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U.S. awards $9 million to whistleblower

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday PHH Mortgage Corp. has agreed to pay the United States over $74 million to settle claims that loans originated by PHH that were insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ...

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Lawsuit continues against Sheriff O’Flynn

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A federal judge will let a lawsuit filed by a former sheriff’s deputy move forward against Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn and other high-ranking officials, claiming they retaliated because the deputy’s wife worked for a company led by O’Flynn’s political ...

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Large majority backs the arbitration ban

This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to ban most types of mandatory arbitration clauses, which require credit card or bank customers to use a mediator when they have a dispute—often giving up their right to sue in court. Respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll strongly support the decision to ban the clauses.

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