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April 30, 2003

Thousands of consumers fleeced by auction scams (DES MOINES) Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, the Federal Trade Commission, and 27 other state attorneys general today announced a law enforcement crackdown targeting Internet auction scams that bilked thousands of consumers out of their money and their merchandise. The crackdown, Operation Bidder...

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April 24, 2003

States alleged the drug company illegally blocked entry of generic equivalent drugs for the anti-cancer drug "Taxol," which is used to treat breast cancer and other cancers. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and other states filed formal settlement documents today in an antitrust suit brought against Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. regarding...

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April 24, 2003

Tax preparation firm agrees to reimburse consumers for "Peace of Mind" guarantee DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller said today that H&R Block Services Inc. has agreed to establish a fund to reimburse clients who paid for the tax-preparation company's "Peace of Mind" guarantee in 2001 -- but who may...

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April 23, 2003

SUV Advertising Letter [Following is the text of the letter sent to vehicle manufacturers by state attorneys general.] On behalf of forty (40) States and Territories (see exhibit A) hereinafter "the States and Territories", we write to express our concern with the advertising of sport utility vehicles (hereinafter "SUVs"). This...

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April 23, 2003

DES MOINES. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said today that he and many other state attorneys general sent a warning letter today to sixteen auto manufacturers advising them that advertising for sport utility vehicles (SUVs) "has begun to 'blur the line' between SUVs and cars," with a result that consumers...

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April 9, 2003

Wednesday, April 9, 2003 Statement of the Iowa Attorney General's Office: The State of Iowa is participating in a national environmental settlement with Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) concerning air pollution control violations at ADM's 52 facilities nationwide. ADM owns and operates facilities in Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Des Moines, and...

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