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Judge tosses lawsuit against Selene Finance over mortgage relief

Mar 25 2019

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Houston-based mortgage servicer Selene Finance of breaching an agreement to modify a New York state woman's mortgage loan and help her stay in her home after she defaulted.

9th Circuit revives lawsuit over student loan robocalls

Mar 25 2019

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit alleging that debt collectors for United Student Aid Funds made illegal robocalls to student borrowers, ruling that the company may be liable for the actions of the collectors who made the calls.

Judge tosses advocacy group's lawsuit over EPA science panels

Mar 22 2019

A federal judge has rejected a challenge to a new Environmental Protection Agency policy that bans persons receiving EPA grants from serving on its science panels, marking the second time this year a judge has ruled for the agency in lawsuits over the policy.

U.S. banks win dismissal of FDIC lawsuits over mortgage-backed bonds

Mar 21 2019

A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp accusing Citibank, Bank of New York Mellon and U.S. Bank of failing in their duties as trustees for money-losing mortgage bonds once owned by a failed Texas bank.

Judge tosses lawsuit accusing Verde Energy of deceptive pricing

Mar 20 2019

By Dena Aubin A federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a proposed class action accusing Houston electricity provider Verde Energy USA of falsely promising savings to its customers, ruling that Verde's contracts never guaranteed that consumers' rates would fall.

New Jersey woman's lawsuit says TransUnion wrongly reported her as dead

Mar 20 2019

A New Jersey woman has filed suit against Chicago-based credit bureau TransUnion alleging that it falsely reported that she was dead, causing her to be turned down for credit.

Lawsuit alleges gender, age discrimination at State Street Bank

Mar 19 2019

Boston-based State Street Bank has been hit with a lawsuit by two former executives in its New York offices alleging that they were fired after complaining about gender discrimination.

Judge lifts injunction on DOE's uranium mine leasing

Mar 19 2019

A federal judge in Colorado has lifted a 2011 injunction barring the U.S. Department of Energy from leasing public land for uranium mining on a 25,000-acre site in southwestern Colorado.

Groups seek early win in lawsuit over Okla. coal ash permit program

Mar 18 2019

Three environmental groups have asked a federal court in Washington, D.C. to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency's approval of a state-run coal ash permit program in Oklahoma, saying it will not meet changing federal rules.

Judge tosses lawsuit against EPA over NYC water pollution

Mar 18 2019

A federal judge in Manhattan has dismissed a lawsuit attempting to force the Environmental Protection Agency to replace New York state water quality standards to prevent raw sewage from fouling waterways around New York City.

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