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March 18, 2019

25 states oppose proposals backtracking on borrower protections

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to take immediate action to protect consumers from abuses in payday lending, vehicle title lending, and other types of high-cost exploitative consumer lending. Iowa is part of a coalition of 25 states filing comments with the bureau.

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March 15, 2019

Lawsuit alleges that sham rescue groups ship dogs out of state to circumvent puppy mill laws

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller filed a lawsuit Monday to shut down an alleged puppy-laundering ring, including dissolving two “pet rescue” non-profits accused of exporting designer dogs from Iowa to pet shops in other states.

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March 12, 2019

AGs' agreement with Dunkin’, Arby’s, Five Guys, and Little Caesars will drop provisions that harm workers

DES MOINES — Four national fast food franchisors will cease using “no-poach” agreements in a multistate settlement with a coalition of 14 attorneys general, including Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller. The agreements restrict the right of fast-food workers to move from one franchise to another within the same restaurant chain. 

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March 5, 2019

TRACED Act would require providers to adopt technology to stop calls

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller urges the U.S. Senate to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing.

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