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PAGE 10                                                    THE QUEENS TIMES                              THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2024

           Attorney General James Warns Law Firm to                                LEGAL NOTICES            LEGAL NOTICES           LEGAL NOTICES
             Immediately Stop Trying to Profit Off of                            Notice of formation of GRY BK   SPEAK HUMAN STUDIOS   INLAND PROPERTIES SE
                           Uber And Lyft Drivers                                 LLC, a domestic LLC. Articles   LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the   LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the
                                                                                                          SSNY on 02/15/2024. Office
                                                                                 of Organization filed with the
        New York City Law Firm  get rideshare drivers to pay  throughout New York stand  Secretary of State of New York   loc: Queens County. SSNY has   SSNY on 02/14/2024. Office
                                                                                                                                  loc: Queens County. SSNY has
        Held & Hines Is Attempt-  for an unnecessary service,  to receive settlement funds  (SSNY) on 2/11/2024. Office   been designated as agent upon   been designated as agent upon
        ing to Get Uber and Lyft  but we will not allow them  under these historic settle-  location: Queens. SSNY is   whom process against the LLC   whom process against the LLC
        Drivers to Pay to Receive  to get away with it. Uber  ments. Drivers will be able  designated  as agent upon   may be served. SSNY shall mail   may be served. SSNY shall mail
        Restitution Won by AG  and Lyft drivers should  to start submitting claims  whom process against the LLC   process to: The LLC, 2120 Rene   process to: The LLC, PO Box
        James                    only trust settlement in-  to receive settlement funds  may be served. SSNY shall   Ct, #2, Ridgewood, NY 11385.   610511, Bayside, NY 11361.
                                 formation from my office,  on March 1, 2024. Rust  mail process to: The LLC, 15712   Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.   Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.
             New York Attorney  settlement administrator  Consulting, Inc. (Rust) is the  59th Ave, Flushing, NY 11355.   2/22,29,3/7,14,21&28/2024  2/22,29,3/7,14,21&28/2024
        General Letitia James sent  Rust Consulting, and the  official settlement adminis-  2/22,29,3/7,14,21&28/2024
        a cease-and-desist letter to  New York Taxi Workers Al-  trator, and will be sending
        New York City-based law  liance. I encourage anyone  notices to eligible drivers   Queens Lawmakers, Advocates Announce New
        firm Held & Hines LLP  with knowledge of others  on March 1, 2024. Drivers   Research Showing Queens Families Could Save
        (Held  & Hines),  warning  attempting to charge drivers  must file claims by May
        the firm to immediately  for their settlement pay-  30, 2024. Payments will be            $158 On Bills w/NY HEAT!
        stop its attempts to get Uber  ments to reach out to my  made by check, Venmo, or
        and Lyft drivers to pay a fee  office.”          Paypal and sent out within   (Continued from page 4)  lines agree that the high  wildfires – turning the sky
        for their settlement funds       In various posts and mes-  30 days of filing.                    cost of living in New York  orange and the air toxic –
        secured by the Office of the  sages, Held & Hines encour-       The OAG warns drivers to  consider alternatives to gas  is a major problem. Higher  and drives deadly extreme
        Attorney General (OAG).  ages drivers to pay the firm  beware of anyone who offers  that are better for people,  energy costs across New  heat and cold.
        Held & Hines has been shar-  in order to get their funds.  to help file a claim for the  better for our wallets, and  York State, exacerbated by       About Food & Wa-
 (Continued from page 9)  ing deceptive posts on social  Held & Hines’ actions have  Uber and Lyft settlements.  better for our planet,” said  double-digit rate hikes not  ter Watch - Food & Water
        media and in rideshare driv-  caused considerable confu-  Instead, drivers can contact  Avni Pravin, Alliance for a  just from National Grid and  Watch is a national ad-
        er chat groups representing  sion and distrust among  Rust or NYTWA for assis-  Green Economy’s Deputy  Con Edison, but also from  vocacy  organization  that
        that the firm will help driv-  the driver community and  tance and more information.  Director.   Central Hudson, RG&E,  mobilizes people to build
        ers claim their share of the  could result in drivers giv-  1.   Rust (Uber): 1-800-625-       “We staunchly support  NYSEG, National Fuel Gas,  political  power  to  move
        settlement funds for a 15  ing up a significant portion  2332 | info@ubernyagsettle-  the NY HEAT Act as a  and O&R, only exacerbate  bold and uncompromised
        percent fee to be taken out of  of the settlement funds to | UberNYAG-  critical measure to empower  the cost of living problem.  solutions to the most press-
        the amount due to each indi-  which they are entitled.     the Governor and the Public       The NY HEAT Act will  ing food, water and climate
        vidual driver. In reality, the  These posts are deceptive  2.   Rust (Lyft): 1-800-433-  Service Commission in  stop the expansion of the  problems of our time. We
        process to receive settlement  and misleading, in violation  5314 | info@lyftnyagsettle-  regulating monopolistic  dirty, outdated, fracked  work to protect people’s
        funds is simple and does not  of laws designed to protect | LyftNYAG-  utilities. Unless we end the  gas system to protect the  health, communities and
        require legal representation.  New Yorkers from fraudu-   toxic practice of fracked  climate. In addition to cost  democracy from the grow-
        Drivers will be able to start  lent business practices such  3.   NYTWA: 718-706-9892  gas infrastructure; public  savings detailed above, the  ing destructive power of the
        submitting claims to receive  as false advertising. As  |   health and the climate will  bill gets rid of the unfair  most powerful  economic
        settlement funds on March  drivers do not need legal       The OAG thanks NYT-  continue to be harmed. The  100-foot rule, which forces  interests.
        1, 2024.                 representation to receive  WA for bringing this matter  imperative for immediate  New York families to sub-  View Online: http://readme.
             In the cease-and-desist  their settlement funds, OAG  to the Labor Bureau and for  action cannot be overstat-  sidize new gas hookups to
        letter sent to Held & Hines,  also asserts that the firm’s  their ongoing partnership in  ed,” said Kim Fraczek, Sane  the tune of $200 million  Lawmakers-Advocates-
        Attorney General James  actions may violate the New  defending the rights of New  Energy Project.  every year while accelerat-  Announce-New-Research-
        ordered the firm to im-  York Rules of Professional  York rideshare drivers.        Background - Accord-  ing fossil fuel-generated  Showing-Queens-Families-
        mediately stop  soliciting  Conduct, which prohibit  This matter was handled by  ing to a Siena Poll, 8 in 10  climate change that super-  Could-Save-158-On-Bills-
        Uber and Lyft drivers in  lawyers from charging or  Labor Bureau Chief Karen  New Yorkers across party  charges storms, floods, and  w-NY-HEAT/19955333
        connection with the OAG  collecting excessive fees for  Cacace, Deputy Bureau
        settlements and disable the  services.           Chief Young Lee, Civil
        website it created for this       In November 2023,  Enforcement Section Chief
        unnecessary service. Held  Attorney General James  Fiona Kaye, Assistant At-
        & Hines must also disclose  announced two landmark  torneys General Lawrence
        any executed retainers with  settlements with rideshare  Reina, Mary Hughes, Jes-
        drivers to OAG and en-   companies Uber and Lyft.  sica Agarwal, Eric Eingold,
        sure those agreements are  The settlements will return  Erika Vera Livas, and Attor-
        voided.                  $328 million in back pay  ney General Fellow Abigail
             “Asking hardworking  to drivers and institute a  Ramos. The Labor Bureau
        drivers — many of whom  minimum driver “earn-    is a part of the Division for
        are immigrants and people  ings floor,” paid sick leave,  Social Justice, which is led
        of color — to pay a fee  proper hiring and earnings  by Chief Deputy Attorney
        for their rightfully earned  notices, and other improve-  General Meghan Faux and
        wages is unacceptable,” said  ments in  drivers’  work-  overseen by First Deputy
        Attorney General James.  ing conditions. More than  Attorney General Jennifer
        “Held & Hines is trying to  100,000 rideshare drivers  Levy.
          Attorney General James Calls on FDA to Protect
          Children From Lead And Other Toxic Metals in

                                    Baby Food
         (Continued from page 9)  Lemuel M. Srolovic. The  and Special Counsel M.
                                 Environmental Protection  Umair Khan  of  the Ex-
        Environmental Scientists  Bureau is part of the Social  ecutive Division. Both the
        Amelia Grant-Alfieri and  Justice Division, which is  Division for Social Justice
        Linda Wilson, all of the  led by Chief Deputy Attor-  and the Executive Divi-
        Environmental Protection  ney General Meghan Faux.  sion are overseen by First
        Bureau and under the su-  The matter is also being  Deputy Attorney General
        pervision of Bureau Chief  handled by Senior Advisor  Jennifer Levy.
         Riders Alliance Statement on Congestion Pricing
                Lawsuits Holding Up Subway Upgrades

             “A powerful handful of  formation about the public       “What nerve of these ar-
        litigious drivers is blocking  transit we depend on.  rogant plaintiffs to assert their
        fast,  reliable  subway  ser-       “How dare they pretend  own bogus claims about air
        vice for hundreds of thou-  to stand for working class  quality in the face of several
        sands of riders on the A and  communities, when parking  decades’ worth of expertise
        C lines in East New York,  in Manhattan costs an arm  from congestion pricing advo-
        Bedford-Stuyvesant, Harlem  and a leg, 85% of commut-  cates, including the New York
        and Washington Heights. It’s  ers already take the subway  City Environmental Justice
        more important than ever for  or bus, and 50 low-income  Alliance, WE ACT for En-
        riders to raise our voices at  workers rely on public transit  vironmental Justice and New
        the upcoming public hearings  for every one who might pay  Jersey Environmental Justice
        against the barrage of disin-  a congestion charge?  Alliance. It’s unreal.”
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