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LIVESTREAM: AG Schneiderman Reveals Results of Volkswagen Investigation

TODAY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Massachusetts AG Maura Healey will make a joint announcement on their investigation into Volkswagen at 12:30 PM. A link to the live stream feed can be found here. The link will be working […]

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DraftKings and Fanduel DFS New York Settlement: Don’t Believe the Doom and Gloom

DraftKings and Fanduel New York Settlement: Don’t Believe the Doom and Gloom By Scott Engel/ Managing Director Rotoexperts.com Article published with permission from Rotoexperts.com March 21,2016 At first glance, the news that Daily Fantasy Sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel have […]

CUOMO NOMINATES ROSSANA ROSADO AS NEW YORK SECRETARY OF STATE

CUOMO NOMINATES ROSSANA ROSADO AS NEW YORK SECRETARY OF STATE

Rosado to succeed Cesar Perales, Lifelong Public Servant and Founder of New York State Office of New Americans Perales to Retire from Department of State, be Nominated to Empire State Development Board   Governor Cuomo has nominated Rossana Rosado as […]

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission To Study Hoverboards Safety

WASHINGTON, DC  — The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is looking into dozens of fires involving hoverboards, which are also called smart boards or self-balancing boards. Many of these fires occurred indoors and could have resulted in serious injuries if not for […]

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New York State Approves Charter/Time Warner Cable Transaction

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, Charter Communications, Inc. received approval of its merger with Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) from the State of New York – bringing the close of the Charter transactions another step closer. This action by New York puts Charter’s […]

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Law Protecting Children From Tip Over Deaths Signed By Cuomo

New Law Inspired by Incidents in Upstate New York Where Children Were Killed by Falling Furniture, Television Just in time for the holiday season, legislation protecting children from tip over incidents involving heavy pieces of falling furniture or televisions has been signed […]

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NY AG Clashes With DraftKings and FanDuel Over Legality of Online Fantasy Sports Gaming Sites

Fantasy Football Fans Attempted To Sack NY Attorney General Schneiderman Earlier today, 200 supporters of daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings gathered outside New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s New York City office at 120 Broadway  to protest […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Consumer Rights, Government, Law, News, Sports
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Top 10 Best and Worst Mattress Guide for 2015

Bed and sleep website SleepJunkie.org compares this year’s best-rated mattresses and also highlights ones to avoid for consumers seeking better sleep Shopping for a new mattress in today’s marketplace can seem a bit challenging, with dozens of brands, confusing marketing, […]

by · November 8, 2015 · Consumer Rights
Governor Signs Legislation to Protect and Support Nail Salon Workers

Governor Signs Legislation to Protect and Support Nail Salon Workers

Legislation Protecting Nail Salon Workers On Thursday morning, Governor Cuomo signed legislation protecting and supporting nail salon workers in New York. The bill was one of the Governor’s top priorities this legislative session and builds on the Governor’s previous efforts to […]

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NEW YORKERS ALERTED TO SCAM TICKETS TO SEE POPE FRANCIS DURING VISIT TO NEW YORK

GOVERNOR CUOMO WARNS AGAINST SCAM TICKETS TO SEE POPE FRANCIS DURING VISIT TO NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo warned New Yorkers of scams surrounding Pope Francis’ scheduled September visit, urging those interested to only get tickets from verified sources. […]

‘Fort Drum Loophole’ Closed In Crack Down on Lenders Who Prey on Military Personnel

‘Fort Drum Loophole’ Closed In Crack Down on Lenders Who Prey on Military Personnel

Omni Military Lending Agrees to Stop Making Loans In Excess of New York’s Interest Rate Caps Today, New York State launched a crackdown on high-interest loans made to military personnel by closing the “Fort Drum Loophole.” That loophole – predicated on a […]

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Cuomo, Legislature Reach Agreement on Rent Laws, 421a But Not MMA

In an email to supporters, Governor Andrew Cuomo described his end-of-session agreement with legislative leaders that addresses many of the important issues facing New York. Cuomo referred to his bold vision for New York: “one that promised to expand opportunity, […]

Cuomo Seeks Reforms in the Nail Salon Industry

Cuomo Seeks Reforms in the Nail Salon Industry

Multi-Agency Task Force Enforcement Teams Will Recover Wages and Shut Down Worst Offenders Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has introduced a comprehensive package of legislation and new regulations to protect workers in the nail salon industry. This complements the work of […]

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City Report: The Bronx Has Highest Rate of Home Loan Denials

The South Bronx real estate market may be heating up, but the residents have a tougher time getting home loans than residents of any other borough, according to a new city report. Approximately 30 percent of all home loan applications […]

BP Diaz Nail and Beauty Salon Grading System Gets Council Hearing

BP Diaz Nail and Beauty Salon Grading System Gets Council Hearing

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. testifies in support of his legislation creating a letter grading system for nail and beauty salons, as well as other cosmetology businesses.     Yesterday, the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO) said that the […]