A Q & A With the Unstoppable Letitia “Tish” James, New York’s Attorney General

A Q & A With the Unstoppable Letitia “Tish” James, New York’s Attorney General

New York, NY – June 11, 2022: State Attorney General Letitia James joined thousand of people marching across Brooklyn Bridge against gun violence. March ended with rally in Lower Manhattan (Shutterstock) By Janet Howard, CAW Exclusive Letitia “Tish” James is an American lawyer, activist, politician, and currently New York’s Attorney General, the first African-American and […]

Combating Crime: Mayor Adams and Attorney General James Announce Take Down of Massive Retail Theft and Crime Operation

Joint NYPD and OAG Investigation Charges 41 People for Stealing Millions of Dollars in Luxury and Drug Store Goods and Reselling them on eBay

Combating Crime: Mayor Adams and Attorney General James Announce Take Down of Massive Retail Theft and Crime Operation

New York, NY – May 26, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams speaks during joint announcement with Attorney General Letitia James at AG New York office. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the takedown of a massive retail theft operation in New York City that […]

Attorney General James and DOI Commissioner Strauber Deliver $900,000 to 200 NYCHA Construction Workers Denied Fair Pay

Lintech Electric Failed to Pay Employees the Prevailing Wage Rate on NYCHA Projects

Attorney General James and DOI Commissioner Strauber Deliver $900,000 to 200 NYCHA Construction Workers Denied Fair Pay

New York, NY – March 17, 2022: Attorney General Letitia James attends 261th St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 5th Avenue. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) Commissioner Jocelyn E. Strauber today announced their joint efforts to combat wage theft by securing nearly $900,000 for […]

Attorney General James Warns Debt Collectors of New State Regulations Banning Lawsuits on Old Debts

Attorney General James Warns Debt Collectors of New State Regulations Banning Lawsuits on Old Debts

New York, NY – March 21, 2022: AG Letitia James attends press conference with union 1199SEIU leaders at union headquarters. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James sent letters to the largest credit card companies and major debt collectors operating in New York, warning them of new state regulations that prevent them from […]

Attorney General James and Mayor Adams Take Down Eco-Yogi Slumlords Who Ran Unlawful Short-Term Rental Operation, Illegally Evicted Tenants

Landlords to Surrender $2 Million Property That Will Turn Into Affordable Housing. $2.25 Million Settlement Results From First Enforcement of Unlawful Eviction Law in New York City, Represents Largest Settlement Against Illegal Short-Term Rental Operator.

Attorney General James and Mayor Adams Take Down Eco-Yogi Slumlords Who Ran Unlawful Short-Term Rental Operation, Illegally Evicted Tenants

State General Attorney Letitia James speaks during Lunar New Year parade in Flushing Chinatown. – New York, NY – February 5, 2022 (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York Attorney General Letitia James today shut down a Brooklyn-based slumlord and scored a victory for tenants’ rights after a group of […]

Letitia James Suspends her Campaign for Governor

The news comes just two months after James launched her campaign.

Letitia James Suspends her Campaign for Governor

New York Attorney General Letitia James during the Veterans Day Parade in New York City on Nov. 11, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Rebecca C. Lewis, City & State New York In an unexpected development, state Attorney General Letitia James is suspending her campaign for governor. She will instead run for reelection as attorney general. First reported […]

Attorney General James Takes Action to Protect Children and Families from Lead Poisoning in NYC

Chestnut Holdings Will Pay $300,000 for OAG Programs to Protect Children From Lead Poisoning, Ensure All Apartments Are Fully Compliant With NYC Lead Laws Second Major Action by AG James in a Week to Protect NYC Children From Lead Paint, Hold Bad Landlords Accountable

Attorney General James Takes Action to Protect Children and Families from Lead Poisoning in NYC

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced an agreement in her lawsuit against Chestnut Holdings of New York, Inc. (Chestnut Holdings), a property management corporation, over its failures to protect children from lead paint hazards in New York City. The lawsuit, filed in February 2020, alleged that Chestnut Holdings put the health […]

Attorney General James Probes Toxic Substances Found in Baby Food Sold in New York

AG James Requests Information from Baby Food Companies Gerber, Hain, Beech-Nut, and Nurture on the Presence of Inorganic Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal Products

Attorney General James Probes Toxic Substances Found in Baby Food Sold in New York

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James launched a probe this week into several manufacturers of baby food regarding high levels of inorganic arsenic found in infant rice cereal products. In response to widespread concern regarding toxic metals found in baby food, Attorney General James requested information from the companies that make Gerber, […]

Attorney General James Announces Criminal Conviction of Staten Island Construction Firm Over Wage Theft and Unemployment Fraud

Premier Builders and Owners Michael Murphy and James Murphy Jr. Ordered to Pay Over $580,000 in Restitution for Failing to Pay Workers Overtime Wages and Unemployment Insurance Contributions

Attorney General James Announces Criminal Conviction of Staten Island Construction Firm Over Wage Theft and Unemployment Fraud

By AG NY NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the convictions of Premier Builders MN LLC (Premier), a Staten Island-based construction company, and two of its owners, Michael Murphy and James Murphy, Jr., for withholding overtime wages from employees, and for failing to pay unemployment contributions to the New York […]

Attorney General James Urges U.S. Senate to Pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021

Bill Would Reform Law Enforcement Agencies, Give State Attorneys General Statutory Authority to Investigate Unconstitutional Policing

Attorney General James Urges U.S. Senate to Pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today led a coalition of 10 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Senate to pass H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021. The bill would reform law enforcement agencies nationwide, give state attorneys general clear statutory authority to investigate […]