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Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.

Fighting Back Against 'Hobby Lobby'

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.

Fighting for Justice for All New Yorkers

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 07.21.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

Since taking office as attorney general nearly four years ago, I have made it my priority to ensure that the law applies equally to everyone, not just the rich and powerful.

Domino's Workers Get Jobs Back After Protesting Unfair Wages

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2013 | Business

Twenty five Domino's employees who were fired for calling out what they described as illegal labor conditions have been given their jobs back, New Yor...

NYC Homes For Addicts Are In Horrible Condition

ProPublica | Posted 10.17.2013 | New York

By Jake Bernstein, ProPublica Beds in closets. Vermin infestations. Drug-dealing hou...

New York Goes After Major Bank

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's attorney general says he's suing Wells Fargo to force compliance with terms of last year's national ...

We've Been Duped: The Fake Reviews that Caused You to Dine Here and Buy That

Alison Winter | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Alison Winter

As the fakers become increasingly sophisticated in their deceptive tactics, regulators and review sites will need to continue to monitor reviews to help ensure their veracity.

Verizon's Assault on the Truth: The Plan to Replace the Copper Started in 2010 With Home Phone Connect aka Verizon Wireless Voice Link

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Ever hear of Verizon's Home Phone Connect? It's been on sale in New York and New Jersey or in trials since 2010 and it is essentially the exact same ...

Big Banks Probed Over Claims They Treat Low-Income Customers Unfairly

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business

Aug 1 (Reuters) - New York's attorney general is investigating six of the top U.S. banks over reports that they are unfairly using databases to disq...

Bank Of America Under Investigation For Mortgages

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) said in a securities filing Thursday that the New York State Attorney General is investigating the bank over ...

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Groups Face Threat In New State

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In response to the massive increase in undisclosed "dark money" in the nation's elections, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman h...

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.

Barney Frank: JPMorgan Suit Shows 'No Good Deed Goes Unpunished'

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business

* JPMorgan sued over securities sold by Bear Stearns * Frank was chairman of House Financial Services Committee * Spitze...

Too Little, Too Late?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

Thing One: A Little Late, A Little Short: I know revenge is a dish best served cold, but this is getting ridiculous. New York Attorney General Eric...

Bear Stearns Executive: Mortgage Bond A 'S**t Breather'

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

"Piece of shit," you've been replaced by "shit breather" in the lexicon of dumb Wall Street emails. Because if there's a Wall Street scandal, you can ...

PHOTOS: First Day Of Brooke Astor Auction Fetches Millions

AP | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- An auction of the contents of philanthropist Brooke Astor's two homes brought in over $18.8 million, Sotheby's said Tuesday. Sotheby's of...

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...

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...

Protecting Democracy in the Wake of Citizens United

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

Nothing less than the integrity of our democracy is at stake. That's why New York is leading a bipartisan coalition of twenty-two states and the District of Columbia in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold state restrictions on corporate campaign spending in the wake of Citizens United.

Ben Hallman

Mortgage Settlement: The Deal That Divided The Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

Top law enforcement officers from most of the 50 states gathered last week in Washington, D.C., for the annual spring meeting of state attorneys gener...

Amanda Terkel

EXCLUSIVE: Eric Schneiderman Joins Push To Add Marriage Equality To Democratic Party Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has become the latest high-profile Democrat to sign on to the campaign to get the Democratic...

New York AG Launches Probe Into Foreclosures On Active-Duty Military Members

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is launching an investigation into possibly illegal foreclosures on homes owned by members of the military...

Law Firm That Hosted Foreclosure-Themed Costume Party To Close

AP | By CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A New York law firm that specializes in foreclosures and was criticized for a Halloween party that mocked the homeless will close, a ...

Matt Taibbi: NY Attorney General Vs. The Banking World

Rolling Stone | MATT TAIBBI | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

On the one side is Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, who is conducting his own investigation into the era of securitizations – the p...