Press Releases

Harassed by Landlord, Chinatown Tenants Fight Back

MFY filed suit on behalf of elderly Chinatown tenants who are seeking an injunction and damages after their landlord repeatedly brought eviction cases against them for rent they did not owe.  Read complaint here. The case was resolved on 12/31/14 to the satisfaction of all parties.

Lawsuit Filed to Save the Homes of 120 Brooklyn Seniors

MFY Legal Services, The Legal Aid Society, and the law firm of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto represent seven elderly residents of the Prospect Park Residence who filed a lawsuit today seeking a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order to prevent the closure of this assisted living residence.Lawsuit Filed to Save the Homes of 120 …

Data Shows Weak Enforcement by NYS Department of Labor

The Coalition for a Real Minimum Wage Increase, of which MFY is a member, obtained Freedom of Information Law data showing that the New York State Department of Labor is not keeping up with the need for enforcement of wage laws.  A press conference to publicize the data was held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, …

Grandparents Struggle to Navigate Family Court

MFY’s Kinship Caregiver Law Project finds that grandparents provide 60% of informal kinship care, providing a caring home for children who otherwise would be placed in formal foster care. Yet they face formidable obstacles in navigating Family Court and getting the resources they need to provide for the children in their care.

Foreclosure Help for Korean Homeowners

MFY Legal Services, Inc. and the MinKwon Center will hold a workshop for Korean homeowners facing foreclosure or having difficulty in making mortgage payments on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 7-9 pm at the MinKwon Center, 136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd floor, in Flushing. More information here.

MFY Hosts Networking Mixer for Law Students

Law students and young attorneys interested in public interest careers are invited to mix and mingle with MFY attorneys at a Networking Mixer at MFY on Thursday, January 31, 2013 between 5 pm – 7 pm.