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Eric Schneiderman

Wells Fargo In Hot Water Over Sandy Policy

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

* Delays may violate mortgage settlement - attorney general * Bank says actions misinterpreted, it is helping customers ...

E-Day in New York

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

The right to vote is one of our nation's most important civil rights. Even in these difficult times, I know that New Yorkers will overcome barriers both old and new to have their voices heard.

Dimon Whining

Mike Lux | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

One of the things that the wealthiest and most powerful of the insider special interests do to move their interests along is to drop things right before the election that the general public won't notice but that all the inside D.C. players definitely will. Jamie Dimon managed to score just such a deal on Monday.

Diamond Jamie: Latest News on the JPMorgan Chase Crime Watch

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A new lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase is being met with both optimism and skepticism. But, ironically, investigators have finally broken their silence on criminal indictments for bankers... to protect its chief executive.

The One Big Thing Missing From the JPMorgan Chase Lawsuit

Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit against Bear Stearns and JPMorgan Chase over mortgage-backed securities is like London at the start of the zombie movie 28 Days Later: devoid of human life.

Columnist: New York AG's Suit Against JPMorgan 'Thoroughly Unimpressive'

Bloomberg | Jonathan Weil | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York

Is this the best that Eric Schneiderman has got? Yesterday, the New York attorney general filed a thoroughly unimpressive lawsuit against JPMorgan ...

Frontal Assault on the Big Banks?

Mike Lux | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

While I would have preferred the first legal action taken by the securities fraud task force to have involved a perp walk, the strategy N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pursuing is an interesting one that has some promise.

Ben Hallman

New York Attorney General Defends Latest Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pushing back against two Republican lawmakers who have challenged his investigation into nonprofits tha...

Ben Hallman

Too Big To Jail: Wall St. Execs Unlikely to Face Criminal Charges, Source Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business

A last-ditch effort by federal and state law enforcement authorities to hold Wall Street accountable for nearly bringing down the U.S. economy is unli...

Honoring Labor Day By Rooting Out Wage Theft

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

In this time of deep political divisions, there should be nothing controversial about the notion that working people who do their jobs should be paid for their work.

John Celock

Failing Grade Leads To State 'Cleanse'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

New York politics is going through an ethics "cleanse" after receiving a failing grade in ethics enforcement earlier this year and a string of politic...

Peter S. Goodman

Homeowner Hell Continues: Mortgage Companies Fail To Abide Foreclosure Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Katie Diaz arrives at the Bronx County Courthouse hoping for clarity, if not a reprieve from the foreclosure case threatening her home. Fi...

U.S. States Probing Banks Over Rate-Rigging Scandal

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2012 | Business

By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK, July 15 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a probe into ...

As the Rot Spreads: Holder, Don't Hold Back

Mike Lux | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We are left with one thing we could do now to go straight at the heart of darkness: prosecute these bankers. The president, to his credit, set up a task force to do just that. So why doesn't anything seem to be happening?

Court Rules In Favor Of Gay Marriage In New York

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 09.05.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A state appeals court rejected a challenge to New York's year-old same-sex marriage law Friday, ruling closed-door negotiations a...

Settlement Will Bring $405 Million To Madoff Victims

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. — A settlement announced Sunday will bring $405 million to victims of Bernard Madoff's historic investment scam, the state attorney...

How to Fight Wall Street -- and Transform a Nation

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Many Americans re-adopted a mythology about wealth that had been discredited and abandoned by most of the world in the 20th century. We need to transform ourselves, remove the blinders, and see things as they really are.

Zach Carter

Eric Schneiderman's Office Spars With Foreclosure Activist, Blogger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Relations have soured between some foreclosure activists and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who earned praise for hi...

Are Banking Reparations Justified?

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

I love the smell of "banker repentance" in the morning. Case in point: One of the multi-billion-dollar settlements that's in the pipeline and simmerin...

Zach Carter

Obama Foreclosure Program Criticized By Expert Panel

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Former Wall Street bailout watchdog Neil Barofsky blasted the banking industry on Friday for inflicting a litany of abuses on Amer...

40 Million Strong: Underwater Homeowners Can Fight and Win ... If They Get Organized

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The number of people living in underwater homes is larger than the number of people living in twenty-two states and the District of Columbia. Underwater homeowners could become an enormous political force.

Congressman John Conyers - The People's Advocate Shares Some of His Vision

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

There are still some exemplary public servants out there who spend their political careers on the right side of issues. I felt that it would be worthwhile to contact to Rep. John Conyers, Jr. find out what he thinks about the current state of our politics.

The Empire State Strikes Back: New York Launches New Open Government Website

Alexander Howard | Posted 08.04.2012 | New York
Alexander Howard

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman launched NYOpenGovernment.com, a new website that his office touts as a means for "voters, the media and government watchdogs to hold state government accountable."

Schneiderman: Group Tasked With Probing Mortgage Crisis Needs 'More Resources'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

When it comes to getting to the bottom of the financial crisis, it seems everyone could use a little bit more help. A government task force known a...

The Despicable Act of Paying for Prisoners!

Russell Simmons | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

This is a new America. An America that believes that drug addiction is a disease and not a crime. We will no longer subject ourselves to the old ways of destruction. We will fight for a fair justice system that uplifts our people from the drug war devastation of the past 39 years.