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July 30, 2003

DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller said that a new state law creating a directory of cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco products that may be legally sold in the State of Iowa goes into effect tomorrow. He said that, "Beginning tomorrow, any brand sold in Iowa not listed on the directory...

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July 30, 2003

DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that his office has obtained a consumer fraud judgment against a telemarketing operation that made calls from a Des Moines phone room targeting consumers who were trying to sell their timeshares. Miller said the telemarketers took advantage of the consumers' strong desire...

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July 29, 2003

DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that his office has obtained a consumer protection judgment against Des Moines home improvement contractor Larry Shane Thomas, doing business as Shazzam Roofing & Seamless Gutters. Miller's Consumer Protection Division alleged that Thomas violated Iowa law, and a 1999 agreement with the...

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July 24, 2003

Cancer patients who purchased Taxol® or its generic equivalent Paclitaxel from 1999-2003 to benefit from $12.5 million reimbursement fund (DES MOINES) Attorney General Tom Miller said today that cancer patients who purchased Taxol or its generic equivalent Paclitaxel may be eligible to receive significant reimbursement for alleged illegal overcharges by...

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July 18, 2003

Users of anti-anxiety drug likely eligible for partial refunds. Call 1-800-678-9587. DES MOINES. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller launched an effort today to encourage Iowans who took the anti-anxiety drug called "BuSpar" to file for partial refunds available as a result of a multi-state antitrust case. [Note: The DEADLINE for...

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July 10, 2003

Nationwide, 23.8 million Americans registered in the first two weeks. Over 333,000 Iowans have signed up for the national "Do Not Call" Registry as of Thursday. DES MOINES. "Iowans are flocking to take advantage of the program," said Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller. "The FTC tells us another 10,000 Iowans...

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