Legal Services NYC


News and Events

    Wednesday, 08 October 2014

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014, New York, NY—LSNYC Executive Director Raun Rasmussen and Rossalyn Quaye of Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) joined Congressman Jerry Nadler (NY-10th), CBS Vice Chair Shari Redstone, New York University School of Law Dean Trevor Morrison, Cardozo Law School Dean Matthew Diller, and CUNY School of Law Dean Michelle Anderson to discuss ways to increase pro bono services and access to justice in our communities on October 7th.

    Wednesday, 01 October 2014

    October 1, 2014, New York, NY—Today's New York Law Journal features an OpEd by Legal Services NYC Executive Director Raun Rasmussen, marking the 40th Anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation.

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014

    Fund knew that neither spouse could speak or read English when it directed them to sign away right to survivor benefits

    September 24, 2014, New York, NY— A non-English speaking widow today filed a federal lawsuit against the New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. Pension Fund, challenging the wrongful denial of her application for a survivor annuity following her husband’s untimely death. The Plaintiff is represented by Legal Services NYC’s Brooklyn Program and Legal Services NYC’s Equal Rights Initiative.

    Thursday, 18 September 2014

    Residents Claim Goldfarb Properties Is Forcing Them Out of Rent-Stabilized Apartments

    September 18, 2014, New York, NY— Public Advocate Letitia James and four individuals represented by Legal Services NYC-Bronx have filed a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and New York State and City anti-discrimination laws in connection with planned elevator outages in four buildings owned by Goldfarb Properties in the Bronx.

    Monday, 15 September 2014

    Pinnacle Tenants eligible for monetary damages have an extended deadline of December 31, 2014 to submit claims

    September 15, 2014, New York, NY— More than 30,000 tenants across 550 Pinnacle-owned buildings in New York City may be eligible for monetary damages under the court-approved settlement of a class action lawsuit that challenged Pinnacle’s treatment of tenants with rent-controlled and rent-stabilized apartments.

    Legal Services NYC and The Legal Aid Society have set up a Pinnacle Legal Assistance Helpline at 1-888-736-8115 to provide free legal help to current and former Pinnacle tenants, regardless of income, in understanding the terms of the settlement agreement and filing claims before the new extended deadline of December 31, 2014.  The earlier deadline of October 27, 2014 was extended due to Pinnacle’s failure to provide information necessary for effective outreach regarding the settlement.