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December 21, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007 & Thursday, December 13, 2007 Statement of the Iowa Attorney General's Office, Dec. 21, 2007: Pigeon King International provided a reply on Dec. 19, 2007, to the Iowa Attorney General’s Civil Investigative Demand. The Farm Division of the Attorney General’s Office is reviewing the materials submitted...

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December 20, 2007

“Iowa is the ONLY state where consumers can’t go to court under the state’s Consumer Fraud Act,” Miller said. Des Moines. “It’s time for Iowa to leave the Dark Ages,” says Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, and time to join the rest of the country. “Iowa is the ONLY state...

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December 6, 2007

State had sued 2,850-head dairy operation near Le Mars, alleging water pollution and manure-handling violations. Le Mars, Iowa. Plymouth Dairy Farms, Inc., a 2850-head dairy cattle operation located south of Le Mars, has been ordered to pay a $65,000 civil penalty as a result of water pollution and manure-handling violations...

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November 20, 2007

Excavation hit 3/4-inch gas line at MLK Parkway site. Des Moines. A Des Moines construction and excavation business that hit an underground gas line near Martin Luther King Parkway has been ordered to pay a $6,500 civil penalty for failing to notify the statewide “One Call” notification center before digging....

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November 7, 2007

Lawsuits involved gas station underground tanks in Davenport and Le Mars. “UST” regulations protect groundwater from petroleum leaks and spills. Judges in Scott County and Plymouth County have ordered gasoline underground storage tank operators to pay a total of $30,000 in penalties for violating Iowa “UST” regulations that are designed...

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October 24, 2007

Kroger operates 19 Kwik Shops in Iowa, most in the Davenport and Cedar Rapids areas. The Kroger Co. has agreed to a battery of policies and procedures designed to prevent the sale of tobacco products to children at its stores in Iowa and across the nation, Attorney General Tom Miller...

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September 21, 2007

Suits are filed in Adams, Dickinson, Dubuque and Pottawattamie Counties Attorney General Tom Miller filed four lawsuits Thursday and Friday to enforce Iowa's solid waste disposal regulations. The actions were filed in Adams, Dickinson, Dubuque and Pottawattamie counties. The lawsuits all ask the district court to order cleanup, assess civil...

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September 11, 2007

Miller organizes Mortgage Foreclosure Project to prevent flood of foreclosures. DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller unveiled a project Tuesday aimed at avoiding a flood of subprime mortgage foreclosures in Iowa. The pilot project will work to help borrowers and lenders modify loan terms so that borrowers can make payments...

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September 7, 2007

Court also orders over $3 million in civil penalties, restitution, and fees for investigation and attorney costs. The Wolfords were found guilty of criminal charges last year. Des Moines. Polk County District Court Judge Robert Blink has issued an order barring Rod Wolford, Sr., and Rod Wolford, Jr., from engaging...

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August 21, 2007

Thirty state attorneys general, including Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, are urging the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to stop alcohol manufacturers from making misleading health-related statements when they advertise alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine and other stimulants. Go to Letter from Attorneys General to TTB....

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