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NCLEJ Submits Public Comment Opposing CFPB Debt Collection Rules

On May 7, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a proposed rule that would provide a safe harbor for debt collection attorneys who engage in deceptive practices. This rule would set a minimal standard for “meaningful…

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Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action in Brooks et. al. v. Roberts

On September 17, 2019, a federal court in Utica, New York will hold a hearing to assess the fairness of a pending settlement in Brooks et. al. v. Roberts.  Class members have the right to oppose or comment…

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NCLEJ Condemns Finalized Public Charge Rule from Trump’s DHS

NCLEJ condemns the racist and abusive policy that the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published in final form earlier today. The new DHS “public charge” rules are only part of the Trump Administration’s sweeping and continued attack on…

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NCLEJ and Partners Sue Florida State Medicaid Agencies, Alleging Unlawful Termination of Healthcare Benefits for Eligible Individuals

Along with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and Disability Rights Florida, NCLEJ filed a federal class action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, the two agencies that administer the…

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NCLEJ and Empire Justice Center Sue Suffolk County Department of Social Services, Alleging Discrimination Against People with Disabilities

Yesterday, NCLEJ filed a federal class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of low-income Suffolk County residents with disabilities, alleging discrimination by the Suffolk County Department of Social…

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NCLEJ adds voice to statement against White Supremacy

Read the statement from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Voto Latino, MoveOn, and 100 other civil rights and gun reform organizations in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: https://civilrights.org/2019/08/06/civil-rights-and-gun-reform-orgs-show-solidarity-demand-action-against-white-supremacy/

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NCLEJ joins the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

On July 25, 2019, NCLEJ was voted in as a new member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a national coalition of more than two hundred civil and human rights organizations. You can read more…

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Victory for Medicaid Recipients in New Hampshire

On July 29, 2019, NCLEJ and co-counsel National Health Law Program and New Hampshire Legal Assistance won a victory that protects Medicaid recipients in New Hampshire from harsh work requirements. A federal judge vacated the U.S. Department of…

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