Archive for November, 2011

Department of Justice Announces Compensation for Servicemembers as Part of Settlement with Bank of America

SOURCE: www.justice.gov WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that, as part of its settlement with BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation, servicemembers whose homes were unlawfully foreclosed upon will each receive a minimum $116,785 plus compensation for any equity lost to compensate them for the bank’s alleged violation […]

Risk Factors for Posttraumatic Stress Symptomatology in Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans Similar to Those Observed in Vietnam Veterans

SOURCE: www.va.gov WASHINGTON – Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers from Boston report in the November issue of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology that risk factors for posttraumatic stress symptomatology (PTSS, short of full-blown posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD) in Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans were found to be similar to those observed in Vietnam Veterans. This […]

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HEALTH INSURER RATE FILINGS NOW AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC

SOURCE: www.dfs.ny.gov Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that rate increase requests from health insurers are now available on the Department of Financial Services’ website, www.dfs.ny.gov. DFS has determined that all rate increase requests should be available so that the public could comment effectively, but health insurers initially objected. Then, led by United Healthcare, the insurers […]

A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN RELEASES RESOURCE GUIDE TO ASSIST VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS WITH CONSUMER, LEGAL PROTECTIONS

SOURCE: www.dfs.ny.gov Schneiderman: My Office Will Fight For Those Who Have Fought For Us NEW YORK – As Veterans Day approaches, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released a resource guide to provide veterans and active duty military personnel information related to benefits, consumer protections and other legal issues. The Attorney General’s Resource Guide for […]