Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A complaint by three American Samoans against ANZ Guam Inc., parent company of ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank, is moving forward after a federal court in Guam denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed early last year. The six-page decision by US Chief Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood, issued last Friday, allows the case to “proceed as a class action” suit, meaning other bank customers facing alleged similar situations can join. Filed on Mar. 21, 2018 the complaint identifies the plaintiffs as Ronald Parker, Fa’afetai Parker, and Tualagi Gaoteote, “on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated.” Ronald Parker and Gaoteote are US military retirees. The plaintiffs allege that ANZ is liable for its systematic violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) of 1968, and Regulation Z, for failing to provide homeowners with accurate periodic statements regarding the mortgages it services. And it … [Read more...] about Guam court denies ANZ’s motion to dismiss — It will now go forward as a class action lawsuit
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Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Holiday Calendar Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Group of cops file complaints over promotions Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:26 PM ESTUpdated: Friday, December 21, 2018 2:38 AM ESTBy Joan Aguon [email protected] Six police officers with the Guam Police Department have filed complaints with the Civil Service Commission regarding the process in which promotions were granted. Daniel Del Priore, a field representative with the Guam Federation of Teachers says the officers are not wishing ill towards their fellow brothers in blue who were promoted. "The concern and issue brought to the civil service commission and filed in grievances is the merit system for promotion and consideration of … [Read more...] about Group of cops file complaints over promotions
opinion Martha Bergmark Opinion contributor Published 6:37 PM EST Dec 12, 2018 Equal justice under law is an American ideal, but most Americans don’t find out how badly our civil justice system fails in that promise until their lives become its collateral consequence. That is what happened to Jacqueline Mogan, a Georgia woman working two jobs to support herself and her elderly mother, who found her bank account emptied by a debt collection firm she knew nothing about, with no notice of a lawsuit (over an unprovable debt) that the firm was ultimately forced to drop. This might sound shocking, and yet when it comes to some of life’s most consequential problems, restricted and unequal access to civil courts is the rule, not the exception. The flaws in our civil justice system run deep and wide. Tens of millions of Americans each year find themselves in legal situations with the deck stacked against them — seeking safety … [Read more...] about America’s civil justice system needs reform, too
The Verkhovna Rada passed a draft law, submitted by President Poroshenko, on non-prolongation of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Earlier in September, Kyiv sent Moscow a corresponding notice, thus, properly informing the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. What consequences will this step entail? As my senior sergeant in the army once said, "You are not kidding with a smart one." We have in an absolutely uncivilized neighbor ruled by a dictator. The dictator decides what to do: if he wants to wage war, he sends tanks and planes to the Ukrainian border; or if he wants to attack Ukrainian ships in neutral waters, he just does it. Our enemy proceeds from its own point of view, and no legal nuances here are of any significance. What consequences will this step entail? As my senior sergeant in the army once said, "You are not kidding with a smart one" Putin is not a civilized man. It's like talking about the rules of … [Read more...] about End of Friendship Treaty with Russia: How will “Kremlin Bear” react?
Produced by Alvin Patrick and Sarah Prior In the early morning hours of Oct. 17, 2010, Danroy "DJ" Henry, a Pace University football player, was shot dead by Pleasantville, N.Y., police officer Aaron Hess. That event triggered a seven-year journey for DJ's family as they searched for answers. "We're not anti-police," Danroy Henry, Sr., DJ's father, tells CBS News special correspondent James Brown. "We're just trying to understand what the facts tell us. Was it a justified shooting or was it not justified? Because if it wasn't – it was murder." "People believed fervently that they knew what happened," says Brian Sokoloff, who represents Hess. "And whenever you hear of a case like this, you can't believe first impressions." DJ was out celebrating with his teammates at a bar after a homecoming game when other patrons got into a fight. Police say that DJ was parked in a fire lane in front of the bar and when he was asked to move, he allegedly sped towards Officer Hess, propelling … [Read more...] about Defending DJ: Was the fatal shooting of a Pace University football player justified?