Significant Litigation & Projects

Black Love Resists et al
v.
The City of Buffalo et al

A class action filed in Federal Court to stop illegal police stops in the City of Buffalo.

Chipego
v.
Five Star Bank

A state court class action complaining of pre- and post-disposition notices sent after car repossession that failed to include information required by UCC. We have a contempt motion pending against the Defendant for not following the order settling the case. We have submitted a settlement proposal to the defendant.

McCoy
v.
Restaino

A Federal class action lawsuit addressing delays in processing public assistance applications by the Niagara County Department of Social Services. Jurisdiction has been extended until and we are discussing settlement.

Ally
v.
Jonathan

A defendant's appeal to fourth department, concerning standards of proof for summary judgment in a car loan deficiency case. This case will be argued at the 4th Department in April.

Town of West Seneca
v.
Select Portfolio Servicing

We represent the town under a contract for work on zombie foreclosures. A settlement has almost been reached. In addition, SPS has agreed to meet with the Town of West Seneca to set up a system going forward for the Town to report to them and follow up on zombie properties so they can try to ensure that in the future they do a better job taking care of the zombie properties in West Seneca.

Town of Clarence
v.
Nationstar Mortgage d/b/a Mr. Cooper

A State Supreme Court action we filed on behalf of the Town of Clarence alleging the mortgage servicer's failure to maintain a property as required by RPAPL Sections 1308-1310. A settlement was reached to reimburse the Town for its expenses, and the collapsing property has been demolished.

White
v.
Fein Such & Crane

White v. Fein, Such & Crane, LLP is a class action lawsuit filed against a foreclosure plaintiff law firm concerning the attorneys’ fees and costs defendant charged in mortgage foreclosure actions. The complaint alleges that the defendant systematically and intentionally misrepresents, and attempts to collect from homeowners unreasonable and deceptive costs for foreclosure-related services that are either exaggerated or did not happen at all. WNYLC’s co-counsel are the Bromberg Law Office, PC, and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC).

Projects

Campaign to Ensure Affordable Water

The Law Center has helped lead a campaign in Buffalo and statewide to insure that access to water is affordable and to minimize water shutoffs for people struggling to pay their water bills. We have represented people who are threatened with shut offs or who are living without water, led the effort to convince Mayor Brown to issue a moratorium on water shutoffs during the pandemic, participated in a statewide coalition persuading Governor Cuomo to impose a statewide moratorium on shutoffs, and lobbied with community and legal service organizations across the State to pass legislation making New York the first state to enact a law establishing protections against utility shut offs for residential customers of electric, gas, telephone and water utilities during the pandemic.

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