October 4, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 4, 2011, jury selection began for suspected terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who was accused of attempting to bring down a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009 with a bomb in his underwear. Abdulmutallab was charged with eight felonies and could face life in ...[read more]
October 4, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 4, 2010, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the US District for the Eastern District of New York against credit card companies Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. The lawsuit challenged the companies' internal policies which prevented merchants ...[read more]
October 5, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced the filing of a civil antitrust lawsuit against credit card companies Visa, MasterCard and American Express. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, challenges rules utilized by the companies that ...[read more]
August 18, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced the indictment of three men accused of perpetrating the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted in the US. Albert Gonzales and two unidentified Russian hackers are accused of stealing more than 130 million credit and debit card ...[read more]
May 21, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 361-64 to pass the Senate version of the Credit Card Holders' Bill of Rights. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called the bill historic, and a stern rebuke to credit card companies that, have unfairly profited at the expense of re... ...[read more]
May 20, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The US Senate on Tuesday voted 90-5 to pass the Credit Card Holders' Bill of Rights. Among the provisions included in the bill are restrictions on retroactive interest rate increases, a mandatory 45-day notice for all proposed interest rate increases, and a requirement that credit card companie... ...[read more]
October 13, 2006
by David Shucosky
US President Bush on Friday signed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, a bill attached to a larger port security measure late last month by Congress, making it illegal for banks or credit card companies to process transactions involving Internet gambling. Internet gambling is ...[read more]
April 30, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
The FBI issued a total of 9,254 National Security Letters (NSLs) in 2005 related to 3,501 US citizens and legal residents, according to a new US Department of Justice report. The NSLs allow the executive branch to gather information about individuals suspected in terrorism or espionage cases from ...[read more]
January 1, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Many new state laws took effect on Sunday, including measures to safeguard against child sex offenders and the misuse of personal information. Michigan strengthened its sex offender laws, and Illinois banned human trafficking, allowing state law enforcement to prosecute such crimes. Louisiana ...[read more]
October 17, 2005
by Tom Henry
After being signed into law by President Bush last April, an overhauled US bankruptcy law goes into effect Monday making it more difficult for consumers to prove that they should be allowed to clear their debts and make a fresh start. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protecti... ...[read more]

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