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January 31, 2013

Foreclosure processing company to pay Iowa nearly $1.1 million after state attorneys general alleged "robo-signing" and other improper conduct (DES MOINES, Iowa) One of the nation’s largest foreclosure processing companies has agreed to pay the state nearly $1.1 million after a group of state attorneys general, including Attorney General Tom...

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January 15, 2013

Miller and six state attorneys general allege vehicle marketing firm owner and former company misrepresented sales events (DES MOINES, Iowa) A Polk County judge has barred the owner of a defunct Louisiana vehicle sales marketing firm from advertising, selling, and leasing used or new vehicles in Iowa. District Judge Robert...

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January 9, 2013

Dozens of Iowans paid monthly charges totaling hundreds of dollars without ever downloading music; one Iowan paid more than $1,600 (DES MOINES, Iowa) Subscription-based online music seller eMusic.com Inc. has agreed to provide $40,000 in refunds to Iowa consumers, many of whom were likely unaware of their memberships and paid...

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January 4, 2013

Iowans foreclosed on by nation's largest mortgage servicers from Jan. 1, 2008-Dec. 31, 2011 may qualify for one-time payment; claim deadline in two weeks (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller reminds thousands of Iowans who qualify for a foreclosure-related one-time payment, that the claim deadline is January 18. More...

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January 2, 2013

Agreement removes tax consequences for homeowners who receive mortgage debt reductions (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller expressed gratitude over Congress’s decision to extend tax relief for homeowners who have mortgage debt canceled or forgiven because of financial hardship or a decline in housing values. The “fiscal cliff” agreement...

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