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Attorney General: Gay Marriage Ruling Is 'A Great Day For Equality'

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The day after a federal judge struck down Virginia's gay-marriage ban, state Attorney General Mark Herring wasn't vowing to appe...

Will All 50 Attorneys General Waive Their Right to Pursue Criminal Investigations on Wall Street?

Thom Hartmann | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Thom Hartmann

All 50 Attorneys General across the nation have until today to decide if they're going to sign on to a settlement with the nation's biggest banks to l...

Why The AG Settlement Is Good For Communities Of Color

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

State Attorneys General (AG) arrived at a $25 billion agreement with mortgage servicers in response to the "robosigning" scandal that broke 18 months ago.

Loren Berlin

States Weigh Two Possible Deals To Address Wrongful Foreclosures

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

As the national settlement talks to resolve mortgage companies' wrongful foreclosures inch towards a conclusion, the size of the deal hinges on Califo...

William Alden

Kentucky AG Backs New York's Schneiderman In National Foreclosure Settlement Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has added his name to a list of state law enforcers who fear that a settlement being negotiated amon...

Shahien Nasiripour

Foreclosure Fraud Price Tag Four Times Higher Than Banks' Initial Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest mortgage companies are operating on the assumption that they will have to pay as much as $20 billion to resolve cla...

William Alden

Reports Of Mortgage Fraud Rose To Record Level Last Year

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

After the housing market crashed, reports of suspected mortgage fraud soared. As lenders, homeowners and brokers rushed to close deals, the process...

Note to Attorneys General: There's Room for Improvement on Foreclosure Fixes

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

In December 2008, the Perez family began the process of seeking a loan modification for their Los Angeles home.

CHART: Florida AG's Disturbing Foreclosure Fraud Presentation

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In their effort to sniff out foreclosure fraud, Florida regulators followed the trails of mortgage and foreclosure paperwork into a world of alleged f...

Obama Backs Foreclosure Probe By States, But Is Against Moratorium, Gibbs Says

Bloomberg | Roger Runningen and Julianna Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is throwing his support behind state attorneys general looking into filings of allegedly faulty home foreclosures while rejecti...

Up To 40 States Expected To Announce Joint Investigation Of Mortgage-Service Firms

Wall Street Journal | ROBBIE WHELAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A coalition of as many as 40 state attorneys general is expected Wednesday to announce an investigation into the mortgage-servicing industry, an effor...

Foreclosure Fraud Inquiry Planned By Up To 40 States

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The attorneys general of up to 40 states plan to announce soon a joint investigation into banks' use of flawed foreclosure paperwor...

New Idaho Law: AG Must Sue Federal Government If Health Care Reform Bill Passes

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue the federal g...

Dick Cheney, Interior Decorator

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

It was, perhaps, a dark and rainy day. Through a clearing in the forest the King's horsemen came upon the menacing silhouette of a distant medieval f...

Bush Administration Made Complete Immunity for Negligent Corporations a Top Priority

Les Weisbrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Les Weisbrod

In the past three years federal agencies, have engaged in a campaign to hand corporations a 'get-out-of jail-free' pass when their products have harmed consumers.