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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

Feb 16 2018

Wells Fargo seeks review of Philadelphia discrimination lawsuit

The City of Philadelphia has not shown that it should be allowed to proceed with its lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo of targeting minorities for predatory loans, the bank said on Thursday, asking for an appeals court review of the city's case.

Feb 15 2018

Judge tosses investor lawsuit over JPMorgan equity fund fees

A JPMorgan & Co investment advisory subsidiary does not have to face an investor's lawsuit accusing it of charging excessive fees on a $9 billion large cap U.S. equity fund, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday.

Feb 14 2018

2nd Circuit won't review class status of Citigroup ERISA lawsuit

A federal appeals court has said it will not review class certification of a lawsuit accusing investment committees at Citigroup of failing to remove poorly performing funds from the 401(k) retirement plan of bank employees.

Feb 13 2018

Judge names lead counsel in Equifax data breach litigation

A federal judge in Atlanta has named more than two dozen attorneys to take the lead in multidistrict litigation against Equifax over the credit bureau's data breach last year, which exposed the financial information of more than 145 million consumers.

Feb 13 2018

Law firm cannot force arbitration of privacy lawsuit - ruling

A proposed class action accusing the Kohn Law Firm in Milwaukee of disclosing consumers' confidential information when it filed collection lawsuits against them does not have to be sent to arbitration, a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled.

Feb 12 2018

3rd Circuit revives lawsuit over collection of time-barred debt

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing debt collector Allied Interstate of trying to get borrowers to pay on time-barred debt by offering to settle it, ruling that the word "settle" could imply that the debt was legally enforceable.

Feb 09 2018

Judge trims lawsuit against U.S. Bank, Caliber over mortgage-related fees

A federal judge in Chicago has tossed much of a proposed class action accusing U.S. Bank and Caliber Home Loans of improperly charging homeowners for inspections and property insurance, rejecting allegations that the charges were inflated by kickbacks.

Feb 06 2018

10th Circuit upholds benefits for Montana coal miner's widow

A federal appeals court signed off on an award of survivors' benefits to the widow of a Montana coal mine worker, rejecting a coal company's argument that a decades-long smoking habit, not coal dust, caused the worker's death.

Feb 05 2018

NaviStone rejects claims it 'wiretapped' Quicken Loans website

Marketing company NaviStone has asked a federal court in New Jersey to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating the U.S. Wiretap Act by collecting information on visitors to Quicken Loans' website, saying its actions were lawful because it had Quicken's consent.

Feb 02 2018

10th Circuit declines to halt Denver water supply project

A federal appeals court has rejected the Denver Audubon Society's latest bid to halt work on a $180 million water supply project underway near Denver, ruling that the society had not justified the "extraordinary remedy" of an immediate injunction.

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