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October 22, 2008

(DES MOINES) Pfizer Inc. will pay $60 million and is required to change its marketing practices as the result of an agreement settling a 33-state investigation of its marketing of the drug Bextra, Attorney General Tom Miller said today. Pfizer promoted the drug to reduce pain and inflammation without the...

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October 20, 2008

Deal would allegedly decrease cattle prices to western Iowa cattle producers and increase beef prices to consumers. Des Moines, Iowa - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today joined the United States Department of Justice and Attorneys General of twelve other states to block the proposed acquisition of National Beef Packing...

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October 14, 2008

Statement: We believe this is a good compromise of this dispute about whether permits should be issued for the construction of the two pork confinement feeding operations in Dallas County. We supported resolution of this matter by the Consent Order, Judgment and Decree entered today by Polk County District Court...

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October 13, 2008

State lawsuit alleged Bernard Cohrs and Cohrs Construction, Inc., illegally dumped and burned solid waste in Dickinson County. Bernard Cohrs and Cohrs Construction, Inc., have been ordered to pay a $10,000 civil penalty for solid waste and open burning violations at the Cohrs Gravel Pit located in Dickinson County about...

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October 9, 2008

Agreement covers about 13,000 Shell outlets nationwide, and 78 in Iowa. Shell Oil Products will undertake a battery of policies and procedures designed to prevent the sale of tobacco products to children at 78 Shell-related gas stations and convenience stores in Iowa and more than 13,000 outlets across the nation,...

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October 8, 2008

Des Moines. Eli Lilly & Co. will pay $62 million and must change marketing practices under a settlement resolving allegations by state attorneys general that the drug company used unfair and deceptive practices in marketing its anti-psychotic drug called “Zyprexa.” Attorney General Tom Miller said states alleged Eli Lilly illegally...

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October 6, 2008

The Iowa Attorney General says the settlement will offer mortgage loan modifications to more than 1,100 Iowans that will help many avoid foreclosure and loss of their homes. (DES MOINES) Attorney General Tom Miller said Monday that mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp. has agreed to provide loan modifications to up...

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