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December 27, 2020

AG's office works with Secretary of State, Iowa Insurance Division on cases

DES MOINES — Iowans should beware of mailers that appear to be from government agencies. The letters and postcards may be from marketers soliciting seniors,  business owners or others.  

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December 23, 2020

Miller, 26 AGs resolve investigation into Sabre

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller and 26 other attorneys general have entered into a settlement with Sabre Corp. that resolves an investigation into the 2017 data breach of its hotel booking system. The breach exposed the data of approximately 1.3 million credit cards.

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December 17, 2020

Bipartisan coalition of 38 AGs allege Google’s actions harm innovation and consumer choice and privacy  

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is leading a bipartisan coalition of 38 attorneys general in suing Google LLC for anticompetitive conduct in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act.

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December 10, 2020

'I cannot support a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate the votes of millions of Americans'

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller’s statement on Texas v. Pennsylvania:

"We have been hearing from many constituents expressing support for, as well as against, the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit challenging the presidential election results in four states. Your voices have been heard, loudly and clearly. Your opinions matter to us. As always, we must let the law guide us in making decisions.

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December 9, 2020

Social networking giant thwarted competition, reduced consumer privacy, lawsuit alleges

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is helping lead a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general in suing Facebook Inc., alleging that the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly power.

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December 9, 2020

Scams spread as online shopping increases

Scammers see an opportunity as more people shop online, particularly during the pandemic. The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is urging consumers to be vigilant if they receive unsolicited calls or emails referring to purchases, deliveries, gift cards, or other issues involving Amazon or other retailers. 

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December 7, 2020

51 AGs, other agencies settle allegations of past violations affecting thousands of ‘Mr. Cooper’ customers

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller has joined with 50 other attorneys general and other federal and state agencies to reach an $86.3 million settlement with Nationstar Mortgage.  Nationstar is the country’s fourth-largest mortgage servicer.

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November 30, 2020

Group of 49 AGs cite impact of pandemic

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is leading a bipartisan coalition of 49 attorneys general urging Congress to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021. 

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November 24, 2020

Retailer will implement practices to strengthen security

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and 46 other attorneys general have obtained a $17.5 million settlement against the Home Depot, resolving a multistate investigation of a 2014 data breach that exposed the payment card information of approximately 40 million consumers nationwide.

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November 18, 2020

Apple concealed battery problems from users, lawsuit alleges 

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller, along with a coalition of more than 30 other attorneys general, announced a $113 million settlement with Apple, Inc. regarding its 2016 decision to throttle consumers’ iPhone speeds to address unexpected shutdowns in some iPhones.

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