All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Justice Department’

More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples

For those couples that are of the same sex, it appears as if things are only going to get better for your partnerships and lives. Not only are more states opening their doors to acceptance of same-sex marriage, now the Federal Government is extending privileges to those who were married in the eyes of the law, but barely acknowledged. The …

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Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt

On December 20, Federal District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby shocked the world (or at least Utah) when he ruled that Utah’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, and thus opened the floodgates for same-sex couples to file for marriage. The mad rush to the county clerk’s office only lasted approximately 2.5 weeks, however, as the Supreme Court …

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JP Morgan Lawsuit Ends with $13 Billion Settlement

In 2008, the United States witnessed its worst financial catastrophe since the Great Depression. The collapse of the economy here in the United States not only led to housing market woes and consumer losses in the stock market, but also to the fall of several large financial institutions, the bailout of national banks, and even a downturn in European markets. …

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Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.2 Billion Over Risperdal Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Janssen Pharmaceuticals has plead guilty over the misbranding of the drug Risperdal. Janssen and its company, Johnson & Johnson, will pay a total of $2.2 billion to settle the matter. Around $485 million of the amount will be paid in the form of a …

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JP Morgan Chase and US Justice Department Cut $13 Billion Deal as America Suffers

The ongoing Kabuki theater between Big Government and Big Finance took a new turn on Saturday, when it was announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co, one of the top 10 banks in the world, has struck a preliminary $13 billion deal with the US Justice Department. The deal will quietly mothball Federal investigations into hyper-destructive mortgage loans the bank sold …

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Jamie Dimon Steps Down as JP Morgan Chairman

Jamie Dimon has stepped down from his position as chairman with JP Morgan the countries largest banking institution. His actions have resulted in an investigation with the federal government and a settlement that lead to a painful loss for JP Morgan. This loss is the first one publicized or admitted to under Dimon’s watch throughout  his 10 years as chairman. …

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Justice Dept: ATF Lost 420 Million Cigarettes in Botched Stings

An audit newly released by the U.S. Department of Justice has made public a series of mistakes from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, including 2.1 million missing cigarette cartons (or 420 million cigarettes) which disappeared during a series of stings, and almost $5 million was paid to an informant… for no documented reason. The Washington Post quoted …

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Texas Sued: Justice Dept. Files Over Voter ID Laws

The AP has the story: the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit yesterday against the state of Texas. Texas maintains redistricting laws that various minority groups claim are discriminatory in nature. Attorney General Eric Holder said of the lawsuit that “this represents the department’s latest action to protect voting rights, but it will not be our last.” He also said …

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Justice Department Finally Admits That It Collects All Phone Records Within U.S.

When the NSA spy programs were first revealed, the government told us that it was only collecting records that were relevant to terrorism investigations. Further leaks contradicted that claim, but the government didn’t address it. Now one government official has, and it’s not pretty. The Hill reports that Deputy Attorney General James Cole said that the government collects pretty much …

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Justice Department Takes Apple To Court Today Over E-Book Price Fixing Allegations

Over a year ago, Apple and a bunch of publishers were sued by the Department of Justice on allegations of e-book price fixing. Every publisher since then has settled, but Apple has decided to fight it out in court. But wait, what is this all about again? Sure, we know that it’s about e-book price fixing, but where does the …

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Charged, Faces Possible Death Penalty

Nineteen-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been officially charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the Boston Marathon bombings on on April 15. He has been charged specifically with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (an improvised explosive device) against persons and property within the United States resulting in death, and one count …

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Beer Monopoly Merger Blocked by U.S.

The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s (ABI) acquisition of Grupo Modelo. ABI is the maker of the best-selling beer in the U.S., Bud Light. Modelo sells the best-selling import beer in the U.S., Corona Extra. ABI has proposed buying Modelo for $20.1 billion dollars. Of the $80 billion Americans spent on beer …

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