The Justice Department’s $13 billion mortgage securities settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a record and also a rarity -- Attorney General Eric Holder’s first big win against a bank at the heart of 2008’s financial crisis.
A Boston federal jury ruled against a former Ropes & Gray LLP associate who alleged the law firm retaliated when he complained of racial discrimination after failing to make partner, the National Law Journal reported.
U.S. and European Union officials agreed to try to complete an agreement by mid-2014 to protect individuals’ private data while sharing information for law enforcement, weeks after Europeans were angered by allegations that the U.S. eavesdropped on some world leaders.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has resolved the last obstacles to a record $13 billion settlement of civil state and U.S. probes over the sale of mortgage bonds, clearing the way for a deal today after months of negotiations, two people briefed on the matter said.
Republican U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, the House Judiciary Committee chairman from Virginia, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he backs a bill to let companies such as Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. release statistics on data they turn over to the National Security Agency.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said he supports a bill to let companies such as Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. release statistics on data they turn over to the U.S. National Security Agency.