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December 29, 2008

Des Moines. Polk County District Court Judge Robert Blink has ordered Rogers Automated Entrances, Inc., of Altoona to pay a $5,000 civil penalty for failing to call the “One Call” hotline prior to conducting an excavation. “The One Call law requires at least 48-hour advance notice before excavations, so underground...

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December 18, 2008

The Attorney General alleged Pronto Market in Fairbank fraudulently sold blended ethanol fuel diluted into unleaded regular or 10% ethanol fuel. Jerry Fratzke and Pronto Market must pay a $15,000 civil penalty to the State, according to an order issued Thursday by Black Hawk County District Court Judge Margaret L....

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December 18, 2008

Young people were led to a false belief that high caffeine levels in “alco-pop” drinks counteract the intoxicating effects of alcohol – making drinkers more likely to make unsafe decisions MillerCoors will stop producing, marketing and selling “Sparks,” its top-selling pre-mixed alcoholic energy drinks, Attorney General Tom Miller said Thursday....

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December 15, 2008

Mattel and subsidiary Fisher-Price also agree to stringent standards for lead in toys. Iowa’s share of the payment is $213,948. Mattel, Inc., and its subsidiary Fisher-Price, Inc., have agreed with 39 states to stringent standards for lead paint in toys manufactured after Nov. 30, 2008. Mattel also is paying a...

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December 4, 2008

Iowans encouraged to call Iowa Mortgage Help at 877-622-4866 Des Moines – Iowa’s already successful “Iowa Mortgage Help” initiative has received an additional $766,925 to support Iowa’s mortgage counseling efforts. The additional funds will enable the Iowa Mortgage Help program to continue its outstanding progress and serve even more homeowners,...

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December 2, 2008

The Attorney General alleged “Galaxy Member Benefits” deceived Iowans and made unauthorized charges to credit card or bank accounts. A Florida telemarketing operation called “Galaxy Member Benefits” is making full restitution to 227 Iowans, totaling $12,824, to resolve consumer fraud allegations made by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. Galaxy...

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