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May 12, 2019

Lawsuit alleges conspiracy to fix prices for more than 100 drugs

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller joined 43 attorneys general in announcing a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and unreasonably restrain trade for more than 100 different generic drugs.

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May 9, 2019

Illegal excavations damaged utility lines

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller has filed five lawsuits in Dickinson, Woodbury, Story, Muscatine and Benton counties alleging contractors conducted illegal excavations that damaged underground utility lines in violation of the “Iowa One Call” law

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May 6, 2019

‘New rules cannot come soon enough,’ letter says

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller joined a coalition of 42 attorneys general calling on the Federal Communications Commission to take further action to stop the growing proliferation of illegal robocalls and spoofing.

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April 25, 2019

State alleges Cedar Falls center violated limits on four pollutants for 12-13 years

Des Moines — Deere & Co. has agreed to pay $1 million for violating air quality standards over a 12- to- 13-year period at its diesel-engine testing center in Cedar Falls.

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April 24, 2019

'The Department of Education has actively dismantled federal regulation of for-profit colleges'

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller, along with 19 other state attorneys general, today submitted a statement for consideration during a joint field hearing of the U.S. House Education and Labor and Veterans Affairs Committees scheduled for this afternoon at 12:30 p.m. CST in El Cajon, California.   

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April 19, 2019

State has received more than $1.25 billion through agreement

DES MOINES – Tobacco companies involved in the 1998 landmark settlement have transferred about $49.5 million  to the state treasury for this year's payment.

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April 3, 2019

‘Fat burning’ ads were deceptive, attorney general alleges

DES MOINES — Iowans who purchased a deceptive weight-loss plan can receive refunds after Attorney General Tom Miller reached agreements with two chiropractors.

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April 2, 2019

 

Des Moines — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen are joining AARP Iowa for a statewide telephone town hall on April 10 at 10 a.m. that will focus on protecting Iowans' savings from scammers and fraudulent investment schemes.  Iowans are encouraged to participate in the telephone town hall and ask questions.

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April 1, 2019

Stacyville man can avoid part of sentence by beginning to clean up thousands of tires

A Mitchell County judge has sentenced a Stacyville man to 120 days in jail for repeatedly ignoring orders to clean up thousands of tires on his property and pay a fine.

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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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