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December 20, 2002

DES MOINES.Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that 50 states and three jurisdictions have reached a $51.5 million nationwide settlement with The Ford Motor Company that resolves allegations of deceptive trade practices relating to the sales and advertising of Ford Sport Utility Vehicles -- SUVs. As part of the...

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December 19, 2002

DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that BP Amoco, one of the nation's largest oil companies, has agreed to what he called "a strong new set of policies and procedures to reduce the sale of tobacco products to kids" at thousands of gas stations across the country. Miller's...

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December 16, 2002

Household will pay $484 Million in consumer restitution -- including $1.49 million to Iowa Consumers Following is a statement of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, the lead attorney general in the nationwide Household working group. He is the Chair of the Subprime Lending Committee of the National Association of Attorneys...

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November 29, 2002

Following is a statement of Attorney General Tom Miller, who has served as lead State Attorney General in the Microsoft Antitrust Case: Seven states and the District of Columbia will not appeal Judge Kollar-Kotelly's decree in the Microsoft antitrust case. We will move on to enforcing the decree on behalf...

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November 26, 2002

Defendants are "responsible for introducing into Iowa an illegal pyramid scheme that has caused incalculable damage to Iowans," the suit alleges. DES MOINES. The Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit today in Polk County District Court alleging that Judy Kelley and Ann Kelley violated the Iowa Consumer Fraud Act by...

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October 31, 2002

DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller said today that Iowa is joining 22 other states and the U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit seeking to block a proposed merger between the only two nationwide direct broadcast satellite television providers. "We argue that the proposed merger would cause significant harm...

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October 22, 2002

Alleges unfair practices in "membership dues" collections (DES MOINES) The Iowa Attorney General's Office filed a consumer protection lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc., is violating the Iowa Consumer Fraud Act in its efforts to collect membership dues dating back up to15 years and totaling up...

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October 18, 2002

"This mailing probably is landing all over Iowa now," Miller said. "Don't confuse it for your regular telephone bill." DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller warned Iowans Friday that a deceptive mailing is landing around Iowa that businesses and consumers might mistake to be their regular Qwest telephone bill. "This...

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October 11, 2002

Chicago. In a landmark settlement that will set new standards for the lending industry, mortgage lender Household Finance Corp. has agreed with state regulators to change its lending practices - and to pay up to $484 million in consumer restitution nationwide for alleged unfair and deceptive lending practices in the...

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October 11, 2002

States Settle With Household Finance: Up to $484 Million for Consumers Remarks of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller:* I am extremely hopeful that this settlement will signal a new day for protecting lower-income borrowers and every consumer involved in the All-American dream of home-ownership. Household Finance is changing its ways...

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