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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 18 2017

No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court

The Wayne County jail in downtown Detroit is not liable to inmates who were subjected to group strip searches when the number of inmates awaiting processing made individual searches impractical, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

Aug 18 2017

Nestle defends 'Kit Kat' campaign against Atari 'Breakout' lawsuit

Nestle SA on Friday paddled back claims in a new lawsuit in which Atari SA accused the Swiss food company of pilfering its classic 1970s video game "Breakout" to help sell Kit Kat chocolate-covered wafer bars.

Aug 18 2017

SEC drops case against ex-JPMorgan traders over 'London Whale'

NEW YORK The top U.S. securities regulator on Friday dropped its civil lawsuit accusing two former JPMorgan Chase & Co traders of trying to hide some of the bank's $6.2 billion of losses tied to the 2012 "London Whale" scandal.

Aug 17 2017

Nestle accused of pilfering Atari 'Breakout' game for 'Kit Kat' ads

A new lawsuit accuses Nestle SA of blatantly violating the rights of Atari by using without permission the classic 1970s video game "Breakout" in a new marketing campaign for its Kit Kat chocolate-covered wafers.

Aug 17 2017

Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration

NEW YORK Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration.

Aug 17 2017

Deutsche Bank, Bank of America settle agency bond rigging lawsuits

NEW YORK Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp agreed to pay a combined $65.5 million to settle investor litigation accusing large banks of rigging the roughly $9 trillion government agency bond market over a decade.

Aug 16 2017

Costco owes Tiffany $19.4 million for fake Tiffany rings: U.S. judge

(This Aug. 14 story has been corrected to clarify the judge's decision.)

Aug 16 2017

Seven charged in U.S. insider trading ring

NEW YORK U.S. authorities on Wednesday announced insider trading charges accusing seven people of generating more than $5 million of profit based on tips from a Bank of America Corp employee about dozens of pending corporate transactions.

Aug 16 2017

U.S. too slow to require rear seat belt warnings, lawsuit says

A new lawsuit accuses the U.S. government of being too slow to implement rules requiring that rear seat vehicle passengers be warned when they fail to buckle their seat belts.

Aug 15 2017

NY Times must face defamation lawsuit over professor's slavery comments

A federal appeals court on Tuesday said the New York Times Co must face a defamation lawsuit by a Louisiana economics professor who said it quoted him out of context by saying he described slavery as "not so bad."

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