Comments on: The attorney generals’ proposed bank settlement http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/07/the-attorney-generals-proposed-bank-settlement/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: thefinite http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/07/the-attorney-generals-proposed-bank-settlement/comment-page-1/#comment-24550 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:57:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7536#comment-24550 @Felix Even weirder is that when an attorney general is arguing a case, the Court refers to him/her as “General” So-and-so.

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By: FelixSalmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/07/the-attorney-generals-proposed-bank-settlement/comment-page-1/#comment-24545 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 05:11:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7536#comment-24545 @thefinite, the weird thing is I got it right in the text. I guess my problem in the headline was the possessive. Attorneys’s general? That can’t be right.

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By: Strych09 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/07/the-attorney-generals-proposed-bank-settlement/comment-page-1/#comment-24544 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 02:12:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7536#comment-24544 Well, I for one and pretty sad that a settlement is being drawn up; I was looking forward to several weeks, if not months of discovery, depositions, an eventual trial and substantial civil damages. A settlement will just “make the problem go away” in the manner that plutocrats love so much.

“The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint but is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clear, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices.”
— C. S. Lewis

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By: thefinite http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/07/the-attorney-generals-proposed-bank-settlement/comment-page-1/#comment-24542 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:33:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7536#comment-24542 Niggling point: The plural of attorney general is attorneys general. Attorney is the noun and general is the adjective.

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By: jamesagain http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/07/the-attorney-generals-proposed-bank-settlement/comment-page-1/#comment-24540 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 23:12:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7536#comment-24540 Item 1.D: MERS (p7) is a big, fat nothing. I think this is interesting in what it doesn’t say, given the recent defeats MERS has seen. One of the big issues in this whole mess is whether or not the servicers will hold liability for the actions (or inactions) of MERS; if they do, then recording fees owed to counties could easily be hundreds of millions of dollars.

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