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October 26, 2020

'We will take seriously any allegations of election interference'

The National Association of Attorneys General released the following statement today on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of 36 attorneys general, including Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller: 

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October 22, 2020

Consumers in 13 states lost thousands in ‘scam run out of some cheap motel room,’ judge rules  

DES MOINES —  A Scott County judge has ordered a Quad Cities-based telemarketing operation to pay a judgment of more than $820,000 for defrauding small business owners in at least 13 states.

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October 22, 2020

AG’s office rolls out software across the state

DES MOINES — Iowa sexual assault survivors can now track the status of their evidence kits with a new statewide reporting system.

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October 20, 2020

 'This is a historic time for both federal and state antitrust authorities'

Attorneys General from the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Tennessee, New York, North Carolina, and Utah released the following statement regarding today’s antitrust filing by U.S. Department of Justice and the multistate investigation into Google

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October 8, 2020

CHS/Community Health Systems agrees to improve security practices

DES MOINES Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined 27 other attorneys general to obtain a $5 million judgment against Tennessee-based CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc., and its subsidiary, CHSPSC LLC.  This judgment resolves an investigation of a data breach that affected approximately 6.1 million patients, including 7,002 Iowans.

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September 30, 2020

Cyber attack in 2014 accessed information of 78.8 million Americans

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller has joined 43 other AGs in a $39.5 million settlement with Anthem stemming from the massive 2014 data breach that involved the personal information of 78.8 million Americans.

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September 29, 2020

‘Operation Corrupt Collector’ targets illegal scare tactics

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, along with the Federal Trade Commission and more than 50 federal and state law enforcement partners, announced a nationwide law enforcement and outreach initiative today to protect consumers from phantom debt collection and abusive and threatening debt collection practices.

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September 24, 2020

C.R. Bard failed to disclose risks to women  

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller announced a settlement by 48 states and the District of Columbia with C.R. Bard, Inc. and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Co. requiring payment of $60 million for the deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

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September 15, 2020

Iowa leads agreement that includes CFPB, 48 AGs 

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller has secured an agreement to obtain $1.3 million in debt relief for former ITT Tech students in Iowa as part of a settlement with 48 attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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September 9, 2020

New web platform provides guidance and savings

DES MOINES ― Attorney General Tom Miller announced a partnership today with social enterprise Summer to assist Iowa’s student loan borrowers in securing relief in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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