New York state Legislature News

Victims of Child Abuse Expected to Launch Wave of Lawsuits in New York

NEW YORK — More than a thousand people are expected to file civil lawsuits in New York courts beginning today over sexual abuse they say they suffered as children during a special one-year window for state suits over decades-old allegations. …

New York Moves to Ban Confessions of Judgment for Out-of-State Loans

New York lawmakers took steps to prevent predatory lenders from using the state’s court system to seize the assets of small businesses nationwide. The state Assembly approved a bill late Thursday prohibiting the use of confessions of judgment against individuals …