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Why Is It So Hard for Corinthian Students to Get Their Promised Debt Relief? (The Nation)

Many former students of the disgraced diploma mill remain in a financial straitjacket, lacking the resources and legal savvy to navigate an opaque relief process. Read More


A.G. Schneiderman Highlights Success Of Programs Aimed At Revitalizing Communities Across New York State (NYS State Attorney General)

Homeowner Protection Program, Mortgage Assistance Program, And AGScamHelp.com Have Helped Tens Of Thousands Of New York Families Stay In Their Homes Read More


Mind the Gap: Bending the Cost Curve of Legal Services to Close the Justice Gap (Huffington Post)

The "Justice Gap" -- the fact that 80 percent of low-income and 50 percent of middle-income Americans face their legal problems without a lawyer -- undermines the promise of equal justice under law. Read More


The Future of Wall Street Regulation Is in Andrew Cuomo's Hands (New Republic)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo must soon appoint a replacement superintendent for the state Department of Financial Services (DFS), an obscure regulatory position that the current head, Benjamin Lawsky, elevated into a major national player over the past four years. Read More


11 lenders OK ‘zombie home’ code for N.Y. (The Buffalo News)

M&T Bank Corp. and 10 other major mortgage lenders have agreed to monitor and maintain vacant properties across the state that are subjects of delinquent loans, as part of an effort to limit or prevent the neighborhood blight caused by abandoned homes. Read More


Gates Chili challenges service dog ruling (Democrat & Chronicle)

The Gates Chili Central School District has asked the Department of Justice to clarify and possibly revoke a ruling that found the district in violation of federal law for refusing to allow an 8-year-old girl to bring her service dog to school on her own. Read More


Department of Justice scolds Gates Chili in service dog dispute (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)

In a case that could have implications for service dogs in public schools nationwide, the Department of Justice on Tuesday found a local school district in violation of federal law for refusing to allow an 8-year-old girl to bring her service dog to school on her own. Read More


Project eyes mental health services for kids (Democrat & Chronicle)

An inventory of the mental and behavioral health services for children in the nine-county region will be conducted over the next few months, with expectations that a report detailing barriers and potential solutions presented to the community by November. Read More


NY zombie home woes will linger at least 2 years: report (Poughkeepsie Journal)

New York’s home foreclosure crisis will drag on at least through 2017 even though it has largely receded in many parts of the nation, a new report says. Read More


N.Y. AG finds sponsors for payroll cards bill (Legal Newsline Legal Journal)

Two New York lawmakers will sponsor a bill designed to increase protection for workers using payroll cards, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Tuesday. Read More