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Supreme Court to examine group lawsuits brought by workers and consumers (AlJazeera America)

In Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo and three other cases this term, the justices will rule on class-action litigation Read More

City to fix law that snared victims (Democrat & Chronicle)

Nearly three years after Javonnta Simmons sued the city, demanding that officials change a law that unwittingly punished abuse victims, the city is fixing the law — while continuing to fight Simmons in court. Read More

WCNY Capitol Pressroom: October 23, 2015

We hear from Milo Primeaux, a transgender man who is part of the community that will be impacted by the new regulations. Primeaux is a staff attorney for the Empire Justice Center’s LGBT Rights Project, which provides free legal services to low-income LGBT clients in Western and Central New York. Read More

No One Should Be Punished for Calling 911 (Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law)

Responding to the Spread of Harmful Housing Ordinances in Illinois Read More

New York Attorney General Examining Private Equity Firm’s Mortgage Business (The New York Times)

The rapid growth of Caliber Home Loans, a mortgage company owned by the private equity giant Lone Star Funds, has led to a surge in consumer complaints. Now it has led to regulatory scrutiny of Caliber’s business practices. Read More

Cities to battered women: SHUT UP or GET OUT - Column (USA Today)

In cities across the country, victims of crime increasingly pay a terrible but little-known price for calling 911: eviction from their homes. Domestic violence victims are prime targets. Read More

Feds sue Gates Chili over service dog

The Department of Justice sued the Gates Chili Central School District on Tuesday for refusing to allow a child to bring her service dog to school unless accompanied by a handler, paid for by her family. Read More

Counseling, new rules could widen home ownership, study says (Newsday)

Long Island's poorest residents are missing out on the American dream of home ownership due to difficulties getting mortgages, according to a new analysis of federal home loan data. Read More

Report: Bank policies worsen foreclosure crisis in areas (News 12 Long Island)

A new report claims certain communities may be suffering more from the foreclosure crisis because of bank policies. Read More

Westchester summit aims to tackle critical issues to county’s immigrant population (FiOS 1)

Hundreds gathered at the Westchester Community College to discuss the needs of the community and find solutions Read More