David Dayen is a journalist who writes about economics and finance. He is the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize.
Cities across America are taking steps to help low-income people get lawyers to fight eviction in court.
The latest example of America's legal system being a total shitshow might actually help you out—if it doesn't screw you over first.
The bank became notorious last year for creating fake accounts on behalf of customers. Now it's trying to kill a class-action lawsuit over shady debit card fees.
Unless Republicans in Congress decide to kill a new regulation, that is.
Millions lost their homes and jobs, and not only did the bankers not go to jail, most of them got new and better gigs, according to a new study.
But accepting $400,000 for a speech right after leaving office, when his own refusal to take on Wall Street probably helped elect Trump, is still a uniquely bad look.
A married couple resorted to self-harm after being physically and psychologically terrorized by Bank of America over their house—until a judge fined the bank $46 million.
America had a Great Depression–era rule designed to stop banks from driving the economy into the gutter—until Bill Clinton axed it. Now a key Republican official in the government has a plan to modernize it.
Buying a car and actually owning it in the eyes of the law are not the same thing. Some Americans are finding that out the hard way.
Kellyanne Conway seemed to run afoul of federal ethics law by shilling for Ivanka's clothing line on FOX News. Get used to it.
When veteran Danny Shedd bought his house, he didn't actually buy his house, but some property to the north. Then his problems started.
Lorraine Brown was the only person convicted over a scheme that illegally foreclosed on millions of homes. And she's well on her way to freedom.