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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...

Gene Demby

GOP Officials: Strike Down Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 08.24.2012 | Black Voices

Several Republican state attorneys general called a key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional and asked the Supreme Court to strike it d...

Some State AGs Would Rather Please the NRA Than Enforce the Law

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The letter signed by 23 state Attorneys General in support of the National Rifle Association's bill to nationalize concealed carry of handguns suggests that, for those public officials, pandering to the gun lobby is far more important than doing the job they were sworn to perform.

Matt Sledge

In State AG Campaigns, Foreclosure Often The Missing Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The nation's attorneys general flexed their legal muscles earlier this year when they signed off on a $25 billion national mortgage settle...

Should Miami Celebrate Its Lawyers?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.16.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

At this time, when the public perception of lawyers is understandably at an all-time low, the not-for-profit Lawyers to the Rescue has identified several South Florida lawyers who have set a new standard for their commitment to public service.

Victimized Homeowners Deserve Justice, Accountability

Patrick Murphy | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Patrick Murphy

We deserve a good faith effort on behalf of the banks to make their victims, the American people, whole again. As it stands, the proposed settlement does none of these things.

Zach Carter

Huntsman's Harsh Plans For Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman called Monday for a major financial overhaul that would break up too-big-to-fail banks an...

Arthur Delaney

First Criminal Charges Filed Over Robo-Signing

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

The Nevada attorney general has indicted two midlevel staffers at a mortgage document company, Lender Processing Services, on a whopping 606 counts of...

Amanda Terkel

Rep. Tammy Baldwin: No Immunity For Banks In Foreclosure Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is set to introduce a resolution in Congress this week calling on the Obama administration and state attorne...

Progressive Activism Helps Prevent Wall Street Banks From Receiving a "Get Out of Jail Free" Card

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

When progressive activism achieves meaningful results and scores a win over Wall Street banks, there's nothing wrong with taking a little victory lap.

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...

The Man Who May Bring the Banksters to Justice (If They Don't Break His Knees First)

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman may go down as the most important public official in reforming the corrupt financial system -- if he can hold out against pressure from Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, and the Obama administration.

William Alden

New York Federal Reserve Director Provokes Accusations Of Conflict Of Interest

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, who is supposed to represent the public, has provoked criticism that she has a conflic...

Shahien Nasiripour

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden Moves To Join Bank Of America Mortgage Deal, Signaling Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden signaled his intent Friday to intervene in a proposed $8.5 billion settlement over troubled mortgag...

Shahien Nasiripour

Side Deal With Bank Of America Would Cede Liability In Exchange For Homeowner Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Federal and state prosecutors are in advanced negotiations with Bank of America in pursuit of a settlement that would forgive the bank f...

Shahien Nasiripour

WATCH: Senior Obama Administration Official Says Government Hasn't Sufficiently Probed Foreclosure Abuses

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A top Obama administration official on Thursday questioned the scope of the state and federal investigations into alleged mortgage abuse...

Shahien Nasiripour

JPMorgan Chase Profit Jumps 13 Percent Despite Mortgage Woes

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase, the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, reported a 13 percent jump in profits, to $5.4 billion, as lending continued to sl...

Shahien Nasiripour

As Government Nears Accord With Banks, Questions Swirl Over Scope Of Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- State and federal prosecutors are pressing to complete a proposed settlement with the nation's five largest home loan companies over all...

Fewer Homeowners Put On Notice For Being Behind On Payments

Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of U.S. homeowners who were put on notice for being behind on their mortgage payments fell in May to the lowest level ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Official: Bank Of America 'Significantly Hindered' Federal Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Bank of America, the largest U.S. bank by assets, "significantly hindered" a federal investigation into the firm's faulty foreclosure prac...

Shahien Nasiripour

Bank Of America Faces New Probe; New York Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Mortgage Securitization

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.12.2011 | Business

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has targeted Bank of America, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, in a new probe that questions the validity ...

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...

Shahien Nasiripour

Confidential Federal Audits Accuse Five Biggest Mortgage Firms Of Defrauding Taxpayers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A set of confidential federal audits accuse the nation’s five largest mortgage companies of defrauding taxpayers in their handling of ...

Shahien Nasiripour

HSBC Continues Freeze On Home Seizures

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

HSBC North America Holdings, the ninth-largest U.S. bank by assets, told investors Wednesday that the bank's moratorium on home seizures continues in ...

William Alden

Home Price Fall Accelerated In First Quarter

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

Almost five years after home prices peaked, they're still moving in the wrong direction. Home values fell 3 percent during the first three months o...