May 242014

By Jerry Goldberg, May 22, 2014 A new report documents how millions of people across the U.S. continue to suffer the effects of the housing crisis that began around 2005. Published in early May by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, the detailed study is entitled […]

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May 112014
No Housing Recovery in Detroit, says Haas Institute report

Foreclosures and underwater homes still a crisis in Detroit The report entitled “Underwater America: How the So-Called Housing Recovery is Bypassing Many Communities”,  released by the Haas Institute on Thursday, May 8, clearly shows that the foreclosure crisis continues to ravish communities of color and that Detroit continues to be amongst the hardest-hit cities.  The […]

Jan 172014
Attorney Jerome Goldberg summation in the swaps bankruptcy hearing, January 13, 2014

Listen to Attorney Jerome Goldberg, representing City of Detroit retiree David Sole, argue why the Emergency Manager’s sweetheart deal for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS to terminate the pension-related swaps must be rejected, on January 13, 2013. Or click here: 14Jan13 Goldberg closing pm 2bk2013-53846_1132014-13031-PM

Jan 172014
Court rules against giveaway to banks in Detroit

by Kris Hamel, January 16, 2014 Detroit,  Jan. 16 — With a decision community activists called “a major victory for the people of Detroit,” U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes ruled today that the City of Detroit could not go forward with its loan deal with Barclays Bank that would have cost the city millions […]

Jan 122014
City bankruptcy one of many attacks on Detroiters

by Cheryl LaBash,  January 9, 2014 (Cheryl LaBash is a City of Detroit retiree and a member of Stop Theft of Our Pensions Committee, S.T.O.P.) The new year began with the swearing in of Detroit’s first white mayor in 40 years and a city council elected in geographical districts. What is notable about Mayor Mike Duggan […]

Jan 062014
Jerome Goldberg questions EM Kevyn Orr over giveaway to Bank of America, UBS, on Jan. 3, 2014

Attorney Jerome Goldberg, appearing on behalf of City of Detroit retiree David Sole, questions Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr regarding the interest rate swaps deal, viewed by many as another gift to the very banks that destroyed Detroit’s neighborhoods using subprime mortgages and that have been charged and convicted of fraud of all sorts. Or click […]

Sep 272013

PRESIDENT OBAMA – LISTEN TO THE WORKERS AND COMMUNITY, NOT SNYDER, ORR AND BING Be There When Obama Administration Officials Meet with Snyder and Orr in Detroit Friday, September 27, 10:00 am Wayne State University – McGregor Conference Center Palmer between Cass and Second Ave, Detroit The visit of Obama administration to Detroit this Friday […]

Jul 012013

Bank of America whistle-blower details latest scheme to abuse homeowners, evade settlement rules and pocket cash By David Dayen, Salon, Friday, Jun 28, 2013 Last week, I detailed bombshell revelations from Bank of America whistle-blowers, in which former employees of the bank detailed systematic fraud and deceptive practices inside their loan modification department — including […]

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