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November 20, 2012

Exclusion estimated to save $1.3 billion over two years (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller today urged Congress to extend tax relief for consumers who have mortgage debt canceled or forgiven because of financial hardship or a decline in housing values. In a bipartisan letter Miller and 41 attorneys...

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November 15, 2012

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller and 37 other attorneys general today reached a $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its diabetes drug, Avandia (Rosiglitazone). The attorneys general alleged that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by misrepresenting Avandia’s...

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November 8, 2012

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Cedar Rapids used car dealer has agreed to refund more than $30,000 to consumers and stop what Attorney General Tom Miller alleged were excessive late fees, loan disclosure violations, and illegal consumer loan contracts. In an agreement with the Consumer Protection Division, called an Assurance of...

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November 2, 2012

In first case, July lawsuit alleged "Action Point" boosted sales through telemarketers falsely claiming to be disabled veterans (DES MOINES, Iowa) A Polk County judge today barred a Phoenix company from soliciting Iowans after Attorney General Tom Miller alleged that the for-profit company tried to boost sales of high-priced products...

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