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September 12, 2022

New NY State Law to Help Victims of Identity Theft

New Law to Help Victims of Identity Theft! A new New York State law was signed into law in June 2022 by Governor Hochul to empower victims […]
July 15, 2022

Unpaid College Debt Update

Students can now receive college transcripts even with unpaid college debt! Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation on May 4, 2022 that prohibits colleges from withholding a student’s transcript because […]
July 15, 2022

Credit Discrimination Awareness

Credit Discrimination Awareness! Under federal law, it’s illegal for banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, retailers, and any other companies that extend credit to discriminate against you. So […]
June 6, 2022

New Consumer Credit Debt Statute of Limitations

New Consumer Credit Debt Statute of Limitations! The New York State Consumer Credit Fairness Act mandates that starting April 7, 2022, creditors cannot sue or make […]
March 23, 2022

New protections against surprise or out-of-network medical bills.

New protections against surprise or out-of-network medical bills. Since March 31, 2015, New York consumers with health coverage subject to New York law (e.g. HMO) were protected […]
January 7, 2022

Consumer Judgment Interest lowered to 2%

On December 31st, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Consumer Judgement Interest Act (S.5724A/A.6474A) to protect New Yorkers from the excessive interest rate on money judgments […]
October 13, 2020

Misleading Sales Practices Lead to Car Loan Fiascos

Purchasing a car can be exciting. But, car dealerships do not always do the right thing for their customers, and people can end up with little […]
May 18, 2020

Credit reports are now free, every week

Everyone is now eligible to get free weekly credit reports from the three national credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and Transunion to help manage financial data […]
February 16, 2019

Hofstra’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic

Hofstra Law is hosting a volunteer income tax assistance clinic for qualifying Nassau and Suffolk County taxpayers who earned less than $55,000 in 2018. For more […]