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NCLEJ and Partners Sue Louisiana over Poor Mental Health Services for Children

Yesterday, NCLEJ filed a class action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of thousands of Medicaid eligible children in Louisiana who have been affectedby Louisiana’s failure to meet its obligation to provide mental health services to children receiving…

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Staff Attorney Britney Wilson Featured by ESPN’s The Undefeated

ESPN’s The Undefeated recently highlighted the work of NCLEJ Staff Attorney Britney Wilson as part of a tribute to legendary radio host and media personality, Tom Joyner. Britney was the first winner of the Tom Joyner Foundation Full…

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NCLEJ Applauds Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Granted to Block Public Charge Rule

Earlier today, a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction to block the racist and abusive “public charge” rule. The Department of Homeland Security finalized the rule in August, and was set to begin implementing the new changes…

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NCLEJ’s Katie Deabler Named Chair of City Bar Social Welfare Law Committee

NCLEJ offers a big congratulations to Staff Attorney Katie Deabler, who was recently appointed Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Social Welfare Law Committee. The Social Welfare Law Committee works on legal issues impacting low income…

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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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