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New Protection Granted to Those Sued in New York

New Protection Granted to Those Sued in New York

Every year over 100,000 people in New York are sued on debts such as credit cards, car loans, or medical bills.  Many don’t know they have been sued until they find that their bank accounts have been levied or wages garnished. This happens because many creditors don’t actually serve a copy of the...

Update: Bankruptcy in NY with Rent-Control and Rent-Stabilized Apartments

Update: Bankruptcy in NY with Rent-Control and Rent-Stabilized Apartments

As discussed in previous blogs, due to a loophole in the law, those who file bankruptcy in New York and who live in rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartments risk losing their homes. Although there has been no resolution of this unfortunate situation, there have been some developments in two...

Temporary Protected Status Re-registration Period Extended Again for Haitian Nationals

Temporary Protected Status Re-registration Period Extended Again for Haitian Nationals

After the Haitian earthquake of January 0f 2010, the Obama administration granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for those living illegally in the United States that were from Haiti.  This even applied to those in removal proceedings.  This helped approximately 100,000 people.  TPS was initially...

Rent Controlled and Rent Stablized Tenants Filing Bankruptcy Still at Risk to Lose Homes

When then Governor David Patterson signed into law a bill in 2011 increasing the amount of assets that a person is allowed to keep when filing bankruptcy in New York, I expressed concern that individuals living in rent-stabilized and rent-controlled apartments were in danger of having their leases...