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Consumer Protection Unit

Federal Student Loans During the Coronavirus Epidemic

The CARES Act signed into law provides significant relief to student loan borrowers who have Direct Loans or FFEL Loans that are held by the ...
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Advance Planning

New Free NY COVID-19 Legal Resource Hotline Helps NYC Residents

NYLAG launches a legal resources hotline to help New York City residents impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus) receive answers to their legal questions.
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Consumer Protection Unit

Coronavirus Update: New York Suspends Debt Collection for Medical, Student Loans

NYLAG's Shanna Tallarico speaks with Yahoo Finance on how the suspension of debt collection provides relief during this public health crisis.
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Consumer Protection Unit

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Toughening of Student Loan Cancellation Rules

NYLAG's Jane Stevens and Jessica Ranucci criticize the Borrower Defense rule's impact on defrauded students and free legal resources.
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Consumer Protection Unit

Student Advocates Challenge DeVos’ Borrower Defense Rule

On behalf of NYLAG, student advocates file lawsuit against the Department of Education's new Borrower Defense rule. NYLAG's Jane Greengold provides her statement.
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Consumer Protection Unit

Former Student of Predatory For-Profit College Fights Back against Illegal Debt Collection

NYLAG's Special Litigation unit continues to eradicate illegal debt collection lawsuits from fraudulent for-profit colleges.
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Consumer Protection Unit

[Podcast] The Next Debt Crisis That No One’s Talking About

NYLAG's Shanna Tallarico provides insight on the story of one man’s journey with his Credit Acceptance loan.
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Consumer Protection Unit

NYLAG submits comments on changes to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

NYLAG submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opposing proposed rule seeking to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).  NYLAG urges the ...
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Community Education

NYLAG’s New Visual Identity. Why now?

Since 1990, The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has worked tirelessly to make the voices of individuals and families with low-income or experiencing poverty ...
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Community Education

NYLAG’s first Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Caprice Jenerson has become NYLAG's first-ever Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer.
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