Fri., October 11, 2013 4:40am
SunTrust Banks Inc. says it has agreed to cash payments and consumer relief totaling more than $1 billion to settle claims over its handling of government-backed mortgages. The claims covered FHA-insured mortgages that the bank originated between 2006 and early 2012 and claims under a national settlement program.
Thu., April 11, 2013 11:56am
Just over 18 thousand homeowners in Georgia will start seeing checks from their mortgage servicer starting Friday. The payments are part of a settlement between the federal government and 13 financial institutions which admitted taking shortcuts in the foreclosure process.
Wed., November 28, 2012 3:32am
Columbus is set to receive about $1.6 million from travel websites that failed to divert money from hotel reservations to pay the city's hotel occupancy tax. The Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to approve a settlement with Expedia.com and Hotels.com.
Thu., February 9, 2012 11:43am
Georgians who were victims of mortgage fraud will share in a $25 billion federal settlement. The state’s attorney general announced Thursday the agreement will also provide $100 million for homeowners who owe more than the value of their homes.
Thu., September 30, 2010 5:16am
A proposed court settlement would give half of $1 million in prize money won on a TV game show by the former Georgia schools chief to three state-run schools for the blind and deaf.
Thu., August 26, 2010 10:52am
A federal judge is recommending approval of a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year's salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski issued his recommendation late Wednesday to pay more than 120 personal injury claims related to the outbreak. The settlement must now be approved by a bankruptcy court judge.
Mon., August 16, 2010 11:06am
Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says the city has agreed to pay $4.9 million to the family of a 92-year-old woman killed in a botched drug raid. The mayor said Monday that Atlanta will pay the family of Kathryn Johnston $2.9 million this fiscal year and the rest next year.