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.
A federal judge has approved a deal to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen. U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. in Savannah signed an order Monday officially closing the case.
he Georgia Ports Authority has joined a South Carolina state agency in agreeing to a settlement that would end pending lawsuits over the proposed $652 million deepening of the waterway to the Port of Savannah.
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.
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.
Under a settlement agreement with federal labor officials, Georgia-based carpet manufacturer Mohawk Industries Inc. will increase fire protection at its four carpet pad facilities, including one in Tifton.
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.
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.
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.