Low-Income Drivers Sue California DMV for Illegally Suspending Licenses

Categories: Litigation, News
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 25, 2016 – A coalition of legal aid and civil rights organizations sued the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) this morning for illegally suspending the driver’s licenses of low-income Californians. The suit was brought on behalf of drivers who have had their driver’s licenses suspended in violation of their statutory, due process, …

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Stop Unfair Driver’s License Suspensions

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Bay Area Legal Aid and our coalition partners continue to fight the system of fines, fees, and suspended licenses that push poor Californians deeper into poverty. Read more about the unfair system of fees and fines here. Learn more about BayLegal’s work here.

Taking Money From Food Stamp Recipients

Categories: Litigation, News
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Food stamp recipients, already on the poverty line, are being pushed further into desperation by California’s aggressive debt collection practices. Today, Bay Area Legal Aid filed suit to force the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to follow the law and stop demanding cash for old debts. “The regulations only allow the state to go …

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