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Citigroup: The Original Gangsta

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Robert Scheer

Barack Obama's Justice Department on Monday announced that Citigroup would pay $7 billion in fines, a move that will avoid a humiliating trial dealing with the seamy financial products the bank had marketed to an unsuspecting public, causing vast damage to the economy.

Big Bank To Pay $1 Billion For Sketchy Mortgages

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — SunTrust has agreed to pay nearly $1 billion to resolve allegations that it underwrote and endorsed faulty mortgage loans, the Jus...

DOJ Extracts $5.15 Billion Settlement From Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
John C.K. Daly

The Department of Justice announced that it had settled a lawsuit against Anadarko Petroleum Corp., with the defendant agreeing to pay $5.15 billion, the largest environmental enforcement settlement ever by the Department of Justice.

Federal Judge's Decision Closes Black Farmers' Lawsuit, Leaves Some Disappointed

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

A federal judge's recent ruling has finally settled outstanding issues in the black farmers' long-running lawsuit, nearly 30 years after I first sta...

Jamie Dimon's Bird in the Hand

Mike Lux | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

When you break laws -- hugely significant laws -- over and over again, and those crimes result in harm to millions of people, there should be some justice applied. The fact that the justice has been so inadequate to the crime is a deep and fundamental failure.

What All Women Need To Do During Divorce

Women & Co | Posted 09.28.2013 | Divorce
Women & Co

Every divorce has unique circumstances that can directly influence the outcome, including who earns more, who gets custody of the children, or if one spouse has made a considerable financial contribution to the other's earning potential.

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

Woman Wins Huge Court Victory After Wrongful Conviction

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 01.13.2013 | Crime

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A New York woman who spent more than 13 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of killing her teenage daughter has rea...

JPMorgan's Mystery Deal

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

Nov 8 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has reached an agreement in principle with the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve...

Retailers Try To Block Swipe Fee Settlement

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- A group of retailers and trade groups has launched a last-ditch effort to stop a proposed multibillion-dollar settlement that Visa Inc., M...

Ambitious Space Mission Gets Major Vote Of Confidence

Posted 09.03.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/02/2012 08:53 AM EDT on SPACE.com A Dutch company that aims to land humans on Mars in 2023 as the vanguard of a pe...

Janell Ross

Texas Settles Police 'Highway Robbery' Shakedown Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 08.09.2012 | Latino Voices

Dale Agostini steered his vehicle down Highway 59, cutting though seemingly endless acres of East Texas pine forest and red dirt on his way to make a ...

'Three Cups Of Tea' Charity Gets A Face-lift

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — The charity co-founded by Greg Mortenson said Thursday it has added seven new board members, an expansion that is part of a lega...

Cafeteria Workers Win Right To Eat Expired Food For Free

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. — Unionized cafeteria workers in one western Pennsylvania school district have won the right to eat expired food for free &ndas...

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...

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...

WATCH: Ambitious Plan To Colonize Mars

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

Bored with talk about building a lunar colony? A Dutch startup that goes by the name Mars One says it will establish a colony on Mars by 2023, accordi...

Ex-Olympus CEO Wins Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

* Hearing for unfair dismissal ends in secret deal * Subject to Olympus board approval June 8 * Woodford had been expect...

Why Is My Ex Sabotaging Our Divorce?

Katie Amatruda | Posted 07.16.2012 | Divorce
Katie Amatruda

Is he trying to wear me down? Run up my legal fees so high that I have no choice except to capitulate? Or does he love the power he's holding over me?

America's Largest Life Insurer Settles 'Death Master' Probe

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

April 23 (Reuters) - MetLife Inc, the largest life insurer in the United States, will pay $500 million to settle a multi-state investigation into cl...

Why Divorce Court Should Be A Last Resort

Henry Gornbein | Posted 06.12.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In my many years of practicing family law, I have always advocated to my clients that court should be the last resort.

Big Banks To Pay Millions In Settlement With NY Over Mortgage Practices

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business

* JPM, BofA and Wells Fargo partially settle NY lawsuit * Citi, Ally Financial also part of $25 mln deal * Banks did not...

What BP Owes Americans

Jackie Savitz | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Jackie Savitz

Given the extreme carelessness of BP and the vast scope of the resulting damage done, a low-end settlement would send the wrong message to BP and the other companies that are drilling in our oceans, telling them that they may not have to pay for future damages they cause.

Ben Hallman

Banks Winning On Government Handouts, Guess Who's Losing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

If there was any doubt about whether it is better financially to be a big bank or a small housing counseling nonprofit, consider how both are faring i...

Catherine New

Overdraft Settlements Cost Banks A Small Fraction Of What's Netted In Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

When compared with the billions of dollars big banks have rung up in overdraft fees over the last decade, recent settlements with customers over unfai...