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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Aug 17 2018

Ambac sues Deutsche Bank National Trust over mortgage securities

Bond insurer Ambac Assurance Corp has sued Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, saying it appears poised to accept a "grossly inadequate" settlement over $890 million in losses in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) that Ambac insured.

Aug 16 2018

Judge trims lawsuit against Wells Fargo over loans to immigrants

A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed parts of a lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo of denying loans based on immigration status, saying the complaint did not identify anyone denied a mortgage or auto loan because they were not a U.S. citizen.

Aug 15 2018

Group sues U.S. agencies over target practice in California forest

A California forest conservation group has sued the U.S. Forest Service for allowing target practice in the Los Padres National Forest, a practice it says has caused numerous wildfires over the years and to lead pollution from spent bullets.

Aug 14 2018

Judge dismisses Oklahoma lawsuit over earthquake insurance costs

A federal judge in Oklahoma City has dismissed a proposed class action accusing seven energy companies of increasing the number of earthquakes in the state with hydraulic fracturing operations and raising homeowners' costs of earthquake insurance.

Aug 14 2018

8th Circuit rules for Wells Fargo in age discrimination lawsuit

A federal appeals court has declined to revive a proposed class action accusing Wells Fargo of firing workers with criminal convictions instead of helping them get waivers from federal laws barring their employment, saying the practice disproportionately hurt older individuals.

Aug 13 2018

Judge orders $70 mln judgment against payday lenders in CFPB case

A federal judge in Kansas City has ordered a Missouri father and son and their payday loan companies to pay $69.6 million in restitution for allegedly issuing loans and debiting thousands of dollars from consumers' bank accounts without their consent.

Aug 13 2018

Loan servicer must comply with CFPB administrative subpoena-ruling

Heartland Campus Solutions ECSI, a Pennsylvania student loan servicer, must respond to an administrative subpoena by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, rejecting Heartland's argument that the bureau failed to comply with federal law.

Aug 10 2018

Judge declines to halt Rocky Flats nature trails opening

A federal judge in Denver has rejected a bid by several environmental groups to stop the scheduled September 15 opening of public trails in a wildlife refuge surrounding the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant in Colorado.

Aug 09 2018

Judge dismisses lawsuit over defunct mortgage lender's fees

A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a proposed class action accusing defunct mortgage lender The Money Store and servicer HomEq Servicing of charging defaulting borrowers late fees and purported legal fees that it had no right to collect.

Aug 08 2018

Chicago's Billy Goat Tavern can pursue trademark lawsuit - ruling

A federal judge in Chicago has declined to dismiss a lawsuit by the city's historic Billy Goat Tavern accusing a Missouri potato chip maker of infringing on its trademark by using the Billy Goat name.

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