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Justice Department Reaches Settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase: November 19, 2013

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase: November 19, 2013

Justice department reaches settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase: November 19, 2013

In late 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice announced legal action against one of the nation's largest banks, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank (J.P. Morgan), which stood accused of misconduct related to the sale of mortgage-backed securities that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. Just over a year later, both parties announced a record-breaking settlement totaling $13 billion. The settlement is one of many paid out by the bank related to its actions prior to and during the financial crisis. Of the total 2013 settlement, $4 billion was designated to consumer relief to be distributed by the end of 2017. The remainder was split between ...

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