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Judge Certifies Union Bank Overdraft Class Action Lawsuit

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge in Florida says customers from Union Bank can team up as a class to sue the San-Francisco-based lender over its overdraft fee policy. The case is one of about 35 from around the country consolidated in Florida. Major national banks like JPMorgan Chase. . . . Full version...

Countrywide Agrees To Pay $335 Million To Settle Government's Discriminatory Lending Claims

LOS ANGELES - Countrywide Financial Corp. has agreed to pay $335 million to settle claims by the U.S. government that the lender and its subsidiaries engaged in discriminatory lending practices by steering African-American and Hispanic borrowers toward subprime mortgage loans with higher interest rates...