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Top Ten Ways The CFPB Can Help You With Financial Questions

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund has put together this great resource of how the CFPB can help you. It includes information on how to make complaints to the CFPB. Read More

Junk Justice: A Statistical Analysis of 4,400 Lawsuits Filed by Debt Buyers

This study shows that the judicial system is not working for consumers in debt collection lawsuits. Read More

NYRL Welcomes Proposed Rulemaking to Curb Abusive Debt Collection Practices

On August 21, the NY Department of Financial Services proposed a new rule regulation debt collection in NYS. NYRL will be commenting on this proposal in the future. Read More

Highlights from the 2011 Legislative Session

After all the emails, strategy sessions, meetings, Facebook updates and trips to Albany, the 2011 Legislative session closed with a huge amount of excitement about New York’s new civil rights law that will bring marriage equality to same sex couples. Read More

Financial Protections Consumers Need Now

The March 2011 issue of Consumer Reports magazine describes some of what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can do for you. Read More

Protecting Funds from Illegal Seizure

Alarmed by the number of calls coming in dealing with the improper seizure of bank accounts containing funds which are exempt from seizure under federal law, including Social Security, disability benefits, pensions, child support and other essential income, Empire Justice staff began looking at the issue more closely. Read More

Legislative Round-Up: 2009-2010 Session

Another tempestuous session of the New York State Legislature recently concluded. It was a session often characterized by political stalemate and dominated by the State’s budget woes. Therefore it is not surprising that there was considerable frustration within the community of advocates for low-income New Yorkers. Read More

Improving New York's Deceptive Acts and Practices Statute

Every state has a statute or collection of statutes intended to target unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP) that occur in the course of business transactions. A strong UDAP statute contributes to consumer protection in two significant ways. Read More

New Yorkers for Responsible Lending Announce 2010 Reform Platform

150 groups, including Empire Justice Center, call on Albany lawmakers to prohibit abusive debt collection and strengthen New York’s foreclosure prevention laws. Read More

Update from Albany: A Tale of Two Cities

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…“ so go Charles Dickens’ famous lines from his work, A Tale of Two Cities written 150 years ago and which perfectly capture the mood of this year’s legislative session. Read More