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Countrywide Financial became a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America in July 2008

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31 May 2012

SunTrust Mortgage settles fed complaint for $21M [USA]

Author: Larry O'Dell, Associated Press

SunTrust Mortgage Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $21 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in its lending practices...A complaint filed by the department in U.S. District Court in Richmond said SunTrust Mortgage charged more...

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21 December 2011

DOJ: Countrywide Financial Settling Lending Bias Suit For $335M [USA]

Author: Mike Scarcella, Legal Times [USA]

Bank of America...will spend $335 million to resolve the largest-ever fair lending suit over allegations that [its subsidiary] Countrywide Financial systematically discriminated against qualified black and Hispanic borrowers…The complaint…said...

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23 May 2011

Bank of America Aims for 15 Percent Cut in GHG Emissions

Author: Bart King, Reuters

Bank of America aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 15 percent below a 2010 baseline by 2015. The goal expands on a previous target for cutting U.S. emissions 18 percent between 2004 and 2009. It also incorporates all operations-across 40...

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29 July 2010

Illinois Accuses Countrywide of Discrimination [USA]

Author: Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corp.’s Countrywide unit claiming lender steered minority borrowers into risky subprime mortgages more than it did white borrowers who were similarly situated...

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1 February 2009

USA: Human Rights Campaign finds growing number of businesses protecting transgender rights

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1 February 2009

[PDF] The State of the Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans - 2007-2008

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

This ninth installment of The State of the Workplace report shows that job protections and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees have surged in recent years, at large businesses and other private employers such as law firms and...

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18 December 2007

NAACP: Bailout Mortgage Plan Is Too Little Too Late for the Majority of African American Borrowers [USA]

Author: NAACP [USA]

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)...filed a class action lawsuit in July against a dozen major subprime lenders alleging institutionalized racism in lending practices... Seven additional lenders were added to the...

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