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November 21, 2008

A.G. says consumers are entitled to know if vehicle has been damaged by flood or collision. Attorney General Tom Miller is urging the Federal Trade Commission to strengthen “Buyer’s Guide” notices to indicate if used cars, trucks or SUVs that are for sale have suffered prior damage from collisions or...

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November 20, 2008

A.G. cites health improvement since tobacco agreement 10 years ago. Ten years after state attorneys general and “Big Tobacco” reached a landmark agreement, cigarette smoking is down and attitudes about tobacco have changed for the better, Attorney General Tom Miller said Thursday. Miller was a leader of the Attorney Generals...

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November 19, 2008

A.G. alleged Pennsylvania companies operated by Paul Gluchanicz sold names of Iowans who sent $20 “administration fees” thinking they had won huge cash prizes. Attorney General Tom Miller said Wednesday that checks are in the mail to 82 Iowans who were deceived by a Pennsylvania direct-mail operator into thinking they...

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November 14, 2008

Midwest Publishing-DN, Inc., also pays $30,000 to the State. Deceptive fundraising calls to Iowans must cease under court order. Des Moines. Attorney General Tom Miller said Friday that Midwest Publishing-DN, Inc. -- a paid professional fundraising company based in Phoenix -- has been ordered to stop abusive and misleading practices...

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