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September 30, 2013

Company violated asbestos laws in Williamsburg truck stop demolition (MARENGO, Iowa) An Iowa County District Court judge today assessed an $80,000 civil penalty against a West Des Moines company and its owner for violating state environmental laws in the demolition of a Williamsburg truck stop. Iowa District Court Judge Paul...

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September 26, 2013

Suit alleges illegal waste deposits & environmental safeguards, no DNR construction permits for two dumping cells (ORANGE CITY, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller today filed a lawsuit against the Northwest Iowa Area Solid Waste Agency (NIASWA) in Sioux County, Iowa, alleging the agency illegally deposited waste into its landfill near...

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September 24, 2013

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller today urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, and restrict their ingredients and advertising. In a bipartisan letter signed by 36 state attorneys general and attorneys general in three U.S. territories, Miller urged...

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September 17, 2013

(DES MOINES, Iowa) An unsolicited email purportedly sent by Attorney General Tom Miller notifying recipients that they received a MasterCard with a $980,000 credit due to a Nigerian lottery or inheritance is a scam. Recipients have contacted the Consumer Protection Division about emails they received from departmentIowa@usa.com, titled “ATM MASTERCARD...

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September 13, 2013

Judge issues temporary injunction in one case, and a separate injunction request is pending, against misleading sales pitches after Miller files consumer fraud lawsuits against telemarketing operations (DES MOINES, Iowa) A Polk County judge has temporarily barred a Phoenix-based telemarketing company and its owners from using misleading sales pitches that...

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September 13, 2013

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller released the following statement regarding the death of Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting, who was killed early today in the line of duty: “I extend my heartfelt condolences to Officer Bunting’s family, his law enforcement family, and his friends. Iowans are grateful...

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September 11, 2013

Miller fought big tobacco companies' attempts to reduce Iowa's payments under 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (DES MOINES, Iowa) An arbitration panel today ruled unanimously that the State of Iowa “diligently enforced“ state laws against tobacco companies that did not sign the $206 billion, 25-year Master Settlement Agreement in 1998 between...

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September 6, 2013

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A California-based online company that operates a sports activities and fitness website, and sells memberships for merchandise and services discounts, has agreed to pay refunds to Iowans and change its marketing practices, under an agreement with Attorney General Tom Miller. The Active Network, Inc. of San Diego,...

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