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December 8, 2021

Miller will spend his term focusing on consumer protection issues 

WASHINGTON D.C. - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during its Capital Forum, Dec. 6-8. Attorney General Miller has selected “Consumer Protection 2.0: Tech Threats and Tools” as his presidential initiative.

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December 7, 2021

Company claimed its Test-Treat-Track process provided long-lasting protection from coronavirus  

DES MOINES - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has reached a settlement with a Des Moines-based commercial custodial and janitorial company, resolving allegations it violated the Consumer Fraud Act by falsely advertising that its antimicrobial cleaning process provided long-lasting protection against transmission of the coronavirus on surfaces.   

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November 30, 2021

Six-year effort leads to criminal charges, improved processes, and increased training and tracking   

DES MOINES – The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has wrapped up a six-year effort to address untested sexual assault evidence kits throughout the state. The project has resulted in 1,606 kits tested, four criminal charges to date, and several improvements in the way kits are processed to benefit victims.  

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November 18, 2021

Attorneys General concerned for safety and well-being of children; examining potential violations of Consumer Protection laws 

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller today joined a nationwide investigation into Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, for providing and promoting Instagram to children and young adults despite knowing that such use is associated with physical and mental health harms.  

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November 15, 2021

The inaugural ceremony recognized individuals who acted to stop fraud and abuse  

DES MOINES – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller honored five Iowans for their efforts to stop the abuse and fraud of their fellow community members during the office’s inaugural Consumer Protection Hero recognition ceremony today in the Iowa Capitol Rotunda.  

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November 9, 2021

The order resolves lawsuit stemming from renovation project at Cedar Rapids Washington High School  

DES MOINES - A Linn County judge has approved Attorney General Tom Miller’s request for a civil penalty and injunction against Abatement Specialties to resolve a 2019 lawsuit related to asbestos-removal violations during the renovations of Cedar Rapids Washington High School in 2014 and 2015.  

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November 3, 2021

'A terrific person and a terrific example of what a public figure should be.' 

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller issued the following statement about former Iowa Congressman Neal Smith, who died Wednesday:  

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October 25, 2021

'An incredible person, great friend, and amazing attorney general'

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller issued the following statement about former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, who died Saturday: 

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October 25, 2021

The 17 deaths so far in 2021 bring total domestic violence deaths in Iowa to 358 since 1995 

Seventeen people lost their lives as a result of domestic violence in the first nine months of 2021. Eleven women, four men and two bystanders were killed as a result of these domestic violence cases.  

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October 13, 2021

Program aims to increase available opioid treatment through training of healthcare professionals

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has signed an agreement with University of Iowa Health Care to develop a comprehensive, statewide opioid treatment program using $3.8 million in settlement funds.  

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