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October 28, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller announced an agreement with one of the nation’s largest propane retailers, and Iowa’s largest liquid propane (LP) gas distributor, that will change how the company markets and prices its product in Iowa. The agreement will greatly enhance clarity and transparency for Iowa customers...

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October 27, 2010

Company official testifies to nationwide reforms adopted after Miller's lawsuit and court ruling (DES MOINES, Iowa) The general manager of a buying club accused of consumer fraud by Attorney General Tom Miller testified that the company changed its marketing practices across the country as a result of an Iowa District...

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October 26, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Utah-based satellite television marketing company has agreed to change its sales practices and complaint procedures, in a binding agreement with Attorney General Tom Miller. Linx Satellite, Inc., of Provo Utah, agreed to change its DISH Network and DirecTV marketing practices involving subscriptions and contracts with Iowa...

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October 13, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller is leading a 50-state bipartisan mortgage foreclosure working group, as part of a coordinated national effort by states to review the practice of so-called “robo-signing” within the mortgage servicing industry. The Mortgage Foreclosure Multistate Group, comprised of state attorneys general in all 50...

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October 13, 2010

(COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Pottawattamie County District Court against a Sergeant Bluff company, accusing the company of illegally dumping and burying solid waste from a Nebraska bridge demolition project. The lawsuit, filed against K & L Custom Farms, Inc., d/b/a K &...

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October 8, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Bank of America has agreed to Attorney General Tom Miller’s request on Thursday to halt all foreclosure proceedings in Iowa. Today Bank of America contacted the Iowa Department of Justice and indicated that, effective immediately, the bank is suspending all sheriff’s sales and evictions for bank-held properties...

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October 7, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller Thursday called on three major mortgage companies to halt pending foreclosure proceedings in Iowa while Miller investigates the companies’ apparent improper submissions of foreclosure documents filed in Iowa courts. Miller’s office has contacted three major lenders, Ally Financial (formerly GMAC Mortgage), Bank of...

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October 4, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that, as part of a civil action on behalf of Iowa and six other states, the U.S. Justice Department has filed a federal civil antitrust lawsuit against American Express, and has announced a proposed settlement with Visa and MasterCard. The lawsuit...

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