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December 29, 2010

Company also agrees to stop implying that government officials, including the Governor, are involved with selecting “invitees” (DES MOINES, Iowa) The marketing company for “People to People International” has formally agreed to change its practices, after Attorney General Tom Miller raised concerns about the company’s compliance with the Iowa Consumer...

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December 27, 2010

(HAMPTON, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller today filed an environmental lawsuit against the owner of a Franklin County salvage yard with a history of environmental violations dating back to 2003. The lawsuit alleges numerous solid waste, storm water discharge and hazardous condition violations, and the failure to comply with state...

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December 27, 2010

(ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller seeks a permanent injunction and a civil penalty against a Calhoun County swine producer who, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday, land-applied manure without an annual manure management plan update, and failed to pay compliance fees. Miller filed the suit in Calhoun County...

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December 15, 2010

Company Settles Allegations of Deceptive & Unfair Practices (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that DIRECTV has agreed to change its business practices and pay restitution to customers, in a $13.25 million settlement with attorneys general in 49 states, including Iowa. The settlement follows a petition filed...

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December 9, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Pottawattamie County judge has assessed a civil penalty of $225,000 against OSI Industries, LLC for a variety of wastewater and air pollution control violations occurring at the OSI’s cooked meat production facility near Oakland, Iowa. In the decree issued Wednesday, District Court Judge Greg Steensland also...

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December 8, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Minnesota fundraising group must change its Iowa fundraising practices, under a formal agreement with Attorney General Tom Miller. Public Safety Council, LLP, and Community Safety, LLC, both headquartered in Minneapolis, their subcontractor, Safety Services, LLC, of St. Paul, and their principals, J. Michael Callan and Robert...

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December 3, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller today filed an application to enforce civil subpoenas issued against a Camanche, Iowa resident and his assistant, who are both under investigation regarding their sales of used vehicles and making of personal and auto purchase loans to consumers. In documents filed in Polk...

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December 1, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Minnesota-based home repair and contracting business and its owners have agreed to comply with Iowa’s Door-to-Door Sales Act, following a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Tom Miller. District Court Judge Michael D. Huppert issued a consent judgment last week in Polk County District Court against Tierney...

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November 24, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller filed a consumer fraud lawsuit Wednesday against Trilegiant Corporation, headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, alleging that the company unfairly and deceptively charged Iowans for memberships in discount buying clubs or other programs, in many cases without consumers’ knowledge. “We allege that a large number...

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November 17, 2010

FDA sends letters to alcoholic energy drink manufacturers stating that their products are unsafe (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Attorney General Tom Miller joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in announcing the issuance of warning letters today to four manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks (AEDs). The warning letters state that the...

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