April 25, 2015
by Valerie Howell
Nineteen eurozone creditors held a meeting in Latvia on Friday to demand the completion of the economic reform program agreed to by Greece necessary to avoiding a Grecian default or exit from the euro. An agreement between Greece and the creditors in February set an end-of-April deadline for the ...[read more]
February 21, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Friday to extend Greece's financial rescue by four months, though the deal will not be ratified until next week after the list of reforms, including all the policy measures the government plans to take during the remainder of the bailout period, are approved. ...[read more]
February 10, 2015
by Addison Morris
The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday voted to dismiss General Prosecutor Vitaliy Yarema from office for his failure to bring reform and justice in light of last year's revolution. The proposal stemmed from President Petro Poroshenko and received 291 votes. Significant government reform is one of ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Wednesday ordered Bank of America to pay $727 million for its illegal credit card practices. The CFPB asserts that Bank of America used deceptive marketing and unfair billing practices in violation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The non-profit financial reform advocacy group Better Markets filed a lawsuit on Monday against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to block JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s (JPM) $13 billion settlement that resolved federal and state claims arising from the bank's risky mortgage practices which helped ...[read more]
January 11, 2013
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Louise Bennetts of the Cato Institute gives a critique of Dodd-Frank and argues that recent regulatory trends are incompatible with a rule-based system...It seems that "rules-based" is the new DC buzz phrase. There is little disagreement that a "rules-based" approach to ...[read more]
October 19, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Council of Europe found Friday that two labor reforms adopted by Greece as part of wider efforts to curb the nation's financial crises were illegal. The Council's non-binding ruling concerned two measures passed by the Greek government in 2010 at the urging of the country's international ...[read more]
October 10, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On November 10, 2006, a Rawandan community court convicted Theophister Mukakibib, a Catholic nun, of genocide charges for assisting in the Hutumassacre of Tutsis during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Mukakibib was accused of helping ethnic Hutu militiamen kill Tutsis hiding in a hospital where she ...[read more]
May 20, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On May 20, 2009, the US House of Representatives voted 361-64 in favor the Credit Card Holders' Bill of Rights, which makes illegal, among other prohibitions, arbitrarily raising interest rates, employing misleading terms and charging exorbitant fees to on-time payments. The version passed by the ...[read more]
March 10, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph Marren, President and Chief Executive Officer of KStone Partners LLC, says that the recent health care reform act may be unconstitutional due to inaccurate financial reporting to the states and the public at large...This spring the Supreme Court will hear arguments ...[read more]

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