Consumer Rights

Carolyn E. Coffey to Receive NYCLA Public Service Award

Carolyn E. Coffey, supervising attorney of MFY’s Consumer Rights Project, will receive the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s Public Service Award at a ceremony on September 12, 2012.  Ms. Coffey has played a leading role in winning greater protections for New Yorkers against improper debt collection practices and led the effort to tighten regulations on …

MFY Urges Greater Federal Protections for Low-Income Consumers

In written testimony to the federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, MFY urged the agency to apply the protections provided under Regulation E to all GPR prepaid cards, to require easy-to-read fee disclosures, to prohibit overdraft fees and credit features, to prohibit deceptive claims about building credit, and to eliminate pre-dispute arbitration clauses.