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Case Dismissed Against Queens Man Arrested for Zimmerman Facebook Post

Friday, July 26, 2013

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A grand jury refused to indict a Queens man who was arrested last week for making an angry Facebook post in response to the George Zimmerman verdict. But although the case was dismissed, he remains in jail for violating his parole. 

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State Must Reimburse Millions in Lost Food Stamps

Monday, July 01, 2013

A major legal settlement will provide significant relief for food stamp recipients who lost their benefits recently. The settlement stems from a 2012 federal class action lawsuit that alleges the state violated federal rules by stopping people's benefits before allowing them a chance to correct infractions.

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Judge Rules City Must Keep Sandy Evacuees in Hotels

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A judge has ruled that the city must continue to pay for hotel rooms for 890 Sandy evacuees who still don't have permanent homes to move into. The city tried to end the hotel program April 30th but Legal Aid sued, arguing the date was set arbitrarily.

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City No Longer Has to Pay Rent for Formerly Homeless: Court

Thursday, February 02, 2012

A court has ruled that New York City is no longer required to pay rent for 11,000 formerly homeless individuals and families that are receiving a housing subsidy funded by the city and the state.  

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Money Runs Out for Legal Help for Homeowners in Foreclosure

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Federal Stimulus funds have run out for the more than 100 non-profits providing counseling and legal representation to homeowners facing foreclosure across the state, and the governor's recently released budget does not replace the lost federal monies.

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Thousands Threatened With Eviction Due to Housing Authority Errors, Legal Aid Says

Saturday, October 08, 2011

The city’s Housing Authority wrongfully terminated thousands of low-income residents from federally funded Section 8 housing over a two-year period, Legal Aid attorneys claimed in a recent City Council hearing.

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Judge Proposes Increase in Civil Legal Aid

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

New York's chief judge is asking the state legislature for a $100 million increase in civil legal services for the poor. It would go towards defending clients in evictions, foreclosures and other debt-related cases.


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