Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., will pay $8.5 million to settle a civil lawsuit that alleges it waited too long to inform customers that phone calls were being recorded. The San Francisco-based company reached a settlement with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, as well as the California Attorney General and the Alameda, Riverside, San … More Wells Fargo Stipulates to $8.5 Million Judgment in Privacy Case
They won’t stop standing, not even to sleep. For 24 straight hours, the International Justice Mission (IJM) at USF will stand up in an attempt to raise awareness for victims of human trafficking as part of IJM’s Stand for Freedom event. Source: Students stand against human trafficking
Source: Changing the world, a chocolate at a time Benjamin Conard is the developer behind Five North Chocolates, a fair trade initiative that he believes has the power to positively effect the farmers around the world who produce the ingredients used to make the healthy chocolate snack.
Unlike traditional universities, many for-profit colleges insert language into enrollment documents that prevents students from taking disputes to court. But you still have rights and remedies. Source: Students Ripped Off By For-Profit Colleges Discover They Can’t Sue Jacob was promised a lot by UEI College, a for-profit technical school in California. They told him he’d … More What Rights and Remedies Do Ripped Off Students Have Against For-Profit Colleges?
An estimated 1.1 million children worked on cocoa plantations during the 2013-2014 harvest season. The government says it aims to reduce that number by 70 percent in the next four years. But it won’t stop, until you stop buying it from the Big Three, Mars, Nestle, and Hershey. These companies have been promising to eradicate … More Child Labor on Cocoa Plantations: Can it be eradicated?
Class action lawsuit goes after California toll roads for illegal disclosure of credit card information. Source: California Toll Roads Accused Of Privacy Breach Toll roads in Orange County, California are violating federal laws designed to guard against identity theft. That is the contention of Tustin resident Robert Cohen in a class action lawsuit filed last … More Toll Roads Accused Of FACTA Privacy Violations
BlackRock said investors in IAU who bought and resold the unregistered shares of the ETF “may have the right to collect damages” plus interest from the fund, and that the company may also have to pay SEC and state penalties. The fund may have to sell gold to meet those obligations. Source: BlackRock’s Gold ETF … More IAU Gold ETF Investors May Be Entitled to Damages
As the cost of college climbs, private student lenders are rolling out loans targeted to parents that will allow borrowers to pay for their children’s education. Source: Squeeze the Parents: New Student Loan Goes Straight to Mom and Dad
Federal judge backs finding that an accreditor misled the Education Department about a now-closed for-profit institution, and relieves most of the college’s debt. Source: Judge eliminates for-profit Decker Colleges $31 million debt to Education Department One piece of inaccurate information precipitated Kentucky-based Decker College’s closure more than 10 years ago. That misinformation, provided by Decker’s … More Judge eliminates for-profit Decker Colleges $31 million debt to Education Department
Rate caps halted by judicial stay for the second time this month. Source: Court stops FCC’s latest attempt to lower prison phone rates Prison phone companies have convinced a court to halt new rate caps on inmate calling for the second time this month. The first stay was issued March 7 and prevented the FCC … More Court says No to FCC’s attempt to lower cost of prison phone calls