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Author: Sebastian Llano

Court of Appeals Rules that Seizure of New York Resident’s Lottery Prize is Barred Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

On November 19, 2015, the New York State Court of Appeals decided that the seizure of half of New York resident Walter Carver’s $10,000 lottery prize was barred by the Fair Labor Standards Act. NCLEJ authored the friend…

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USDA Signs Off on Plan to Provide Retroactive Benefits to Georgians Wrongly Deprived of Food Stamps

In a large-scale win for low-income Georgia families, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed off on an agreement brokered by NCLEJ that will provide retroactive food stamps to tens of thousands of families wrongly deprived of…

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Debt Collection Class Action Obtains Victory for Thousands of New Yorkers

NCLEJ helped to secure a $59 million settlement in Sykes v. Mel S. Harris & Associates, a federal class action challenging widespread abusive debt collection practices in the New York State courts. The settlement, announced on November 12,…

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