Press Releases

Data Shows Weak Enforcement by NYS Department of Labor

The Coalition for a Real Minimum Wage Increase, of which MFY is a member, obtained Freedom of Information Law data showing that the New York State Department of Labor is not keeping up with the need for enforcement of wage laws.  A press conference to publicize the data was held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, [...]

Grandparents Struggle to Navigate Family Court

MFY’s Kinship Caregiver Law Project finds that grandparents provide 60% of informal kinship care, providing a caring home for children who otherwise would be placed in formal foster care. Yet they face formidable obstacles in navigating Family Court and getting the resources they need to provide for the children in their care.

Foreclosure Help for Korean Homeowners

MFY Legal Services, Inc. and the MinKwon Center will hold a workshop for Korean homeowners facing foreclosure or having difficulty in making mortgage payments on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 7-9 pm at the MinKwon Center, 136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd floor, in Flushing. More information here.

MFY Hosts Networking Mixer for Law Students

Law students and young attorneys interested in public interest careers are invited to mix and mingle with MFY attorneys at a Networking Mixer at MFY on Thursday, January 31, 2013 between 5 pm – 7 pm.

Lawyers Help New Yorkers Challenge MTA Denials of Access-a-Ride

MFY Legal Services and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP launched a new pro bono initiative to advise and advocate for people with disabilities who have been unjustly denied Access-a-Ride, a paratransit service operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY and other organizations are partnering in the effort. [...]

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Debt Collector’s Phony IRS Threat

MFY Legal Services and the Law Offices of Ahmad Keshavarz are representing a Queens city worker in a class action lawsuit against APIM LLC, an unlicensed debt collector that falsely threatened to report the worker’s debt to the IRS if payment was not made immediately. The complaint alleges that APIM used deceptive practices and also [...]

Lawsuit against Debt Collection Ring Moves Forward as Class Action

Judge Denny Chin granted class action status in a case brought on behalf of more than 100,000 New Yorkers harmed by a massive consumer debt collection scheme. The suit charges that a debt collection ring engaged in persistent robo-signing and conspired to defraud New Yorkers of millions of dollars in violation of federal racketerring and [...]

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