Daily Archives: August 12, 2010 - 3 results

Posted 7 years ago in Banking Law by Arthur Buono  
Bank Overdraft Fees Coming Home to Roost

A federal judge Tuesday ordered Wells Fargo to pay back more than $200 million it bilked from California customers in overdraft fees. The banking giant faces even bigger claims from another class action covering customers in several other states. Wells Fargo says it will appeal the judgment, claiming its overdraft policy was legal and not deceptive.   High-low debiting practice caused multiple overdrafts Overdraft fees charged on as many as 10 items daily Wells Fargo defends practice of paying important, …

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Posted 7 years ago in Criminal Law by Arthur Buono  
Facial Recognition Tech IDs Fugitive Robber

Never forget a face? Neither does law enforcement’s newest high-tech, crime-fighting tool. Facial recognition technology scored a big win for New York crime fighters recently. It ID’d a fugitive wanted for a 1993 bank robbery.     Facial recognition used to catch license fraud Facial recognition part of the growing field of biometrics Biometrics can identify persons from distinctive physical characteristics Like this post? Share it with friends using this link: http://bit.ly/d8hun5   Facial Recognition, Biometrics, and Privacy Issues The facial …

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Posted 7 years ago in Demystifying the Law by Jennifer King  
Demystifying the Law: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been in the news again following the recent resignation of Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd. Hurd departed the company after an investigation – prompted by a company consultant’s sexual harassment allegations – turned up discrepancies in his expense reports. From a legal perspective, sexual harassment can be tricky to understand. It’s natural to assume that it’s any kind of unwanted behavior of a sexual nature – from a co-worker asking you out on a date …

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