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NAACP dropping lawsuit against Wells Fargo

NEW YORK — The NAACP is ending its lawsuit against Wells Fargo that alleged the bank was forcing blacks into subprime mortgages while whites with identical qualifications got lower rates. The lawsuit, filed over a year ago, is among more than a dozen the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has filed since 2007 against large financial institutions. ...

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Vilsack: Pigford settlement funding needs 'vehicle'

On Feb. 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement to resolve longstanding civil rights claims against the USDA. While the settlement agreement includes a March 31 “opt-out” provision for the plaintiffs, the two departments say they remain committed to resolving this issue in the weeks ahead. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom ...

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Judge throws out discrimination lawsuit

GREENWOOD — A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit against Greenwood Leflore Hospital and Leflore County Supervisor Robert Moore. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock said yesterday there was not enough evidence to connect Moore to the hospital board’s decision to fire George Dulin, the longtime white attorney for the hospital. The 84-year-old Dulin tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that he ...

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