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Mass. AG hits big banks with foreclosure lawsuit

(Reuters) – The Massachusetts attorney general has filed a lawsuit against five large U.S. banks accusing them of deceptive foreclosure practices, such as robo-signing. Attorney General Martha Coakley said on Thursday the lawsuit was filed in state court inBoston against Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co Inc, Citigroup Inc, Wells Fargo & Co and Ally Financial.…

Elizabeth Warren for Senate exploratory committee goes live

Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate and former adviser to President Barack Obama, established an exploratory committee Thursday ahead of declaring herself a 2012 Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. The site, ElizabethforMA.com, allows users to sign up to receive email updates, recruit their friends via Facebook and make campaign contributions.…

Federal judge declares nation-wide gay marriage ban unconstitutional

A U.S. district judge in Boston, Massachusetts declared Thursday in two separate rulings that a nation-wide ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional because it prohibits individual states from defining what marriage is and is not. In one decision, U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro, according to a breaking Associated Press report,…

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