News From 2017

    • Con Ed Modifies Meter-Seizure Practices
    • Con Ed Modifies Meter-Seizure Practices

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      Good news for NYC consumers: Con Ed will be required to dramatically improve transparency and accountability regarding how it brings so-called “replevin” actions to recover meters used to measure energy consumption upon termination of services.

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    • Summer Days
    • Summer Days

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      The jam-packed summer of 2017 featured a host of social gatherings — from a night of karaoke to movie screenings, a series of CLE training programs for summer interns and staff, a panel discussion on health care reform, and an incredible turnout at the NYC Pride march.

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    • ICE Arrests Escalating in New York Courts
    • ICE Arrests Escalating in New York Courts

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      Outrage against ICE’s presence in New York courthouses has been growing in recent months. “The justice system doesn’t work if victims, witnesses, and defendants stop showing up in court because they are afraid of being deported,” said NYLAG attorney Elizabeth Gibson.

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    • Buyer Beware
    • Buyer Beware

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      Americans are being pushed into predatory auto loans, which have become the fastest-growing household debt in the U.S. Meanwhile, there has been a pronounced increase in the delinquency rate for these subprime loans.

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    • NYLAG Sues NYS Department of Health
    • NYLAG Sues NYS Department of Health

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      NYLAG has challenged the failure of the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to protect disabled recipients of Medicaid-funded long-term home care services whose care was reduced or terminated without due process of law.

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    • Video: Hope Is a Lawyer by My Side
    • Video: Hope Is a Lawyer by My Side

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      Our attorneys and paralegals spend months, sometimes years, working closely with individuals and families in crisis. We hear their stories and see their pain, but we also see the dignity, humor and hope that gives them the strength to fight, with their lawyers by their side, for justice and the chance of a better life.

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    • NYLAG 2017 Gala Honors Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Kevin McCarthy
    • NYLAG 2017 Gala Honors Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Kevin McCarthy

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      More than 300 people attended the NYLAG 2017 Gala, themed Hope Is a Lawyer by My Side, to support NYLAG’s mission of providing high-quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford an attorney. The event honored New York State’s Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Kevin McCarthy, General Counsel & Senior Vice President of BNY Mellon.

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    • NYC Expands Immigrant Services at Public Hospitals
    • NYC Expands Immigrant Services at Public Hospitals

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      The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs announced it will expand its ActionNYC program and its partnership with NYLAG’s LegalHealth Division and NYC Health + Hospitals, to ensure that additional legal assistance is available to immigrant New Yorkers at a time of fear and uncertainty within immigrant communities.

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