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April 24, 2013

Price gouging rules now in effect in counties proclaimed disasters (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller advised Iowans in counties proclaimed disasters by Governor Branstad to beware of the potential for scams and consumer protection issues that could emerge in those areas. “Contractors we call ‘storm chasers’ head to...

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April 19, 2013

(DES MOINES, Iowa) United States District Court Judge Robert W. Pratt approved a consent decree today jointly submitted by the State of Iowa and Texas Farm LLC, of Perryton, Texas, which owns and operates hog production facilities throughout the Unites States. Texas Farm is a subsidiary of Nippon Meat Packers...

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April 18, 2013

Since 1999, state has received more than $888.6 million in tobacco settlement agreement (DES MOINES, Iowa) Tobacco companies involved in the 1998 landmark settlement with states over tobacco-related health care costs this week transferred more than $65 million to the state treasury in their annual payment to Iowa. The tobacco...

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April 16, 2013

Telemarketer "outright lied" in pitch intended for older Iowan captured on undercover consumer protection line, according to Miller (DES MOINES, Iowa) A Polk County judge Monday barred an Osceola-based telemarketing company and its operators from professional fundraising in Iowa, after a state undercover phone line recorded what Attorney General Tom...

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April 9, 2013

Group calls for reform that improves immigration system, keeps communities safe and protects borders (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller today joined a bipartisan group of 31 state attorneys general in supporting comprehensive federal immigration reform. The attorneys general sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet...

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April 2, 2013

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller today warned Iowans, particularly older Iowans, that criminals posing as federal employees are seeking personal information under the guise of the Affordable Care Act. Several Iowans have complained to the Consumer Protection Division that callers who claim they are issuing new government medical...

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