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February 28, 2019

Quad Cities entities change names to avoid detection, lawsuit alleges

DES MOINES -- The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to shut down several Quad Cities-based advertising companies that are accused of continuing to defraud small businesses across the nation.

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February 27, 2019

Program allows consumers who have not been made whole to have inquiry reviewed

DES MOINES -- Attorney General Tom Miller announced that Wells Fargo has begun a consumer redress review program as part of its settlement with Iowa and the rest of the country.

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February 15, 2019

A.G.'s case helped spur new law protecting veterans

A Nashua investment adviser accused of illegally selling advice to veterans must change her business practices under a settlement with the Iowa Attorney General.

The case spurred a state law passed last year that increases consumer protections for veterans applying for benefits.

 

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February 4, 2019

Companies barred from sending deceptive mailers to Iowans

DES MOINES -- Older Iowans who receive official-looking mailers with “FREE government benefits” in large print should beware: A private company might be fishing for your information and trying to sell you insurance.

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January 23, 2019

Callers lied about being blind, investigation shows

DES MOINES – The Iowa attorney general alleges that a Florida man associated with a telemarketing company has again run afoul of Iowa’s Consumer Fraud Act, seven years after being banned from soliciting Iowans.

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January 22, 2019

Johnson & Johnson and DePuy deceived consumers and doctors, AGs allege

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller and 45 other attorneys general have reached a $120 million Consent Judgment with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, DePuy, to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted two metal-on-metal hip implant devices.

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January 17, 2019

AG’s office proposes bills to address home improvement complaints and other problems

DES MOINES -- Consumer complaints to the Iowa Attorney General’s Office increased 18 percent in 2018 over the previous year, led by complaints related to vehicles, home improvement projects and imposter scams

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January 10, 2019

Iowa consumers could receive restitution of about $3.2 million

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller announced that Iowa has negotiated settlements that, when finalized, will provide an estimated $3.2 million for Iowa consumers who purchased or leased Fiat Chrysler vehicles allegedly containing illegal defeat devices.

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January 8, 2019

About 370,000 cards affected in 2013 hack

DES MOINES -- The Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement several policies to resolve an investigation with 43 states and the District of Columbia into the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores in the United States, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Tuesday.

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January 3, 2019

Settlement will bring $493.7 million in debt relief for CEC students

DES MOINES — For-profit education company Career Education Corp. (CEC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgo collecting about $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationally, in a settlement with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and 48 other attorneys general.

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