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NYC agency for consumer and business assistance, consumer protection, complaint filing, business license applications and informative publications.
Consumer protection and education on lemon laws, credit reporting and ticket brokers, as well as information on scams involving home improvement, construction, telemarketing, mail, and senior citizens in New York State.
Provides contact information and complaint forms for consumer disputes.
New York City Official Web Site
Provides links to the mayor's office, city agencies, the city council, comptroller, and public advocate.
Center for New York City Law
From New York Law School. Includes administrative decisions, mayor's executive orders and directives, old local laws, and legislative annual.
New York Laws
Scroll to bottom of page, click ADC (NY Administrative Code).
NYC Admin Online (NYLS)
NYC Administrative Decisions
From New York Law School, provides access to administrative decisions from NYC agencies.
NY Public Interest Group
NYPIRG: New York Public Interest Group
The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is New York State's largest student-directed research and advocacy organization. Its principal areas of concern are environmental protection, consumer rights, higher education, government reform, voter registration, mass transit and public health. Its consumer work is wide ranging across many consumer issues. With a full-time staff and student chapters across the state, it produces reports and studies on national and New-York specific consumer issues, which are provided on this site along with press releases and topical news features.
Laws, Regulations, Case Law
New York, regulations first appear in the weekly New York State Register and then are compiled in a subject (or Title) arrangement in the Official Compilation of the Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR). New York regulations become relevant in Article 78 proceedings in court when the claim is the agency acted arbitrarily in promulgating or following its own regulations.
The complete NYCRR is available on Lexis and Westlaw. A free unofficial version of the NYCRR is available on the Web. Some of the N.Y. agency websites will have some references to regulations.
How to find cases:
- Full text searching on LEXIS and WESTLAW: Full text searching best used when the topic has "terms of art"
- Subject searching: To find cases on a particular subject, use either the Key Number system (on Westlaw or in the print Digests) or the Lexis headnotes. Subject searching for cases is best used when the issue can be expressed using many different terms or phrases. The Key Number system divides up all of the possible areas of law into Topics - e.g. Insurance - and then subdivides each Topic - e.g. Civil Practice and Procedure. These subdivisions are assigned numbers, which are called Key Numbers .
You can identify your relevant Topic(s) and Key Number(s):
- through the headnotes of a known case (on Lexis or Westlaw)
- by scanning the Topic outline
- using Key Number link on Westlaw or Search for a Headnote on Lexis