State AGs Push for CFPA –
U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
Miller: Lorillard Tobacco Agrees
to Steps to Reduce Illegal Internet Cigarette Sales.
to People Student Ambassador" Program Agrees to Modify Representations
About How Students are "Selected" for International Travel.
Miller Sues MemberWorks, Inc.
Iowa Asks Court for Order to Ensure Full Tobacco Payments.
$48,000 Awarded to Cancer Organizations from Anti-Trust Case.
Court Okays Largest Consumer Restitution in Iowa
Time Inc. is Required to Reform its Magazine Sales
Temporary Injunction Issued Against
"See Clearly Method" Company -- Vision Improvement Technologies.
State Treasurer Sues to Obtain Iowans' Uncashed Rebate
Miller: Ameriquest Will Pay $325 Million and Reform its Lending Practices.
ConocoPhillips Agrees to Measures Designed to Prevent
Tobacco Sales to Minors.
Court Orders Seller of $2,000 Vacuum Cleaners to Clean
Up Its Act.
"Teledraft" Electronic Withdrawal Company Ordered Not to Assist Deceptive Telemarketing Schemes.
Miller: Enact "Car-Title Loan" Law.
Auto Receivables Trust Agrees to Better Loan Terms for
Dan Nelson Customers.
Miller: Beware of Wire Transfers to Scams.
States Allege Illegal Agreement Prevented Generic
Version of Oral Contraceptive.
Miller: Don't Buy Flood-Damaged Vehicles.
MCI WorldCom to Pay Iowa $2.7 Million in Tax Claims.
FSB Financial Agrees to Better Loan Terms for Dan
Miller Sues Door-To-Door Salesman: Suit alleges Clive company uses deceptive tactics to gain access to consumer households and fails to provide refunds under
the Iowa Door-to-Door Sales Act.
MetaBank Agrees with State to Provide Better Loan Terms to Dan Nelson Automotive Customers.
First PREMIER Bank Agrees to Deny Automatic
Withdrawal Services to Telemarketing Scams
AGs ask CardSystems Inc. to Explain Data Breach and
Iowa to Spend Microsoft Attorney Fee Funds on
Company that Claimed to Sell
"Winning" Lottery Numbers Must Make Consumer Refunds
State Sues Heather Manor Property Owners
Miller Urges Passage of "Car-Title Loan" Bill.
A.G. Urges Passage of "Car-Title Loan" Bill: Miller calls the extremely-high-interest loans "abusive and unconscionable.
More than One Million Iowa Phones Now on
"Do Not Call" Registry.
Tobacco Industry Pays $54 Million to Iowa Tobacco Settlement Authority.
Statement of Thomas J. Miller, Attorney General of Iowa: In Support of H.R. 1182, The "Prohibit Predatory Lending Act".
Statement of the Iowa Attorney General's Office: Commenting
on the Iowa Supreme Court decision in State of Iowa vs. Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc.
Blockbuster settles with states over allegations that "No Late Free"
program was misleading. Consumers may be eligible for refunds if they allege they were misled.
Purchasers of Antidepressant Drug "Remeron" May
File for Payments.
A.G. asks Court to Order List Broker to Respond to
Telemarketing Fraud Probe.
Miller: Order Free Credit Reports Starting March 1, Consumers are
entitled to one FREE report per year from each of the three national credit reporting agencies.
Inc." Agrees to Stop Processing Withdrawals for Telemarketing
Miller: States Launch SUV Safety Education
Program $27 million public education campaign is aimed at preventing deadly roll-overs.
Credits, Refunds for Iowans Billed for Adult Web Material They
Did Not Access or Agree to Buy.
States Settle with Company that Shared Students'
Information with Commercial Firms.
States Reach Agreement with State Farm Insurance
that Will Result in $40 Million to Consumers.
Attorney General Alleges Consumer Fraud by Dan
Nelson Automotive Group.
Attorney General to Fareway: Accept Bottles and Cans Unless There is an Approved
Alternative Redemption Center.
Settlement Reached in "Pickles" the Steer Dispute.
A.G. Sues "American Deputy Sheriffs' Assn.".
Iowa Teams With U.S. and Multi-National Officials in
"Operation Roaming Charge," a Campaign Against Telemarketing Fraud.
A.G. Investigates "Spectacular Estate Auction" Set for
Saturday in Sioux City -- then Company Cancels the Auction.
Suit: Electronic Withdrawal Company Assisted Deceptive Telemarketing
A.G. Impounds Mail Allegedly Part of Scams
Targeting the Elderly.
CDs Going to Iowa Libraries.
Iowa Receives More Tobacco Payments.
Grocery-Coupon "Business Opportunity" Scheme
Barred From Iowa..
Verizon, Cingular and Sprint PCS agree to coverage maps
and return policies that help consumers.
Sue Top Five U.S. Global-Warming Polluters.
Meat Seller Must Make Refunds.
Iowa Educators to Hone "Financial Literacy" Teaching
Skills at Workshop.
States Allege Inflated Lease Payoffs -- Ford Motor Credit and Dealers Make Payments.
Receive $116,000 in "Taxol" Cancer-Drug Antitrust Settlement.
Avoid Flood-Related Consumer Scams.
States Settle with Telecommunications Firm - New Access.
Iowa Court Orders California Alternative High School to Cease Iowa Operations.
Telemarketer Barred from Iowa -- and Must Make Full Refunds.
A.G. Sues Door-to-Door Meat Seller.
Alleged Nationwide Scheme Preying on the Elderly
Must Stay Out of Iowa - and Take Iowans Off Prospect Lists.
Miller: Medco to Change Deceptive and Unfair
Iowa asks Court to Shut Down "California Alternative High School".
Iowa Aims to Block Coal-Company Merger: Six
States argue that merger could result in higher prices for crucial Wyoming
coal -- and higher electricity rates for customers.
Online Tobacco Company Barred from Sales in Iowa.
Citgo Business Sued for Consumer Fraud.
Attorney General: Hired-Fundraiser Diverted Donations Meant for Charities.
113,000 Iowans About to Receive CD Payments
Totaling Almost $1.6 Million.
$1.5 Million On Its Way to Iowa Household
Iowa A.G. Seizes Mail, Thwarting Nationwide Predatory Telemarketing Scam.
State Sues Professional Fundraiser -- Xentel, Inc..
Miller: Major Tobacco Companies Agree to Eliminate
Advertising from School Editions of Weekly News Magazines.
Attorney General Investigating Sale of Questionable Bullet-Proof Vests.
A.G. Sues Door-to-Door Meat Seller.
Modeling Agency Ordered to Curtail Operations.
Ohio Company Selling "Miraculous" Heart Drops Pays $35,000 in Refunds to Iowans.
Miller: Wal-Mart to Up Efforts to Curb Tobacco Sales to Minors.
Attorney General Staffer Helping Lead Crisis Response
Team to Minnesota Community Where One High School Student Killed Another.
Bankruptcy Filing in Wolford Group Case.
Miller: Mail-Order Tobacco Seller Violates Consumer Fraud Act.
Miller: $52,000 to Time Inc. Sweepstakes Victims.
Urges Iowans to File Claims in Prescription Drug Overcharge Cases.
Court Appoints Receiver to Control Wolford Group Assets and Affair.
State Alleges Consumer Fraud by Wolford Group.
Miller: Household Home Loan Holders in Iowa to
Receive $1.49 Million in Refunds.
Miller Urges Iowans to File Claims in "Cardizem
CD" Prescription Drug Case.
New Law Creates List of Cigarettes that
May Be Legally Sold in Iowa.
Attorney General Obtains Judgment Against
General Obtains Judgment Against Home Improvement Contractor.
Cancer-Drug Refunds Available in "Taxol" Case.
Educators to Hone "Financial Literacy" Teaching Skills at
U.S. "Do Not Call" Registry Launched.
Miller: File for Refunds in "BuSpar" Rx Drug Case.
Deadline Extended to July 31 for Claims on Non-StarLink Corn.
Billings for Collect Telemarketing Calls.
Paint Manufacturers Agree to Steps to Protect Children
from Lead Paint Poisoning.
Miller: Change Iowa Law to Protect Iowans' Health.
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, Federal Trade Commission, and 27 Other State
Law Enforcers Target Internet Auction Fraud..
States and Bristol-Myers Reach "Taxol".
H&R Block to Reimburse Certain Customers.
Attorneys General Caution Automakers on SUV Advertising.
States and U.S. Settle with ADM on Air Pollution: Statement of the Iowa Attorney General's Office.
Gas Prices: Letter to the Federal Trade Commission from AGs of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Consumer Alert: File for CD Payments!
Issues Warning: Nigeria Counterfeit Check Scam.
Credit Card Company Agrees to Protect Consumers on
Ford Motor Co. Will Pay $51.5 Million in Nationwide Settlement
With Attorneys General.
BP Amoco Strengthens Policies to Prevent Tobacco Sales to
Miller: All Fifty States Join Settlement with
Will Not Appeal in Microsoft Case.
Sues Initiators of Alleged Illegal Pyramid Scheme.
Miller: Block Satellite TV Merger that Would Harm Rural Customers and Reduce Choice for all Iowans.
Attorney General Sues Cutty's Camping Club.
Miller Urges Iowans to Beware of Deceptive Solicitation
Disguised as a Bill from Qwest.
Miller: Iowa's Share of Household Settlement
Could Reach about $1.3 Million.
States Settle Case that Alleged Record Industry Thwarted Competition in Compact Disc Sales.
Warren County Man Ordered to Pay $332,000 for Selling Fraudulent Investments to Older Iowans.
Allege Antitrust Violations by Salton, Inc. on "George Foreman
ExxonMobil Taking Strong Action to Block Tobacco Sales to Children.
State Sues Bristol-Myers Squibb Alleging Antitrust.
Miller: Eli Lilly & Co. Agrees to Safeguards for Consumers' Personal Information.
Miller: Sweepstakes Victims Will Receive Almost $1 Million in Refunds.
Miller: Drug Company Paying $1.26 Million to 3,619
Iowans for Rx Drug Overcharges.
State and U.S. Cellular Settle Lawsuit.
Industry Paying $46 Million to Iowa Tobacco Settlement Authority
Provide Adequate Funding for Iowa's Tobacco Use Prevention
and Control Program.
Use Caution on "Free Trial Offers" by Telemarketers.
Sues Used Car Dealer for not Disclosing Prior Damage and Missing
Long Distance Companies Agree to Disclose Key Information
Courts Clear Way for Attorney General to Proceed on Consumer
Protection Lawsuit Against U.S. Cellular.
Walgreens Taking Strong Steps to Block Tobacco Sales to Children.
Give Iowans a Key Consumer Protection Tool; "Iowa consumers
should have a 'private right of action' like consumers in
every other state," Miller says.
of Attorney General Tom Miller on Qwest Policies for Sharing
Caution on "Warranty USA".
General Suggests How to Recover Funds Paid in "Gifting" Pyramids.
General's Office Issues Warning: Avoid Illegal Pyramid.
Buying Clubs Ordered to Pay to Settle Deception Charges.
Firestone to Make More Consumer Refunds and Pay Half Million
Case: Iowa Not Settling at this Time.
Put Allergy Notices on Food Labels.
Avoid Buying "Cipro" on Internet for Anthrax.
"Nigeria Letter Scam", Pitches are Hitting Heavily Again in
Propane Company to Pay Refunds: Level Propane Gases Inc. Also
Must Change Business Practices.
General's Opinion: Cities have authority to require home inspections
for homes sold on contract
General's Office Encourages Gasoline Refunds
General's Office Tells Gas Sellers to Avoid Exorbitant Prices
of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a leader of the 18-State
Microsoft Working Group of States, regarding plaintiffs not
seeking breakup in Microsoft antitrust case
Urges Iowans to File for $1 Million in Refunds in Prescription
Drug Antitrust Case
General Cautions: Avoid Campus Credit Card Debt Trap
of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller On European Commission
Microsoft Action Today
Obtains Judgments Against Fort Dodge Health Club Operators:
Defendants ordered to make refunds
by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller: On A Lawsuit to Block
the United Airlines - US Airways Merger
Tells Congressional Committee of Predatory Lending Problems
and Vows They Will Be A Main Priority Of His Office
Signs Supplemental Agreement to Mitigate Losses from StarLink
Corn; Miller says binding contract spells out how farmers
can be compensated who found StarLink "Cry9C" protein
of Tom Miller, Attorney General of Iowa, on on New Mexico
announcing it is settling with Microsoft July 12, 2001
of Tom Miller Attorney General of Iowa on Microsoft Announcing
"Flexibility to OEMs"
With State Will Freeze Electric Rates for Five Years and Provide
for New MidAmerican Energy Power Plants
of Attorney General Tom Miller on Merger Being Called Off
Between United Airlines and US Airways
Consumer Advocate Named by Attorney General Miller
Joins Antitrust Suit Alleging Prescription Drug Maker Illegally
Blocked Generic Version of Popular Blood Pressure Medication
of Tom Miller, Attorney General of Iowa, on the Microsoft
Appeals Court Decision of June 28, 2001
Iowa Settles With Publishers Clearing House - Sweepstakes
giant PCH must change practices and make consumer refunds
Brauch Named Winner of Marvin Award
from Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Connecticut Attorney
General Richard Blumenthal
of the Attorney General's Office: Charge is filed in the death
of Tanner Wilson
Lens Antitrust Lawsuit Settled - Lens Wearers Eligible for
Protect Farmers Threatened by Concentration in Agriculture
of the Attorney General's Office Regarding Wunschel Oil Co.
of Ida Grove
of Attorney General Tom Miller on Use of Money for Education
Purposes from the "Endowment for Iowa's Health"
Avoid Flood-Related Consumer Scams
Iowans Eligible for $1 Million in Refunds in Case Alleging
Monopoly Scheme by Giant Prescription Drug Maker
"Nigeria Letter Scam", Pitches are Hitting Heavily
Again in Iowa
General's Office Concludes Gas Price Investigation
Tobacco Prevention Program is Effective and Essential and
Should be Extended Without Cuts
Receives $35 Million from Tobacco Industry Today: Miller says
the total received now tops $125 million
Sues Fort Dodge Health Club Operators
General Cracks Down on Home Repair Fraud
Presents Testimony to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Airline
Home Repair Scams and Disputes
& Lomb to Pay $17.5 Million in Contact Lens Antitrust Case
of Scheme Targeting African Americans
Backs US DOT on Protecting Competition in Airline Industry
Proposes New Tobacco Laws: The measures focus on reducing
sales to and use by young Iowans.
Insurance Will Pay $87,500 to Buyers of "Salvage Title" Cars:
Auto insurance company acknowledges that damaged cars should
have been given a "salvage title" before being resold.
Receives $19 Million from Tobacco Industry on Friday: Miller
says the total received since late last year is $90 million.
Telemarketer Found Guilty of Felony Charges in Iowa Criminal
Moines Agencies Receive Antitrust Funds from Attorney General
Tom Miller for Toys and Educational Materials
Orders Wunschel Oil to Let DNR Clean Up Petroleum Contamination
Site in Ida Grove
Oil Overcharge Payments to Iowa Top $77 Million
Replace "NHTSA Advisory" Tires as well as Bridgestone/Firestone
Change Iowa Law to Increase Anti-Trust Recoveries
of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller: The U.S. Supreme Court
today declined to hear the Microsoft case on direct appeal
from the Federal District Court
says US Bank Agrees to Protect Customer Privacy
Wins Round One vs. U.S. Cellular
Asks Congress for Power to Enforce Consumer Protection Laws
9-01-00 State Files
Environmental Lawsuits Naming Wunschel Oil Company in Ida
General Issues Tips for Owners of Tires Recalled by Bridgestone/Firestone
General's Office Issues Warning: Avoid Illegal Pyramid
General Cautions: Avoid Campus Credit Card Trap!
Backs Surgeon General's Plan to Reduce U.S. Smoking Rate by
Half by 2010.
8-08-00 States Sue Record
Industry for Thwarting Competition in Sales of Compact Discs
7-28-00 Statement of
the Iowa Attorney General's Office: Update on Gas-Price Investigations
7-20-00 Miller: Protect
Privacy of Toysmart.com Customers --Especially Kids
7-12-00 Iowa to be Paid
in Case Alleging Monopoly Scheme by Giant Prescription Drug
of Attorney General Tom Miller: Attorney General Investigating
Gas Price Increases.
to be Classified as First "Habitual Violator"
of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Regarding Judge Jackson's
Decision in the Microsoft Antitrust Case
by the Microsoft Working Group on the reply by the States
and US Justice to Microsoft's Proposed Remedies
Family Publishers to Change Sweepstakes Tactics
of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Microsoft's Proposed
of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Microsoft Remedies
Proposed by the States and the U.S. Department of Justice
4-25-00 "Tuff Customer"
Project Helps Teens
4-17-00 Iowa Receives
$31 Million from Tobacco Industry Today
4-11-00 Iowa Sues
United States Cellular
by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Microsoft Conclusions
3-16-00 Miller Warns
Car Buyers: Beware of North Carolina Flood-Damaged Cars
3-06-00 Miller: Iowa
Receiving Share of $34 Million Settlement with Shoe Maker
Telephone "Slammer" Ordered to Pay Refunds
General Takes Action on Online Auction Complaints
2-11-00 Miller: Iowa
Lags in Reducing Tobacco Use
Orders "Special Master" in Smithfield/Murphy/Stoecker Case
Alleges "Sham" Transactions in Smithfield/Murphy Acquisition
2-02-00 State of
Iowa Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Iowa's ATM Law
1-26-00 Miller Asks
Court to Order Publishers Clearing House to Cooperate with
Investigation or Stop Operation in Iowa
Blocks Smithfield Foods Acquisition of Iowa Assets of Murphy
1-24-00 Miller Sues
Smithfield Foods to Block Acquisition of Murphy Farms in Iowa
1-11-00 Consumer Protection
Division Sues Bettendorf Marketers of "Breast-enlargement"
1-07-00 A Tobacco-Prevention
Plan for Iowa's Kids, Iowa's Health, and Iowa's Future
12-30-99 Warning: "Y2K
readiness survey that asks for fax-reply to 900-number
12-03-99 Attorneys General
Call for Action Against "Bidi" Cigarettes
11-23-99 Tobacco Settlement
One Year Old Today
11-16-99 States Blow
Whistle on MCI Billing Practice
11-12-99 Miller: Green
Light for Tobacco Payments to States
11-09-99 Miller Announces
Timely Tips for Charitable Giving
10-22-99 Altoona Waste
9-30-99 Attorney General
Tom Miller announced today that Mazda Motor of America Inc.
has agreed to change its national ads for auto lease vehicles
and to pay $50,000 to Iowa as part of the settlement.
9-23-99 10,000 New Kids
Smoking in Iowa
9-22-99 Miller Welcomes
U.S. Tobacco Lawsuit
9-10-99 "A Thousand
9-01-99 Miller Questions
Publishers Clearing House Class Action Settlement
8-12-99 31 N.W. Iowa
School Districts Receiving $141,480 as a Result of Alleged
Price-Fixing in School Milk Sales
6-30-99 Iowa to Receive
$76 million in tobacco payments no later than one year from
today. Miller: Use tobacco funds to prevent youth addiction
and improve health of Iowans.
5-25-99 Toys 'R' Us
Will Pay over $40 Million in Cash and Toys to Settle States'
5-24-99 Iowa to receive
$234 Million "Bonus" for its Work on Tobacco Lawsuit
4-29-99 Georgia Telemarketer
3-16-99 Miller Sues
Company That Sells Medical Discount Cards
3-10-99 Lipo Slim Briefs:
"Not Available in Iowa."
3-03-99 Miller Files
Long Distance "Slamming" Suit
2-25-99 Miller Warns
Marshalltown Area About "Nigeria Letter Scam"
2-12-99 Miller Files Suit
Against Alleged "Toner Pirate"
2-05-99 Miller in Rochester
NY for Airline Competition
2-04-99 Criminal Telemarketing
2-03-99 Miller Hails
Decision in Northwest Airlines Case
National Consumer Protection
Week Focuses on Credit Issues