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Category: Press Releases

Brooklyn Groups and Hundreds of Environmental Organizations Demand Halt of Gas Flow in Brooklyn Pipeline on Grounds of Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Zavé Martohardjono | martohardjono@nclej.org As New York State decides on permits, Brooklyn community groups and lawyers on their behalf coordinated several demands to stop the flow of gas through National Grid’s North Brooklyn Pipeline…

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New Data Reveals Thousands of New Yorkers At Risk of Water Shutoffs

New data released today reveals that thousands of New York households risk having their water turned off. With our partner Western New York Law Center, we found that thousands of New Yorkers are struggling to pay their water bills,…

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Good news from Missouri: Plaintiffs have started receiving SNAP benefits

Plaintiffs in our lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Social Services have received interviews and started receiving benefits after months of being unable to get through to the State Agency’s failing call center— a barrier that has caused thousands of eligible households to be…

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Federal Lawsuit Filings Reveal Kentucky’s Predatory and Unconstitutional Medical Debt Collection Scheme 

KENTUCKY— The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), Kentucky Equal Justice Center (KEJC), and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP took a major step forward in the ongoing federal class action litigation against the University of Kentucky…

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Lawsuit Exposes Missouri’s Failure to Provide SNAP Benefits, Denying Food Aid to Thousands

MISSOURI — The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and Stinson LLP filed a lawsuit today on behalf of Empower Missouri and two low-income Missourians against the state’s Department of Social…

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Private developers will be required to remedy toxic mold, under ADA

Some good news in a case that NCLEJ has been working on for nearly a decade: NYCHA residents, including those living in buildings operated by Section 8 private developers*, will be afforded protection against the build-up of toxic…

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Community Groups Call on EPA to Bring DEC in Compliance with Title VI Before Issuing Air Permit

Today, the community groups that filed a federal civil rights complaint alleging National Grid’s Brooklyn Natural Gas Pipeline discriminated against communities of color called on the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to conduct a full, lawful environmental review…

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FILED: New Complaint against the Department of Labor (DOL) Underscores Unemployment Insurance (UI) Failures

NEW YORK— The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) sued the DOL for its continuing failure to comply with its legal obligation to produce responsive unemployment insurance (UI) records. The complaint was filed on Friday, December 17, and was served today.  “Governor Hochul promised a new era…

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Connecticut has emerged as a national leader in getting SNAP benefits to low-income people on time.  

Imagine not being able to get food on your table because your state has problems processing benefits in a timely fashion. These delays could mean that families, including those with children, may not be able to meet their basic needs.   Until recently, Connecticut ranked last…

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Announcing the 2021 NCLEJ Catalyst Awards

WATCH THE FULL PROGRAM. The National Center for Law and Economic Justice announces the NCLEJ Catalyst Awards: A Celebration of Changemakers on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7 PM ET. The 60-minute livestream fundraiser will feature a dynamic celebration of thought-leaders, including our incredible partners…

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