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September 24, 2012

National foreclosure settlement includes approximately $1.5 billion for payments (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that claim forms are going out to more than 11,000 Iowa borrowers who lost their home to foreclosure between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011 and who may be eligible for...

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September 17, 2012

(DES MOINES, Iowa) An Oregon-based buying club has agreed to pay more than $26,000 to Iowans and to the state, and has also agreed to change its marketing practices, following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. In an agreement called an “Assurance of Voluntary Compliance,” Platinum Online...

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September 11, 2012

(SPENCER, Iowa) A Clay County judge today penalized a Peterson, Iowa hog producer $15,000 for an illegal manure application incident last year that led to a fish kill. In a consent decree filed today in Clay County District Court, District Court Judge Nancy L. Whittenburg assessed the civil penalty against...

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September 10, 2012

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Michigan company selling labor law posters to Iowa employers has agreed to pay $30,000 and refrain from misleading Iowa workplaces about its products and state requirements, as well as its non-governmental status, in an agreement with Attorney General Tom Miller. Mandatory Poster Agency Inc. (“MPA”), of...

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September 7, 2012

(DES MOINES, Iowa) An Ottumwa used car dealer has agreed to stop what Attorney General Tom Miller alleged were illegal repossessions of vehicles. In an agreement with the Consumer Protection Division, called an Assurance of Discontinuance, Miller alleged that Goldy’s Auto illegally attempted to have customers waive their rights surrounding...

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