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NYLAG Obtains FOIA Response About SSA’s Proposed Payroll Information Exchange with Equifax

After NYLAG filed a FOIA lawsuit, SSA produced the contract it had entered into with Equifax, pricing tables, an addendum which outlined the specific standards ...
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Public Benefits Unit

Nationwide Settlement Grants Millions of Dollars to SSI Beneficiaries Harmed During Pandemic: Campos et al. v. Kijakazi

Settlement Comes After Class Action Lawsuit Filed by NYLAG, Justice in Aging, and Arnold & Porter Alleged that Pandemic-Related Administrative Errors and Shutdowns led the ...
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Special Litigation Cases

Court Grants Final Approval to NYLAG’s $1.35M Settlement with Process Servers, Process Serving Agency, and Debt Collection Law Firm, Providing Crucial Relief to More than 3K NYC Consumers: Burks et al. v. Gotham Process, Inc. et al.

Court Provisionally Grants Final Approval to NYLAG’s $1.35 Million Settlement with Process Servers, Process Serving Agency, and Debt Collection Law Firm, Providing Crucial Relief to ...
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Impact Litigation

NYLAG Sues Social Security Administration for Keeping Key Policies Secret from the Public and Wrongfully Charging Fees to Public Interest Organizations: NYLAG v. SSA, No. 23 Civ. 9363 (S.D.N.Y.)

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) filed a lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) alleging two systemic violations of the Freedom of Information ...
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Impact Litigation

NYLAG Obtains FOIA Response About Social Security Policies on Direct Express Prepaid Debit Cards

In March 2023, NYLAG submitted FOIA request for the section of SSA's Program Operations Manual System and have now obtained FOIA response about social security ...
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Special Litigation Cases

NYLAG Obtains FOIA Response About Social Security Policies on Direct Express Prepaid Debit Cards

In March 2023, NYLAG submitted FOIA request for the section of SSA's Program Operations Manual System and have now obtained FOIA response about social security ...
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Special Litigation Cases

Court Grants Preliminary Approval to Settlement Improving Services for Parents with Intellectual and/or Development Disabilities Involved with ACS: Josefina S. v. City of New York

Para información en español sobre el caso Josefina S. v. City of New York haga clic. Llame al 212-514-4266 si tiene preguntas sobre esta demanda ...
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Impact Litigation

NYLAG Obtains FOIA Response About Immigration Judge Complaints in NYC

On March 24, 2023, NYLAG’s Special Litigation Unit (“SLU”) and Immigrant Protection Unit (“IPU”) submitted a Freedom of Information (“FOIA”) request to EOIR, seeking records ...
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Special Litigation Cases

NYLAG Scores Historic Victory for Immigrants, Open Government: NYLAG v. Board of Immigration Appeals

NYLAG sued the Board of Immigration Appeals to make a secret body of case law—thousands of unpublished decisions—available to immigrants, their advocates, and the general ...
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Special Litigation Cases

NYLAG Sues New York City for Delays in SNAP and Cash Assistance Benefits Processing: Forest v. City of New York

The New York Legal Assistance Group, along with the Legal Aid Society and the law firm Dechert LLP, filed a class action lawsuit on behalf ...
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