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Jewish Consumptives Relief Society Not Authorized to Raise Funds in N.y., Court Rules

Ruling that the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society, located in Denver, was not legally authorized to solicit funds in New York State, Supreme Court Justice Bernard Botein yesterday granted a motion by Attorney General Nathaniel L. Goldstein to restrain the Society from raising funds in New York.

The court noted that almost half of the total annual income of the Society has been collected in New York State. The injunction was sought on the grounds that patients were not getting proper care, but Justice Botein said it was granted solely on legal grounds and that “the Court will neither discuss nor consider the other charge contained in the moving papers.”

Mitchell S. Fisher, counsel for the Society, declared that he is satisfied with the fact that Justice Botein granted the injunction solely on the ground that the Society was not properly authorized to solicit funds in New York State. “We have already had an amended certificate removing this technical violation, approved by another justice of the court,” he said. “We have today submitted this critificate for filing in Albany.”