Home Depot To Compensate Consumers

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Home Depot has agreed to pay $19.5 million to compensate the consumers affected by the 2014 data breach which affected more than 50 million cardholders who utilized self-checkout terminals in U.S. and Canadian stores between April and September 2014. The home improvement retailer is in the process of setting up a $13 million fund to reimburse all of the shoppers for out-of-pocket losses and, in effort to improve their data security they will be hiring a chief information security officer to oversee all progress. There were at least 57 proposed class action lawsuits which were filed in U.S. and Canadian courts over the data breach.

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Wells Fargo to Pay 1.2 Billion

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Settling claims that stem from an intense period of mortgage fraud, Wells Fargo has agreed to pay 1.2 Billion dollars in the wake of a major US Lawsuit. The Lawsuit, filed in Federal court details misconduct riddled throughout the counties largest mortgage lender and the subsequent practices they implemented during a period of time between 2001 and 2005. The “reckless” underwriting policies include a failure to report over 6,000 loans from 2002 to 2010 that simply did not meet regulatory standards. Failure to review these deals led to a slew of early payment defaults. Brought to court by Preet Bharara of Manhattan, this is just one of the many similar suits following the fallout from mortgages insured through the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA.

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Where to Point the Finger

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According to The Washington Post, on July 4th, 2015, Jason Pierre Paul, The New York Giants star edge rusher, was involved in a fireworks accident that severely damaged his right hand.  In fact, the injury was so severe, that it led to the amputation of 1 digit, and multiple surgeries and grafts.  While in the hospital, there were many questions swirling the event, including the actual severity of the incident.

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Jets Cheerleaders Get Compensated

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An overworked and underpaid lawsuit has just reached a settlement as the New York Jets Cheerleaders are being further compensated for their time on the field. Around Fifty-Two Jets Cheerleaders from the 2012 and 2013 seasons alleged that they were largely underpaid. The Jets cheerleaders were purportedly paid $150 per game, and were not compensated for any practice time. The cheerleaders lawyer Patricia Pierce commented on the matter, explaining to CNN Money “When you factor in the required hair, makeup, and transportation expenses, the hourly rate goes below $1.50 an hour”.

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Personal Foul: Allegations Surround Super Bowl

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Peyton Manning is well known as the mature father figure of the National Football League. Unfortunately, the Super Bowl XLVI winning quarterback of the Denver Broncos has made unwanted headlines this week for his association with a 1997 University of Tennessee sexual harassment lawsuit. Dr. Jamie Naughright, former Director of Health & Wellness at the University of Tennessee, reported that Peyton Manning exposed himself to her while she was examining his foot in the locker room.  In his book “Manning: A Father, His Sons and A Football Legacy” Manning accounted the incident as a harmless locker-room exchange where he was “mooning” a fellow player. Manning called the event “crude maybe, but harmless”. Read More