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LAS Files Appeal to Secure NYCHA Tenants Rent Rebates for Heat/Hot Water Outages

The Legal Aid Society and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP filed an appeal in Diamond v. New York City Housing Authority demanding that the agency issue rent abatements to residents who went without heat and hot water, according to the New York Post.
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LAS, Partners Secure $258,000 Payout for 23 Clients Robbed of Wages

The workers came to The Legal Aid Society through the Nepali worker center Adhikaar, which collaborated with the lawyers to ensure that the workers received justice, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 8.30.19

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Decries Return of NYPD Officer with Long History of Misconduct to Full Duty

Earlier this week, an exposé in the New York Daily News revealed Schwartz’s “collars for dollars” scheme that has ensnared several of our clients and other New Yorkers on bogus DWI charges.
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Eric Garner’s Family Demands Judicial Inquiry Into Mayor, NYPD

Garner’s family and advocates for police accountability have filed a petition in New York Supreme Court seeking justice and transparency.
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LAS Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

The community organizations bringing the suit include: Make the Road New York, African Services Committee, Asian American Federation, Catholic Charities of New York, and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
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LAS Calls on Local DAs to Review Disgraced NYPD Officers’ Caseload

Officer Schwartz's bogus arrests for DWIs were previously reported by the New York Daily News.
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Bronx Cop, NYPD Sued Over Bogus DWI Arrests

Working with the New York Daily News, The Legal Aid Society exposed the Officer’s “collars for dollars” scheme which has ensnared several of our clients and other New Yorkers on false charges.
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New Solitary Confinement Practice Implemented at City Jails by DOC

Next month at a public hearing, the NYC Board of Correction will determine if the DOC can continue using this practice, according to The City.
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LAS in the News 8.23.19

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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