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March 28, 2011

STATEMENT ON BUDGET AGREEMENT

New York State Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger

ALBANY -- "The New York State Bar Association today congratulates Gov Cuomo, Senator Skelos and Speaker Silver on reaching an on-time budget agreement.

"I am particularly pleased that our State's leaders agreed not to include in the budget caps on medical malpractice recoveries, which would have been harmful to New Yorkers who are victimized by negligent hospitals.

"We are disappointed that the Judiciary budget was cut an additional $70 million (on top of an earlier $100 million reduction). We hope this does not deprive any New Yorkers of access to our justice system."

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