White House Calls for Transitional Government in Venezuela

After U.S. prosecutors filed drug-trafficking and money-laundering charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro last week, the Trump administration on Tuesday announced a plan to form a transitional government in the South American country that would see Maduro step down.

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Loan Servicing

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a contempt sanction against Ocwen Loan Servicing in a case brought by debtors who claim they suffered severe emotional distress by receiving letters and phone calls from the company about the home they had abandoned to foreclosure before filing for bankruptcy. A bankruptcy court had concluded the company violated the debtors’ discharge injunction.

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Sanctions

A federal court in Arizona ruled that the state will be fined $100,000 a month for each instance of the Arizona Department of Corrections’ non-compliance with performance measures in a remediation plan it agreed to under the terms of a 2014 settlement with inmates who claimed the prison health care system caused pain, suffering and multiple inmate deaths. 

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