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Renters' Rights and Extreme Weather

Renters’ Rights and Extreme Weather

by Christopher SchwartzFebruary 1, 2019

Facing the dangerously cold temperatures across the nation can be an added challenge for the residents of New York City’s severely aged rental housing.  As a tenant, you are entitled to a safe residence, hot water, and adequate levels of heat.  Being deprived of these minimum standards can quickly put you and your family’s health … Continue reading Renters’ Rights and Extreme Weather

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Advanced Cancer: What Happens to My Medical Debt After I Die?

by Vivienne Duncan, DirectorDecember 18, 2018

Advanced cancer and medical debt A majority of New Yorkers will leave behind some amount of debt when they pass on. For those diagnosed with cancer, and especially those with advanced cancer, this may be of particular concern as they embark on medical treatment that could significantly impact their own, and their family’s, financial stability. … Continue reading Advanced Cancer: What Happens to My Medical Debt After I Die?

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Sullivan & Cromwell Lawyer Wins Justice for Rikers Detainee

by Dylan Lee, Project CoordinatorDecember 14, 2018

On July 31, 2014, Kenneth Moore sat in his cell at Riker’s Island, wondering why he was still in jail. Mr. Moore had been arrested for allegedly violating his parole in late June. The underlying sentence—for a narcotics offense—had a “maximum expiration date” of July 31. According to allegations in Mr. Moore’s federal lawsuit, NYS … Continue reading Sullivan & Cromwell Lawyer Wins Justice for Rikers Detainee

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Brooklyn Pro Se Project Sees Uptick in Torrenting Lawsuits

by Dylan Lee, Project CoordinatorDecember 4, 2018

The City Bar Justice Center’s Pro Se Legal Assistance Project has seen an uptick in torrenting lawsuits filed against pro se defendants in federal court over the past year. “Torrenting” is the process of downloading files in many pieces from peers around the world. Applications such as BitTorrent allow users to download thousands of pieces … Continue reading Brooklyn Pro Se Project Sees Uptick in Torrenting Lawsuits

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Las estafas más comunes dirigidas a personas mayores y cómo detectarlas

by Vivienne Duncan, DirectorNovember 12, 2018

To read this post in English, click here: Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors and How To Spot Them Sucede con demasiada frecuencia; las personas mayores se encuentran luchando para recuperarse después de ser estafados. Además de la pérdida financiera, muchas víctimas sienten vergüenza por haber sido engañadas. Esto hace que muchos mantengan el incidente en secreto … Continue reading Las estafas más comunes dirigidas a personas mayores y cómo detectarlas

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A Week at Dilley: Fragomen Fellow Caitlin Miner-Le Grand on the Situation at South Texas Family Residential Center

by Caitlin Miner-Le Grand, Fragomen FellowNovember 2, 2018

Caitlin Miner-Le Grand, Fragomen Fellow at the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project, recalls her experiences this October at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, where immigrant women and children are being detained. Deep in southern Texas, just over an hour outside of San Antonio, there is a large detention center housing mothers … Continue reading A Week at Dilley: Fragomen Fellow Caitlin Miner-Le Grand on the Situation at South Texas Family Residential Center

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