MFY Legal Services’ Kinship Caregiver Law Project is working with child welfare advocates across the state to urge the state legislature to amend Domestic Relations Law 72 to give relative caregivers (e.g. aunts, uncles, older siblings, etc.) the same rights as grandparents when seeking legal guardianship or custody of a related child who has been …
The New York Daily News reports on the conditions at Surf Manor Adult Home in Brooklyn, where with MFY’s help residents are suing the home for bedbug infestations and other unhealthy and dangerous conditions.
The July issue of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel includes an interview with MFY’s Executive Director, Jeanette Zelhof, highlighting MFY’s projects and significant involvement of pro bono counsel in impact litigation.
The New York Daily News reports that residents at the Garden of Eden home in Brooklyn charge that home threatens them with eviction and bullies them if they complain about conditions or ask for help with medical problems. MFY has filed suit against the New York State Department of Health for failing to enforce regulations …
In an Op-Ed on September 23, 2011 in the Albany Times Union, MFY urges the state to move forcefully on reining in Medicaid fraud, particularly abuses that result in Medicaid overbilling in adult homes, where residents are often forced by operators to submit to unnecessary services while their real medical needs are ignored.
In the New York Law Journal, MFY Staff Attorney Elizabeth Lynch argues that a new wave of foreclosure filings will leave thousands of homeowners vulnerable to a system that favors banks unless the New York State legislature renews funding for foreclosure defense. Foreclosure Prevention Funds Still Necessary
The Staten Island Advance reports on MFY’s efforts to save the home of a Staten Island father of three who was denied a mortgage transfer after his wife died of cancer. Wells Fargo Denies Mortgage Transfer to Widow
The Daily News reports on MFY’s class action lawsuit against three-quarter house operators.
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera shows how a tenacious MFY attorney saved the home of an elderly Queens homeowner.
The December 2010 ABA Journal explores the thorny field of debt collection, citing MFY’s groundbreaking study Justice Disserved on the relationship between “sewer service” and default judgments in debt collection cases. Read article.