NYC Comptroller Lander, Mayor Adams, Public Advocate Williams, NYCERS Pension Trustees, and Partners Celebrate $60 Million Investment in Loan Portfolio That Will Preserve Nearly 35,000 Rental Units

NYC Comptroller Lander, Mayor Adams, Public Advocate Williams, NYCERS Pension Trustees, and Partners Celebrate $60 Million Investment in Loan Portfolio That Will Preserve Nearly 35,000 Rental Units

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Comptroller Press Office New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and trustees of the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS) today announced an investment of up to $60 million to preserve rent-stabilized housing units impacted […]

New York’s Guardianship System Is Broken. Will Lawmakers Pay for a Modest Fix?

New York’s Guardianship System Is Broken. Will Lawmakers Pay for a Modest Fix?

Governor Kathy Hochul. Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Jake Pearson, ProPublica ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was originally published by ProPublica. As New York lawmakers hammer out a more than $200 billion budget this week, they […]

Hochul Sends in the Troops: State Police, National Guard to Do Subway Bag Checks

Hochul Sends in the Troops: State Police, National Guard to Do Subway Bag Checks

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Jose Martinez | March 6, 2024 Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the latest in a series of subway safety initiatives, placing MTA police officers, state troopers and 750 National Guard members at some of the city’s busiest stations to conduct bag checks. Following some headline-grabbing incidents underground […]

Grieving Families Act Reintroduced in Senate

Grieving Families Act Reintroduced in Senate

Listen to the interview with New York State Trial Lawyers Association President, David Scher, here: New York State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, Chair of the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the Grieving Families Act (2024-S8485) on Monday, landmark legislation that reforms and modernizes New York’s antiquated wrongful death statute. The legislature passed the bill with overwhelming bipartisan support […]

Attorney General James Sues Citibank for Failing to Protect and Reimburse Victims of Electronic Fraud

Attorney General James Sues Citibank for Failing to Protect and Reimburse Victims of Electronic Fraud

Editorial credit: DW labs Incorporated / Shutterstock.com NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today sued Citibank, N.A. (Citi) for failing to protect and refusing to reimburse victims of fraud. The lawsuit alleges that Citi does not implement strong online protections to stop unauthorized account takeovers, misleads account holders about their rights after their […]

Protecting Workers: DCWP Settles with Six Major Companies Over Workplace Violations

Protecting Workers: DCWP Settles with Six Major Companies Over Workplace Violations

Editorial credit: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com NEW YORK, NY – Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga today announced nearly $3 million in relief secured for workers from six major businesses to resolve violations of the City’s workplace laws: White Castle, Taco Bell, Domino’s Pizza, Amazon, Farm Country grocery store, and Public Preparatory […]

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