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Year: 2009

Total Victory Won in Maryland Benefits Delay Case

On December 10, 2009, after a four-day trial, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams granted plaintiffs’ motion for a permanent injunction requiring the State of Maryland to come into full compliance with timely processing requirements in the…

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Steuben County, NY, Agrees to Speed Provision of Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Cash Public Assistance to Those Hard Hit by Recession

In February 2010, NCLEJ, the Western New York Law Center, and the Empire Justice Center achieved a settlement approved by the United States District Court for the Western District of New York in a class action case challenging…

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Rhode Island to Speed Food Stamp Processing Under Court-Approved Settlement

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice, together with the Rhode Island ACLU through Cooperating Attorney Lynette Labinger of Roney & Labinger LLP, filed suit on July 6, 2009 against the Director of the Rhode Island Department…

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Indiana Agrees to Court Order Speeding Provision of Food Stamp Benefits

On April 7, 2009, NCLEJ filed Tiffany Bell, et al. v. Anne W. Murphy, et al., a class action challenging Indiana’s failure to timely process food stamp applications. The case was filed in federal district court in South…

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Now Available Online: Reorienting and Expanding Our National Advocacy Program

In this article Henry Freedman reviews the exciting progress made by NCLEJ since it lost all federal funding in 1995. Read more (pdf)

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NCLEJ and Empire Justice Center Achieve Settlement Ending Lengthy Delays in Processing of Food Stamp and Medicaid Applications in Long Island, New York

NCLEJ and the Empire Justice Center achieved a revised settlement in July 2014 in a United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York case challenging Suffolk County’s unlawful practice of delaying food stamp and Medicaid…

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NCLEJ, Western New York Law Center, and Empire Justice Center file class action challenging food stamp, Medicaid, and cash public assistance application delays in Steuben County, NY

In February 2010, NCLEJ, the Western New York Law Center, and the Empire Justice Center achieved a settlement approved by the United States District Court for the Western District of New York in a class action case challenging…

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NCLEJ and Texas Colleagues File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Texas Food Stamp Application Processing Delays

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Three Prominent Attorneys Join NCLEJ’s Board of Directors

New York City attorneys Caitlin J. Halligan of Weil Gotshal, Nancy A. Lieberman of Skadden Arps, and Brian S. Weinstein of Davis Polk, have joined NCLEJ’s Board of Directors. Read more

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