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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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