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Fanfair v. Knipel

On March 11, 2024, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Yolande I. Nicholson, P.C., Mehri & Skalet PLLC, and Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP, announced the resolution of their 2023 class-action lawsuit against the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) for failing to assess homeowners facing foreclosure for free legal representation, as state law mandates. In the settlement, OCA has agreed to implement the state law’s protections for homeowners across New York State. In 2023, more than half of New York homeowners facing foreclosure did not receive any assistance from legal counsel at the key initial stage of their cases.


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