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January 17, 2019

AG’s office proposes bills to address home improvement complaints and other problems

DES MOINES -- Consumer complaints to the Iowa Attorney General’s Office increased 18 percent in 2018 over the previous year, led by complaints related to vehicles, home improvement projects and imposter scams

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January 10, 2019

Iowa consumers could receive restitution of about $3.2 million

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller announced that Iowa has negotiated settlements that, when finalized, will provide an estimated $3.2 million for Iowa consumers who purchased or leased Fiat Chrysler vehicles allegedly containing illegal defeat devices.

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January 8, 2019

About 370,000 cards affected in 2013 hack

DES MOINES -- The Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement several policies to resolve an investigation with 43 states and the District of Columbia into the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores in the United States, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Tuesday.

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January 3, 2019

Settlement will bring $493.7 million in debt relief for CEC students

DES MOINES — For-profit education company Career Education Corp. (CEC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgo collecting about $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationally, in a settlement with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and 48 other attorneys general.

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