Press Releases

MFY Launches Advocacy Project for Nursing Home Residents

MFY Legal Services launched the Nursing Home Residents’ Project to provide advice and advocacy for nursing home residents and their families. The Project will represent nursing home residents whoa re facing abuse and neglect, civil rights violations, improper discharge planning, and unfair consumer practices. MFY Launches New Project for Nursing Home Residents

Homecare Workers Sue Agency for Wage Theft

MFY Legal Services and Debevoise Plimpton LLP are representing employees of BNV Home Care Agency, Inc. and Academy Care Givers, Inc. in a class action lawsuit that charges that the agencies stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from them and systematically violated New York State Labor Laws. Home Care Workers Sue Agency for Wage Theft

MFY to Continue Lawsuit Against Steven J. Baum, PC

MFY will continue its class action lawsuit against Steven J. Baum, PC despite the firm’s decision to close its doors. The suit charges that the firm engaged in unfair debt collection and deceptive practices in filing thousands of foreclosure lawsuits. MFY announced it will also monitor other firms’ compliance with rules requiring attorneys to attest …

Advocates Demand State Funding for Foreclosure Prevention

MFY Foreclosure Attorney Adam Cohen joined scores of advocates at a hearing today to demand continued funding for foreclosure defense and housing counseling for tens of thousands of homeowners who are in foreclosure or are delinquent on their loans.  Cohen warned that “Within the next few months, thousands of cases that have been sitting in …

Adult Home Resident Sues State Health Dept. for Violating Her Rights

Represented by MFY, a 51-year-old disabled resident of the Elm York Home for Adults in Queens asked a federal court to declare that the NYS Dept. of Health’s administrative rules violate the due process protections of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Adult Home Resident Sues State Dept. …