Paul Kiel, Jeff Ernsthausen
June 8, 2020
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Tags: Consumer Protection, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Debt Collection
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR)
ProPublica spoke with three New Yorkers who struggled to address seizures of their pay after the pandemic hit. Although all three managed to eventually halt the garnishments with the help of a legal aid attorney, the cases show how such suits can hang over people’s lives for decades.