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July 22, 2019

Agreement includes up to $425 million in consumer restitution 

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller announced that a coalition of 50 attorneys general has reached a proposed settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach. The investigation found that Equifax’s failure to maintain a reasonable security system enabled hackers to penetrate its systems, exposing the data of 56 percent of American adults — the largest-ever breach of consumer data.

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July 18, 2019

Company could face penalty of $10,000 per day, per violation

DES MOINES — The State of Iowa has sued a Cedar Rapids company for asbestos-removal violations during renovations of Cedar Rapids Washington High School in 2014 and 2015.

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July 11, 2019

Premera failed to fix known security problems that exposed personal information to a hacker

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller and 29 other attorneys general filed a settlement Thursday that requires Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, to pay $10 million total over its failure to secure sensitive consumer data. 

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July 2, 2019

Mailers promised ‘guaranteed income’ through cash and gold

DES MOINES — A Florida man accused of operating a “pure pyramid scheme” and taking more than $51,000 from older Iowans must make refunds to the victims and stop his solicitations under a settlement with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.

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June 14, 2019

44 AGs join settlement over for-profit school’s lending

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller has secured an agreement to obtain $1,358,754.40 in debt relief for 143 former ITT Tech students in Iowa as part of a 44-state settlement. Nationally, the settlement will result in debt relief of more than $168 million for 18,664 former ITT students.   

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June 10, 2019

Safe Home sends notices to about 200 consumers in Quad Cities, elsewhere

DES MOINES — About 200 Iowans who purchased security systems are eligible for refunds and cancellations as part of an agreement between the Iowa Attorney General and Safe Home Security.

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June 3, 2019

‘A credible third-party review is warranted,’ Miller says

DES MOINES — The Iowa Attorney General's Office has sent letters to the dioceses of Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque and Sioux City, requesting information on records of clergy sexual abuse.

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May 23, 2019

Bipartisan coalition supports relief for vets suffering service-related total and permanent disability  

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller today joined a group of 51 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Department of Education to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service. The bipartisan coalition issued its letter as the country prepares to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day. 

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May 21, 2019

'This is a good-faith agreement' 

Today I have entered into a compromise agreement with Gov. Kim Reynolds concerning lawsuits filed by my office. I do so for the following reasons.

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May 16, 2019

Marketing of OxyContin was deceptive and pervasive, lawsuit alleges

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller joined four other states Thursday in suing Purdue Pharma and its former president and board chairman, Richard Sackler, alleging that the drug company engaged in unfair, deceptive and unlawful practices in the marketing of OxyContin, helping fuel the nation’s opioid crisis.

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