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Shed Light on the Foreclosure Shadow Docket

UPDATE: GOVERNOR SIGNS SHADOW DOCKET BILL! Materials in support of A.5582/S.4530a. Read More

NYS Attorney General: Pay Wages for Post-Sandy Work

An investigation by Empire Justice Center's Reyna Remolete Hayashi leads to NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's order for a general contractor to pay $65,000 to workers who were hired for post-Sandy reconstruction. Read More

2013 Domestic Violence Legislative Update

An update on domestic violence related laws as of July 18, 2013. Read More

Governor Urged to Take Quick Action on Bill to Help Spare NYers from Foreclosure

Empire Justice is a member of a statewide coalition that says every day of delay puts 92 more homeowners at risk of losing homes. Read More

Empire Justice will participate in this summer's Medicaid Conference

Empire Justice will participate in this summer's Medicaid Conference, sponsored annually by the United Hospital Fund. Read More

Foreclosure Shadow Docket: Current vs. Proposed Filing Requirements

This comparison shows that the requirements of the document that lenders must file (Attorney Affirmation) are much more stringent than the proposed Certificate of Merit, included in A.5582/S.4530, would require. Read More

Study Shows That Payday Lending Is a Net Drain on the Economy

This analysis by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development shows that the economic activity generated by payday lending firms receiving interest payments is less than the lost economic activity from reduced household spending. Read More

New Yorkers for Responsible Lending Information on the Foreclosure Shadow Docket

Frequently asked questions and other information on New York's foreclosure Shadow Docket. Read More


The Cuomo Administration today sent the following letter to New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver opposing the Short-term Financial Services Loan Act (Assembly Bill 1113-A). Read More

Chart outlining child care funding in the NYS Budget 2009-2014

This chart provides detailed descriptions of funding in the state budget over the past several years. Read More