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News Releases and Statements

December 2010


12-29-10 "People to People Student Ambassador" Program Changes Marketing
12-27-10 Attorney General Sues Latimer Salvage Yard Over Alleged Environmental Violations
12-27-10 Attorney General Seeks Compliance, Penalty from Calhoun County Swine Producer
12-20-10 U.S. Attorney Klinefeldt and Iowa Attorney General Miller Announce Federal-State Partnership to Combat Mortgage Fraud in the Southern District of Iowa
12-15-10 Miller Settles with DIRECTV
12-09-10 Judge Penalizes Pottawattamie County Company in Environmental Case
12-08-10 Attorney General Alleges Unfair and Deceptive Practices by Fundraisers, Group Agrees to Changes
12-03-10 Miller Seeks Subpoena Enforcement Against Clinton County Used Car Seller
12-01-10 Judge Orders Minnesota Contractor to Change Business Practices, Follow State Consumer Laws

November 2010
11-24-10 Miller Sues Trilegiant Buying Club, Alleges Iowans Unwittingly Enrolled, Charged for “Memberships”.
11-17-10
FDA's Response to AG Miller’s Request to Target Alcoholic Energy Drinks.

11-16-10 AG Miller’s testimony before banking committee on 11/16/2010.
11-16-10
Four Lawsuits Allege “One Call” Violations
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11-8-10 Former U.S. Fidelis Owners Barred from Telemarketing or Selling Auto Service Contracts in Iowa, Ten Other States

October 2010
10-28-10 Ferrellgas Agrees to Change Marketing, Pricing Practices in Iowa
10-27-10
Miller Lawsuit Results in Halt of Buying Club Operation’s Deceptive Practices Nationwide, Company Confirms

10-26-10 Satellite TV Seller Agrees to Change Practices
10-13-10 Miller Leads 50 State Mortgage Foreclosure Group
10-13-10 AG Lawsuit Alleges Sergeant Bluff Company Illegally Dumped Nebraska Bridge Project Waste
10-8-10
Bank of America Responds to Miller’s Request

10-7-10
Miller Requests Mortgage Companies to Halt Iowa Foreclosures
10-4-10
Miller Effort Results in Major Credit Card Settlement, Lawsuit to Benefit Both Companies and Consumers


September
2010


9-27-10 Deputy Attorney General Thomas H. Miller Named Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers
9-24-10
Miller Launches Ally/GMAC Foreclosure Probe

9-23-10
Miller Urges VeraSun Corn Suppliers to Withhold Response and Payment, Due to Late Developments

9-22-10 Miller Pleased with Federal Plea Stemming from Iowa AG’s Action Against Predatory Auto Dealer
9-21-10 Miller Urges Backpage.com to Remove “Adult Services Ads”
9-16-10 Charges Filed in Humboldt County Missing Public Money Case
9-13-10 Professional Fundraiser Agrees to Conditions for Future Fundraising
9-9-10
Magazine Seller Agrees to Refunds, Relinquish Iowa Marketing, and Refrain from Future Violations

9-8-10 Attorney General Settles with Former Payment Processing Company President
9-8-10
Miller Offers Help for Iowans as State Foreclosure Rate Hits Record

9-1-10
Miller: “Grandparent Scam” Again Targets Older Iowans
August 2010

8-24-10
Miller Calls on Craigslist to Pull "Adult Services" Ads
8-23-10
Maple Grove Farms Fined Following Attorney General Environmental Lawsuit
8-23-10
Judge Fines Creston Bean Processor

8-18-10 Buying Club Agrees to Comply with Iowa Laws, $225,000 Payment to State
8-16-10 With Floods Come Flood Scams
8-13-10 Miller: Michigan Fundraiser Violates Consumer Fraud Act
8-6-10
Truck Stop Ordered to Upgrade Wastewater Treatment, Pay PenaltyJuly 2010
7-29-10
Attorney General Renews Call for Charitable Solicitations Act
7-29-10 Miller Forces Indiana Professional Fundraiser to Stop Calling Iowans
7-29-10 Attorney General Seeks Court Enforcement Against Wisconsin Fundraiser
7-29-10 Attorney General Shuts Down Professional Iowa Fundraiser
7-22-10 Iowa Joins States Defending New Global Warming Pollution Limits
7-21-10 Miller: New Financial Reform Law ‘A Great Day’
7-15-10 Miller Applauds Passage of Financial Reform Bill
7-14-10 Company Settles Federal-State Environmental Case
7-13-10 Miller Urges Senate to Pass Financial Reform Bill
7-9-10 Decree Resolves Record Storage Tank Enforcement
7-7-10 Consumer Advocate Seeks $1.8 Million Cut in Interstate Power Electric rates -- Instead of $162 Million Increase Sought by the Utility
7-6-10 Final Claim Approval Ends TouchPlay Litigation, Settlements

June 2010

6-30-10 Disaster Declarations Prompt Price-Gouging Rule
6-24-10 Computer Chip Makers to Pay $173 Million to Resolve Antitrust Allegations by 33 States
6-23-10 Jennifer Easler Named Acting Consumer Advocate
6-17-10 “Operation Stolen Dreams”
6-10-10 New Criminal Charges Filed in Iowa Film Office Case
6-10-10 Miller: Parents are Key to Preventing Internet Crimes Against Children
6-8-10 Iowa A.G.: Beware of Medicare Scams
6-7-10 Statement of the Attorney General’s Office: The jury reached a verdict early Monday afternoon, June 7, to acquit former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin.

May 2010
5-21-10 Formal Charges Filed Relating to Malcolm Price Lab School in Cedar Falls

5-17-10 Statement of Attorney General's Office on impact in Iowa of U.S. Sup. Court decision in Graham v. Florida

5-17-10 A.G. Lawsuit: Water Pollution Violations by Lee County Swine-Feeding Operation

5-12-10 Court Orders Monroe Branstad to Pay $17,000 Penalty for Environmental Violations

5-10-10 Statement: Tom Miller Miller Hails Nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court

5-5-10 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller Concerning Fort Dodge Campaign Contributions Matter

April 2010

4-30-10 New Law to Protect Consumers Whose Cars are “Held Hostage” by Repair Shops
4-29-10 A.G. Alleges Fraud by Auto “Warranty” Company called U.S. Fidelis
4-20-10 Charges filed vs. Bobby Beckman
4-12-10 Lincolnway Energy Ordered to Pay $176,750 Penalty for Environmental Violations
4-7-10
Criminal complaints filed re Price Lab School in Cedar Falls
4-7-10
Valero agrees to prevent tobacco sales to kids
4-1-10 Statement of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office regarding Court Decision Upholding Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act


March 2010
03-23-10 Court: Vertrue Violated Iowa Consumer Fraud Laws in “Sales” to 497,000 Iowans.
03-22-10 Miller Hails Signing of Domestic Violence Act.
03-19-10 Judge Dissolves “United Youth Careers” .
03-18-10 Miller: Fund Iowa Mortgage Help Hotline.
03-10-10 Comment from Attorney General Tom Miller, upon Passage of SF2357 (by a vote of 73-25).
03-09-10 States and FTC Challenge Identity Theft Ads and Sales Tactics used by “LifeLock, Inc.”
03-01-10 State AGs Push for a Strong federal Consumer Financial Protection Agency


February 2010
02-26-10 Toyota Assures States that it will Accommodate Customers Nationwide who are Subject to Recalls
02-26-10 Miller Urges House: Prohibit Domestic Abusers from Possessing Guns
02-16-10 Court Orders $1,000,000 Penalty for Air Pollution Violations by Roquette America Inc. at Keokuk Plant
02-12-10 State Treasurer and Attorney General Settle with Sprint over Iowans’ Uncashed Rebate Checks
02-08-10 Criminal Charges Filed In Iowa Film Office Case
02-03-10 State Files Lawsuits to Enforce Manure Management Plan Requirements
02-03-10
Moellers Pays $60,000 Civil Penalty for Manure Releases and Water Pollution


January 2010
01-25-10 Ticketmaster Merger OK’d – But With Conditions to Bolster Competition in Ticket Business
01-23-10 Davenport Cement Plant to Spend $3 Million to Reduce Air Pollution
01-22-10 Price-Gouging Rule in Effect in Storm-Damaged Counties
01-20-10
States: Six of Ten Delinquent Borrowers Are Not Involved in Loss-Mitigation Efforts


December 2009
12-11-09
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Hails House Passage of Financial Regulatory Overhaul
12-4-09 Funding Available for Victim-Service Agencies


November 2009 11-23-09 Statement of the Attorney General’s Office on the Iowa Film Program
11-13-09
Iowa Recovers $4.3 Million from Rx Drug Makers for Overcharges to Medicaid Program

11-4-09 AGs:  Don’t limit States’ authority to protect consumer

October 2009

10-13-09 Vilsack and Miller Call for Strong State Role in Proposed Consumer Legislation
10-5-09
Comment of the Attorney General’s Office Regarding Iowa Film Office tax credit program



September 2009
9-25-09 Excavators Pay Penalties for “One Call” Violations:
Courts order excavators in Boone, Hancock, Warren and Grundy Counties to pay penalties for violating the One Call law.

9-24-09
Comment of the Attorney General’s Office Regarding Iowa Film Office tax credit program
9-22-09
Drug Company Payments Fund Prescription Drug Program for Lower-Income Iowans
9-11-09
State Reaches Hog Production Agreement with Tyson
9-10-09 Miller: “Mortgage Help Hotline” Helps Stabilize Foreclosure Rate in Iowa
9-2-09
States Settle with Pfizer over Marketing of Antipsychotic Drug “Geodon”
9-2-09
Statement of the Attorney General’s Office regarding Court of Appeals decision Sept. 2 in State of Iowa vs. Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez


August 2009
8-27-09
Court Orders $220,000 Environmental Penalty Against Matrix Metals of Keokuk
8-18-09 State AGs Push for CFPA – U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Agency
8-13-09 Eldora / Hardin County: storm-victim information


July 2009
7-30-09
CIS Internet Service information
7-23-09 Countrywide Financial info re payments to borrowers
7-16-09 DISH Network Agrees to Resolve Consumer Complaints and Avoid Unfair Practices.
7-15-09 A.G. Shuts down “Foreclosure Rescue” Company.
7-15-09 Drug Companies Pay for Delaying Release of Negative Results of Cholesterol Drug Study.
7-10-09 Mark D. Becker Prosecution.
7-1-09 Consumer “Private Right of Action”: What Consumers Need to Know.


June 2009
6-24-09 Iowa Joins Multi-State Settlement with the TJX Companies, Inc., Over Massive Data Breach.
6-3-09 The New Chrysler Group LLC Will Honor “Lemon Law” Obligations.
6-2-09 Attorney General Sues Mitchell County Landowner for Open Dumping and Burning.


May 2009
5-26-09 Miller Hails “Private Right of Action” Consumer Law.
5-26-09 Attorney General Tom Miller: Sotomayor is Outstanding Choice for Supreme Court.
5-21-09 Attorney General Tom Miller Statement Regarding Gov. Culver Signing Sex Offender Legislation.
5-20-09 Attorney General Alleges Consumer Fraud by Professional Fundraiser.
5-14-09 One-Year Deadline for Legal Action Could Apply if Insurance Disputes Resulted from Parkersburg Area Tornado Damage.
5-8-09 “Get-Rich-Quick” Scheme Banned from Iowa.
5-5-09 Equitable L.P. Ordered to Pay $500,000 for Asbestos Violations at Equitable Building.
5-5-09 Three More Bar Licenses Challenged for Smokefree Air Act Violations.


April 2009
4-15-09 Judge Bars Muscatine Company & Owners from Owning “Business Opportunities” Companies
4-15-09
ALJ: Revoke, Suspend Liquor Licenses for Violations of Smokefree Air Act.
4-13-09 Three More Bar Licenses Challenged for Smokefree Air Act Violations.
4-8-09 Liquor Licenses Revoked, Suspended for Violations of Smokefree Air Act.
4-6-09 Beware of “Foreclosure Rescue Scams”.
4-3-09 Iowa Attorney General’s Office Statement on Iowa Supreme Court Ruling that Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional.
4-1-09 A.G. Tom Miller:   Bars Risk Liquor Licenses.


March 2009
3-31-09 Notice: Federal Recovery Act Funds Available to Iowa Agencies that Provide Crime Victim Assistance.
3-24-09 Clinton Will Construct Wastewater Treatment Facility to Remedy Water Pollution Violations Alleged by State of Iowa.
3-11-09 AG Miller Has Successful Surgery.
3-9-09 Attorney General: Sioux Pharm, Inc., Violated Environmental Laws.
February 2009
2-24-09 Hotline marks one-year anniversary. Attorney General encourages more Iowans to call.
2-24-09 Statement of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office February 24, 2009: former Scott County Judge Kyle Williamson pleads guilty.
2-19-09 Jury finds Iowa Dept. for the Blind’s Guide Dog Policy Does Not Discriminate.
2-18-09 Miller Comment on U.S. Foreclosure Prevention Program.
2-13-09 Text Message "Phishing" Scam Hitting Iowa Again.
2-5-09 States Urge new EPA Administrator to Act on Greenhouse Gases.
2-2-09 States Urge OCC and OTS to Push for Affordable Mortgage Modifications.
January 2009
1-15-09 Attorney General Proposes Criminal Law Changes to Protect Vulnerable Iowans.
1-12-09 Dell Computers Making Refunds to Consumers.
1-7-09 Attorney General and Crime Victim Advocates ask Lawmakers to Maintain Current Levels of Crime-Victim Funding.
December 2008
12-30-08 Ensuring Open Government.
12-29-08 Excavator pays “One Call” penalty.
12-24-08 Beware of “Grandparent Scam”.
12-22-08 First Iowan Sentenced for “Human Trafficking”.
12-18-08 Pronto Market Pays $15,000 Penalty.
12-18-08 MillerCoors to Discontinue “Sparks” and All “Alcoholic Energy Drinks”.
12-15-08 Mattel Pays $12 Million to States in Settlement Concerning Lead Paint in Toys.
12-12-08 Miller: $100,000 in Grants Available to Enhance Swine Industry.
12-4-08 “Iowa Mortgage Help” Receives Additional $766,925 to Support Outstanding Progress.
12-2-08 Florida Telemarketer Pays Full Restitution to 227 Iowans.
November 2008
11-29-08 Federal Court Reverses National Indian Gaming Commission on Ponca Tribe Parcel in Carter Lake.
11-26-08 A.G. Warns College Students: Beware of Counterfeit-Check “Grant Scam”.
11-21-08 Miller Urges FTC to Strengthen “Used Car Rule”.
11-20-08 Miller: Cigarette Consumption at Lowest Level Since Before 1950.
11-19-08 Miller: Iowans Receiving Refunds from Businesses that Deceived Older Iowans.
11-14-08 Professional Fundraiser Company Ordered Not to Make Deceptive Calls in Iowa.
11-6-08 “Craigslist” Agrees to Crack Down on Inappropriate Content and Illegal Activity in “Erotic Services” Section.
October 2008
10-22-08 States Reach Settlement with Pfizer over Marketing of Drug Bextra.
10-20-08 Iowa Attorney General Joins Lawsuit to Block Merger of Big Beef Processors.
10-14-08 Statement: Confinement facilities permitted in Dallas County.
10-13-08 $10,000 Penalty for Open Burning and Solid Waste Violations Near Lake Okoboji.
10-9-08 Shell Oil Agrees to Curb Tobacco Sales to Minors.
10-8-08 States Reach Landmark Settlement with Eli Lilly & Co. over Marketing of Drug “Zyprexa”.
10-6-08 Miller: AGs Reach Agreement with Countrywide Financial that Will Help Almost 400,000 Borrowers Facing Foreclosure.
September 2008
9-29-08 Foreclosure Prevention Efforts Declining and “Disappointing,” State Officials Say.
9-19-08 State Seeks Stay in Pierre Pierce Probation/Travel Matter.
9-17-08 A.G. files “Application for Discretionary Review” of juvenile court decision.
9-17-08 First Iowa Conviction for “Human Trafficking”.
9-12-08 State Seeks Suspension or Revocation of Liquor license of Fro’s in Wilton, Iowa.
9-9-08 Child Labor Law Charges Filed Naming Agriprocessors Officials and Plant in Postville.
9-4-08 State Seeks Suspension or Revocation of Liquor license of Otis Campbell’s Bar & Grill in West Burlington: Repeated violations alleged of Iowa Smokefree Air Act.
August 2008
8-28-08 Northwest Iowa Judge orders $88,000 Environmental Penalty.
8-22-08 Iowa Challenges National Indian Gaming Commission Decision.
8-18-08 State Lawsuit: Pronto Markets in Sumner and Fairbank Sold E85 Blended Fuel as Unleaded Regular or 10% Ethanol Fuel.
8-14-08 Mortgage Lenders Offer Assistance to Disaster Victims.
July 2008
7-22-08 Jeffrey Thompson is Named Iowa Deputy Attorney General for Litigation.
7-18-08 State settling with more TouchPlay litigants.
7-15-08 Golden Oval Eggs Pays $200,000 Civil Penalty.
7-7-08 State settles with two TouchPlay litigants.
7-2-08 MoneyGram Agrees to Help Thwart “Wire-Transfer Scams”.
7-1-08 A.G. Sues “United Youth Careers” in Des Moines. June 2008
6-30-08 Attorney General Sues Profit Alliance, Inc., Johnathan Ahlf & Kristen Lain (Ahlf).
6-26-08 Anheuser-Busch to Discontinue All “Alcoholic Energy Drinks”.
6-24-08 Alert from A.G. Tom Miller: Consumer Scams after Tornadoes and Floods.
6-6-08 Statement of Gov. Chet Culver, Attorney General Tom Miller, and Dean Lerner, Director of the Iowa Dept. of Inspections and Appeals. May 2008
5-19-08 A.G. Alleges Telemarketing Fraud by “Galaxy Member Benefits”.
5-19-08 Court Bans John Davis From Real Estate Business in Iowa.
5-16-08 A.G. Sues Direct-Mail Operation for Deception Aimed at Older Iowans.
5-5-08 State settles with another TouchPlay litigant. April 2008
4-29-08 State Obtains Court Order Against Scott County Auto Business.
4-24-08
Osceola Company Pays $50,000 Civil Penalty for Wastewater Violations.
4-22-08
Foreclosure Prevention Efforts Falling Short of Need, Miller Says.
4-2-08
States Ask Court to Order EPA Action on Greenhouse Gases. March 2008
3-31-08
Reinbeck Company Pays $45,000 Civil Penalty for Air Pollution Control Violations.
3-27-08
Statement of the Attorney General’s Office: State Files Lawsuit to Recover CIETC Funds.
3-17-08
U.S. Supreme Court denies "cert" in James Bentley case.
3-3-08
State AGs ask Congress to Restore Funding to Fight Crime. February 2008
2-28-08
"Iowa Mortgage Help" Will Aid Home Owners Struggling with Mortgage Payments.
2-26-08
Barr Pays $5.9 Million to States.
2-14-08
Caremark to pay $41 million and Change Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices Related to Prescription Drugs.
2-11-08
Attorney General’s Criminal Law Proposals for 2008.
2-7-08
States’ Foreclosure Prevention Working Group Produces First Report on Mortgage Servicers’ Loss-Mitigation Performance.
2-4-08
Statement: State settles another portion of TouchPlay litigation.
2-1-08
Iowa Challenges EPA over Rules on Greenhouse Gas Vehicle Emissions.
2-1-08
Crime Victims Now Can Keep Track of Corrections Inmates with “IowaVINE”. January 2008
1-24-08
States Urge EPA to Act on Greenhouse Gases.
1-18-08
Miller Offers Laws to Protect Home Buyers.
1-14-08
MySpace Agrees to Steps to Protect Children: But Attorney General Tom Miller emphasizes parents still must exercise supervision. December 2007
12-27-07
State asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Iowa Court Ruling in State v. James Bentley
12-20-07
Miller: Enact Iowa Consumer Rights Act
12-18-07
Publishers Clearing House Must Stop Sweepstakes Solicitations to Vulnerable Older Iowans
12-13-07
Iowa Attorney General’s Office Statement on Pigeon King International, Inc.
12-13-07
$2.6 Million On Its Way to Iowa Ameriquest Customers
12-12-07
Statement of the Attorney General’s Office and Statement of CIETC and its Member Governments
12-11-07
Iowa and the FTC Sue Company that took Consumers’ Money for Con-Schemes
12-6-07
Plymouth Dairy Farms Inc. Pays $65,000 Penalty for Water Pollution Violations

November 2007
11-20-07
Nuckolls Concrete Services Paying $6,500 Penalty for “One Call” Violation in Des Moines.
11-7-07
Courts Order $30,000 in Penalties for Underground Storage Tank Violations

October 2007
10-2007
Attorney General Cautions: Avoid Campus Credit Card Trap!
10-26-07
Statement of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office: State settles another portion of TouchPlay litigation
10-24-07
Kroger Co. Agrees to Steps to Block Tobacco Sales to Minors
10-23-07
Consumer Advocate Opposes Interstate Power & Light Co. Proposed Coal Plant
10-19-07
“Jury-Duty Scam” Hitting Iowa
10-19-07
Miller: $100,000 in Grants Available to Enhance Swine Industry
10-9-07
Miller Sues 78 Drug Companies for Overcharging Iowa Medicaid

September 2007
9-21-07
A.G. Files Four Solid Waste Disposal Lawsuits
9-13-07
Statement of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office re Monsanto:
9-11-07
New Iowa “Foreclosure Hotline” -- 877-622-4866
9-07-07
Court Bars Wolfords from Any Real Estate or Securities Business

August 2007
8-21-07
Thirty State Attorneys General Ask Feds to Act on Youth-Oriented Advertising for Alcoholic Energy Drinks
8-14-07
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Comments to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on Adopting Regulations to Prohibit Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices under the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA)
8-6-07
TouchPlay: AG and Lottery statement on Royal Financial settlement

July 2007
7-12 -07
Miller: 3,799 Iowa Consumers are Eligible for $2.27 Million in Ameriquest Restitution
7-11-07
AOL to Reform Cancellation Practices

June 2007
6-27-07
Crime Victims Can Keep Track of Offenders with “IowaVINE”
6-13-07
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Testimony on “Improving Federal Consumer Protection in Financial Services”
6-11-07
MidAmerican Pays Environmental Penalty

May 2007
5-15-07
J.J. Scheckel Heavy Equipment to Pay Penalty for Jackson Co. “One Call” Violation
5-4-07
A.G Miller: Sweepstakes Mail Threatens Older Iowans

April 2007
4-19-07
Judge Orders $10,000 Penalty for “One-Call” Violation by Mansions at Hemingway in Johnston
4-18-07
A.G. Alleges Water Pollution Violations by Bridges Bay Resort at East Lake Okoboji

March 2007
3-29-07
Attorney General Sues Golden Oval Eggs
3-21-07
Miller: Prohibit Domestic Abusers from Possessing Guns
3-6-07
Guilty Plea Entered by Kelly Cuperus in Sioux County
3-2-07 Storm Warning: Be Wary of Impostors Posing as Utility Workers
3-1-07 Price-Gouging Rule in Effect in Storm-Damaged Counties

February 2007

2-23-07
Criminal Charges Filed Naming Lance Edward Summers
2-20-07
Williams Oil Co. in Stuart Ordered to Pay $20,000 Penalty and Continue Cleanup at Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Site.
2-13-07
Miller Asks Lawmakers to Tackle Predatory Mortgage Lending.
2-6-07 States Obtain $90 Million for Consumers Harmed by Alleged Semiconductor Price-Fixing Conspiracy.
2-2-07
Criminal Water-Pollution Charges Filed Naming Red Giant Oil Company and Searle Petroleum Company of Council Bluffs.
2-1-07
A.G. Files Suit Against Bulk Petroleum Corp. to Enforce Underground Storage Tank Laws .

January 2007
1-31-07
Funds Going to Vet Center’s “Healing Journey” Project.
1-25-07
A.G. and Iowa DOT Sue Aardvark Auto Sales, Bruce and Tina Duque and Others, Alleging Consumer Fraud and Many Other Violations.
1-25-07
Ad Council and Attorneys General Launch New Campaign to Prevent Youth Reckless Driving.
1-24-07
Attorney General Files Four Environmental Enforcement Lawsuits.
1-23-07
Bayer Corp. to Post Results of Clinical Trials, and Pay $8 Million.
1-16-07
Warning! Counterfeit Check “Lottery” Scam .
1-08-07 Judge Orders Penalties for “One Call” Violations in Plymouth County.

December 2006
12-22-06 Iowa Share is $466,000 in Settlement with Tobacco Company.
12-18-06
Sioux County Cattle Operation Pays $40,000 Penalty for Water Pollution Violations.
12-15-06
Trial Information Filed Naming Deke Gliem.
12-13-06
Consumer Advocate: Beware of Long Distance Charges by “Buzz Telecom”.
12-12-06
Trilegiant to Make Refunds in “Free-trial-offer” Discount Club Case
12-11-06
Miller: Enact “Car-Title Loan” Law: Attorney General warns lawmakers – and consumers -- about car-title loans: “There is no justification for such astronomical interest rates.”
12-1-06 Story County Jury Convicts Thomas M. Hinders, Jr.

November 2006
11-14-06
Attorney General’s Office will not appeal Vander Esch ruling.
11-13-06
Federal Energy Department to Require Improved Efficiency of Appliances
11-2-06
Secretary of State has full authority to provide voter forms in languages in addition to English
11-2-06
Court Orders Vision Improvement Technologies to End Sales of "See Clearly Method" Kit
11-1-06 Charges Filed Naming Deke Gliem

October 2006
10-24-06
Movie Company Adding Anti-smoking PSA to Newest DVD Release
10-18-06
Ameriquest Settlement Web Site and Toll-Free Number Available
10-12-06
Miller: $1 Million in Grants Available over Next 10 Years to Enhance Swine Industry
10-11-06
Miller: R.J. Reynolds Agrees to Stop Sales of Flavored Cigarettes
10-5-06
Miller Sues John Davis and Christine Frank

September 2006
9-29-06
A.G. asks Court to remove Dallas County Sherriff
9-12-06
Miller: Ohio Company Must Change Used-Car Auto Advertising: Marketing provided ads for dealers' "sales events" that falsely implied that vehicles were from rental car company bankruptcies, or used other false premises.
9-7-06 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller: Attorney General's Office comment re Rodney Heemstra Supreme Court decision.

August 2006
8-25-06
Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller: Attorney General's Office comment re Rodney Heemstra Supreme Court decision.
8-20-06 A.G. Miller and Iowa Cubs: "Step Up to the Plate" to Support Kids.
8-10-06 Jon Neely and Kimberly Holtmyer plead guilty to child endangerment.

8-7-06 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller and Polk County Attorney John Sarcone: Resignation of Des Moines City Councilman Archie Brooks.

July 2006

7-18-06 States Allege Price-Fixing by Computer Memory Chip Makers.
7-17-06 Grain Processing Corp. Pays $538,000 Civil Penalty for Air Pollution Violations.
7-13-06 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller: State files criminal charges naming Thomas M. Hinders, Jr.
7-10-06 Miller: Lorillard Tobacco Agrees to Steps to Reduce Illegal Internet Cigarette Sales.

June 2006
6-20-06 Scott Brown is Named Director of the Attorney General's Area Prosecutions Division.
6-14-06 Summary of Bankruptcy Matter Regarding John Burche, Maura Burche, and IJP, Inc.
6-8-06 "People to People Student Ambassador" Program Agrees to Modify Representations About How Students are "Selected" for International Travel.

May 2006
5-30-06 RV Painting Company in Forest City and Charles City Pays $141,200 Civil Penalty.
5-18-06 Attorney General Tom Miller Asks Federal Agency to Stop Tobacco Industry's Sales of Cigarettes Disguised as "Little Cigars".
5-15-06 Miller Sues MemberWorks, Inc.
5-11-06 Iowa Asks Court for Order to Ensure Full Tobacco Payments.
5-11-06 Thomas Henry Miller is Named Deputy Attorney General and Head of the AG's Criminal Law Bureau.

April 2006
4-21-06 More Dan Nelson Customers Get Better Loan Terms.
4-18-06 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller (Iowa) and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden (Idaho), Tobacco Committee Co-Chairs, National Association of Attorneys General.
4-6-06 State Reaches Hog Production Agreement with Hormel.

March 2006
3-28-06 Statement by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Tobacco Committee Co-Chairs, National Association of Attorneys General.
3-24-06 $48,000 Awarded to Cancer Organizations from Anti-Trust Case.
3-22-06 Court Okays Largest Consumer Restitution in Iowa History.
3-21-06 Dubuque Company Pays $5,000 for Violating "One Call" Law.
3-21-06 Time Inc. is Required to Reform its Magazine Sales Practices.
3-15-06 Miller: CVS Pharmacies Will Take Steps to Curb Tobacco Sales to Minors.
3-8-06 Miller: Cigarette Sales in the U.S. Reach Historic 55-year Low.
3-7-06 Attorney Generals' Report: Market Fundamentals Can't Account for Huge Increase in Natural Gas Prices.

February 2006
2-23-06 Temporary Injunction Issued Against "See Clearly Method" Company -- Vision Improvement Technologies.
2-20-06 Madison County Company pays $5,000 for Violation of "One Call" Law.
2-13-06 Grant Funds Available for Crime-Victim Service Agencies.
2-8-06 State Treasurer Sues to Obtain Iowans' Uncashed Rebate Checks.

January 2006
1-26-06 Miller: Philip Morris Agrees to Steps to Reduce Illegal Internet Cigarette Sales.
1-23-06 Miller: Ameriquest Will Pay $325 Million and Reform its Lending Practices.
1-19-06 State Reaches Hog Production Agreement with Cargill.
1-10-06 A.G. Sues Dairy for Water Pollution Violations: Suit alleges violations by Plymouth Dairy Farms Inc. in northwest Iowa.

December 2005
12-29-05 A.G. Files Three "One Call" Lawsuits: Law requires excavators to notify state One Call Center before digging.
12-21-05 ConocoPhillips Agrees to Measures Designed to Prevent Tobacco Sales to Minors.
12-20-05 Miller: Fund Drug Treatment: to Cut Crime and Help Families6.
12-14-05 Court Orders Seller of $2,000 Vacuum Cleaners to Clean Up Its Act.
12-9-05 "Teledraft" Electronic Withdrawal Company Ordered Not to Assist Deceptive Telemarketing Schemes.
12-8-05 A.G. Files Six Lawsuits to Enforce Underground Storage Tank "UST" Laws.
12-6-05 Miller: Enact "Car-Title Loan" Law.
12-1-05 Auto Receivables Trust Agrees to Better Loan Terms for Dan Nelson Customers.

November 2005
11-29-05 A.G. Enforces Manure Management Plan Requirements.
11-21-05 Court Orders $560,000 Penalty for Air Pollution Violations at Keokuk Plant.
11-18-05 Miller: Beware of Wire Transfers to Scams.
11-16-05 Miller and AGs ask Hollywood to Take Action to Reduce Youth Smoking.
11-07-05 States Allege Illegal Agreement Prevented Generic Version of Oral Contraceptive.
11-04-05 Miller: Don't Buy Flood-Damaged Vehicles.

October 2005
10-04-05 MCI WorldCom to Pay Iowa $2.7 Million in Tax Claims.

September 2005
9-28-05 Consumer Advocate Opposes Proposed Sale of Low-Cost Nuclear Power Plant to Out-of-State Company.
9-16-05 State of Iowa Settles Litigation with Smithfield Foods.
9-14-05 FSB Financial Agrees to Better Loan Terms for Dan Nelson Customers.
9-12-05 Knoxville Excavator Ordered to Pay $5,000 Penalty for "One Call" Violations.
9-7-05 Miller: States Sue U.S. Dept. of Energy for Failing Consumers on Energy Standards.
9-2-05 A.G. Focuses on Gas Prices, Charity Scams in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina.

August 2005
8-30-05 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.
8-25-05 MetaBank Agrees with State to Provide Better Loan Terms to Dan Nelson Automotive Customers.
8-16-05 Giant "ESUVEE" Creature Visits State Fair to Promote SUV Safety.
8-16-05 Audubon Co. Hog Confinement Operation Pays $50,000 Civil Penalty.
8-10-05 Miller Sues Vision Improvement Technologies, Inc.

July 2005
7-6-05 First PREMIER Bank Agrees to Deny Automatic Withdrawal Services to Telemarketing Scams

June 2005
6-29-05 AGs ask CardSystems Inc. to Explain Data Breach and Alert Consumers
6-22-05 Iowa to Spend Microsoft Attorney Fee Funds on Law Enforcement
6-10-05 Company that Claimed to Sell "Winning" Lottery Numbers Must Make Consumer Refunds

May 2005
5-24-05 State Sues Heather Manor Property Owners
5-11-05 Court Refuses to Lift Injunction Against "American Deputy Sheriffs' Assn.
5-10-05 Miller Urges Passage of "Car-Title Loan" Bill.

April 2005
4-28-05 A.G. Urges Passage of "Car-Title Loan" Bill: Miller calls the extremely-high-interest loans "abusive and unconscionable.
4-26-05 More than One Million Iowa Phones Now on "Do Not Call" Registry.
4-19-05 Tobacco Industry Pays $54 Million to Iowa Tobacco Settlement Authority.
4-19-05 Statement of Thomas J. Miller, Attorney General of Iowa: In Support of H.R. 1182, The "Prohibit Predatory Lending Act".
4-12-05 Fifty State Attorneys General Urge Congress to Reject Budget Cuts for Crime Victim Services.
4-8-05 A.G. Sues "Buffalo Bill Estates" Near Camanche for Asbestos-handling Violations.
4-1-05 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.

March 2005
3-29-05 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.
3-22-05 Comments March 22, 2005, upon the signing of the meth bill: "This is a very good and strong bill -- the strongest and smartest in the country," Miller said.
3-17-05 Purchasers of Antidepressant Drug "Remeron" May File for Payments.
3-3-05 A.G. asks Court to Order List Broker to Respond to Telemarketing Fraud Probe.

February 2005
2-28-05 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..
2-18-05 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller: Trial Information Filed Naming Pierre Pierce.
2-15-05 "Electracash, Inc." Agrees to Stop Processing Withdrawals for Telemarketing Scams.
January 2005
1-31-05 Miller: States Launch SUV Safety Education Program $27 million public education campaign is aimed at preventing deadly roll-overs.
1-25-05 Miller Proposes Criminal Laws for 2005.
1-14-05 Credits, Refunds for Iowans Billed for Adult Web Material They Did Not Access or Agree to Buy.
1-13-05 States Settle with Company that Shared Students' Information with Commercial Firms.
1-11-05 Valley Sand & Gravel of Rock Valley Ordered to Pay $5,000 Penalty for Sioux County "One Call" Violation.
1-10-05 States Reach Agreement with State Farm Insurance that Will Result in $40 Million to Consumers.
1-7-05 Attorney General Alleges Consumer Fraud by Dan Nelson Automotive Group.
1-6-05 Attorney General to Fareway: Accept Bottles and Cans Unless There is an Approved Alternative Redemption Center.

December 2004
12-30-04 Attorney General Sues Knoxville Excavator for "One Call" Violations.
12-16-04 Settlement Reached in "Pickles" the Steer Dispute.
12-10-04 Iowa Consumer Advocate John Perkins Elected President of National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates.
12-10-04 Comment of Attorney General Tom Miller on Polk County Proposed Ordinance to Restrict Meth-Precursor Sales.
12-03-04 Davenport Citgo Business Owner Must Pay $20,000 for Consumer Fraud Violation.

November 2004
11-19-04 Professional Fundraiser "Xentel" Ordered Not to Make Deceptive Calls in Iowa.
11-10-04 A.G. Sues "American Deputy Sheriffs' Assn.".

October 2004
10-22-04 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller Regarding legal advice provided today to Iowa Secretary of State Chet Culver.
10-8-04 Iowa Sends Crisis Response Team to Aid Florida Hurricane Recovery.
10-5-04 Iowa Teams With U.S. and Multi-National Officials in "Operation Roaming Charge," a Campaign Against Telemarketing Fraud.
10-1-04 A.G. Investigates "Spectacular Estate Auction" Set for Saturday in Sioux City -- then Company Cancels the Auction.

September 2004
9-17-04 A.G. Suit: Electronic Withdrawal Company Assisted Deceptive Telemarketing Schemes.
9-3-04 A.G. Impounds Mail Allegedly Part of Scams Targeting the Elderly.

August 2004
8-30-04 CDs Going to Iowa Libraries.
8-23-04 Iowa Receives More Tobacco Payments.
8-18-04 Grocery-Coupon "Business Opportunity" Scheme Barred From Iowa.

July 2004
7-21-04 Verizon, Cingular and Sprint PCS agree to coverage maps
and return policies that help consumers.

7-21-04 States Sue Top Five U.S. Global-Warming Polluters.

June 2004
6-30-04 Meat Seller Must Make Refunds.
6-29-04 Iowa Educators to Hone "Financial Literacy" Teaching Skills at Workshop.
6-17-04 Court Orders $1.5 Million Penalty and Cleanup by Marshall County Tire Disposal Facilities.
6-11-04 States Allege Inflated Lease Payoffs -- Ford Motor Credit and Dealers Make Payments.
6-04-04 Iowans Receive $116,000 in "Taxol" Cancer-Drug Antitrust Settlement.

May 2004
5-28-04 Avoid Flood-Related Consumer Scams.
5-27-04 States Settle with Telecommunications Firm - New Access.
5-25-04 Iowa Court Orders California Alternative High School to Cease Iowa Operations.
5-21-04 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller: Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in Smithfield Foods Case.
5-19-04 Telemarketer Barred from Iowa -- and Must Make Full Refunds.
5-14-04 A.G. Sues Door-to-Door Meat Seller.
5-13-04 Warner-Lambert to Remedy Allegations of "Off-Label" Marketing of "Neurontin".

April 2004
4-30-04 Alleged Nationwide Scheme Preying on the Elderly Must Stay Out of Iowa - and Take Iowans Off Prospect Lists.
4-26-04 Miller:  Medco to Change Deceptive and Unfair Business Practices.
4-23-04 Miller:  Beware of Rx Drug Card Scams.
4-16-04 Tobacco Industry Pays $52 Million to Iowa Tobacco Settlement Authority.
4-7-04 IA Sup. Ct. Upholds Attorney General & Insurance Div. Action in COCOTs Matter.
4-2-04 State Again Appeals Iowa Supreme Court RACI Ruling to U.S. Supreme Court.
4-2-04 Iowa asks Court to Shut Down "California Alternative High School".
4-1-04 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.

March 2004
3-30-04 "One Call" Penalties Ordered in Butler and Marshall Counties.
3-17-04 Online Tobacco Company Barred from Sales in Iowa.
3-16-04 Farm Advisory: Commodity Production Contract Liens Protect Producers.
3-15-04 Lawsuit Alleges Water Pollution and Hog Confinement Violations at Audubon County Facilities Operated by Lawrence Handlos.
3-8-04 Miller Hails U.S. Supreme Court Decision in 'Tovar' Case.
3-2-04 Statement of the Attorney General's Office: State Files Appeal in Sex Offender Residency Case.
3-2-04 Davenport Citgo Business Sued for Consumer Fraud.

February 2004
2-27-04 Attorney General: Hired-Fundraiser Diverted Donations Meant for Charities.
2-23-04 Traffic Offense Charging by County Attorneys: Comment of the Attorney General's Office.
2-20-04 Statement of the Attorney General's Office: Powder Materials Sent to Businesses.
2-19-04 113,000 Iowans About to Receive CD Payments Totaling Almost $1.6 Million.
2-9-04 Statement of the Attorney General’s Office in Response to Judge Pratt’s Decision in Sex Offender Residency Case
2-3-04 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller on the Iowa Supreme Court Ruling in RACI Case
2-3-04 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller on "One in Eight" -- Rape in Iowa: A Report to the State.

January 2004
1-15-04 Prescription Drug Refund Info: "Cardizem CD," "BuSpar," and "Taxol" .
1-13-04 Grant Funds Available for Local Crime Victim Assistance Efforts.

December 2003
12-23-03 Miller: Fund Drug Treatment to Fight Meth and Cut Crime.
12-17-03 Statement of the Attorney General's Office On Iowa Supreme Court Decisions Upholding Use of "Data Master" Alcohol Testing Devices.
12-16-03 $1.5 Million On Its Way to Iowa Household Finance Customers.
12-11-03 Iowa A.G. Seizes Mail, Thwarting Nationwide Predatory Telemarketing Scam.
12-10-03 Miller Hails Supreme Court Decision Upholding McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Law.
12-9-03 Statement of the Attorney General's Office Tuesday, December 9, 2003 Proceedings suspended in State v. Charles Griggs, former Webster County Sheriff.
12-1-03 Statement of the Attorney General’s Office Monday, December 1, 2003.

November 2003
11-18-03 State Sues Professional Fundraiser -- Xentel, Inc..
11-10-03 Miller: Major Tobacco Companies Agree to Eliminate Advertising from School Editions of Weekly News Magazines.
11-7-03 Attorney General Investigating Sale of Questionable Bullet-Proof Vests.
11-3-03 A.G. Sues Door-to-Door Meat Seller.

October 2003
10-22-03 "Lauren Ashly" Modeling Agency Ordered to Curtail Operations.
10-16-03 Ohio Company Selling "Miraculous" Heart Drops Pays $35,000 in Refunds to Iowans.

September 2003
9-30-03 U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Iowa Case.
9-30-03 Miller: Wal-Mart to Up Efforts to Curb Tobacco Sales to Minors.
9-30-03 Attorney General Staffer Helping Lead Crisis Response Team to Minnesota Community Where One High School Student Killed Another.
9-29-03 Bankruptcy Filing in Wolford Group Case.
9-26-03 Miller: Mail-Order Tobacco Seller Violates Consumer Fraud Act.
9-25-03 Miller: $52,000 to Time Inc. Sweepstakes Victims.
9-17-03 Miller Urges Iowans to File Claims in Prescription Drug Overcharge Cases.
9-8-03 Lehigh Cement Company to Install $33 Million in Air Pollution Control Equipment.
9-5-03 Court Appoints Receiver to Control Wolford Group Assets and Affair.

August 2003
8--2003 Prescription Drug Refunds.
8-27-03 Attorney General Sues Iowa-based Internet Service Provider.
8-20-03 State Alleges Consumer Fraud by Wolford Group.
8-14-03 Miller: Household Home Loan Holders in Iowa to Receive $1.49 Million in Refunds.
8-13-03 Miller Urges Iowans to File Claims in "Cardizem CD" Prescription Drug Case.
8-5-03 AG Miller Joins Other States in Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Federal Campaign Finance Reform Law.

July 2003
7-30-03 Attorney General Obtains Judgment Against Telemarketing Firm.
7-30-03 New Law Creates List of Cigarettes that May Be Legally Sold in Iowa.
7-30-03 Attorney General Obtains Judgment Against Telemarketing Firm.
7-29-03 Attorney General Obtains Judgment Against Home Improvement Contractor.
7-24-03 Miller: Cancer-Drug Refunds Available in "Taxol" Case.
7-23-03 Miller: Avoid Storm-Related Consumer Scams.
7-10-03 333,000 Iowans Sign Up for Do Not Call List.
7-08-03 Iowa Educators to Hone "Financial Literacy" Teaching Skills at Workshop.
7-03-03 State Fights for Fair Medicare Reimbursement.

June 2003
6-27-03 U.S. "Do Not Call" Registry Launched.
6-25-03 Algona Well Driller to Pay Penalty for Hancock County "One Call" Violation.
6-19-03 Comment of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on the Governor's Item Veto of HF 692.
6-19-03 Tobacco Companies to Pay Iowa Another $726,000.
6-18-03 Miller: File for Refunds in "BuSpar" Rx Drug Case.
6-17-03 Deadline Extended to July 31 for Claims on Non-StarLink Corn.
6-11-03 Miller: N.Y. Company Agrees to Provide Funds to Refund Iowa Farmers.
6-9-03 Comment of Attorney General Miller on U.S. Supreme Court decision June 9.

May 2003
5-16-03 Billings for Collect Telemarketing Calls.
5-16-03 AG's Farm Division Advises Farmers to Consider Filing for Payments Connected to StarLink Corn's Impact on the Price of Corn.
5-13-03 Statement of the Attorney General's Office Charges Filed Naming Charles Edward Griggs.
5-12-03 Paint Manufacturers Agree to Steps to Protect Children from Lead Paint Poisoning.
5-8-03 Mondamin Excavator to Pay Penalty for "One Call" Violations.
5-7-03 Miller: Change Iowa Law to Protect Iowans' Health.

April 2003
4-30-03 Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, Federal Trade Commission, and 27 Other State Law Enforcers Target Internet Auction Fraud.
4-29-03 Comment of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on the U.S. Supreme Court Argument.
4-24-03 States and Bristol-Myers Reach "Taxol".
4-24-03 H&R Block to Reimburse Certain Customers.
4-23-03 Attorneys General Caution Automakers on SUV Advertising.
4-23-03 Marshall County Trenching Co. Sued for "One Call" Violations.
4-21-03 Iowa's Reply Brief in "RACI" case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
4-17-03 Fayette County Excavator to Pay Penalty for "One Call" Violation.
4-16-03 Tobacco Industry Pays $42 Million to Iowa Tobacco Settlement Authority.
4-14-03 Health Privacy Act Takes Effect April 14 Consumers will receive notices with information about their rights to keep medical information private.
4-9-03 States and U.S. Settle with ADM on Air Pollution: Statement of the Iowa Attorney General's Office.

March 2003
3-25-03 Miller Backs Wind Project.
3-19-03 Criminal Charges Filed Naming Terry G. Frey of Cedar Rapids.
3-13-03 110,000 Iowans Filed for CD Payments.
3-12-03 Court Prohibits Sales by "Pet Medicine Chest" -- and Imposes $1.2 Million Penalty.
3-7-03 Gas Prices: Letter to the Federal Trade Commission from AGs of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
3-7-03 States Ask Court to Approve "BuSpar" Antitrust Settlement.
3-3-03 Iowa Files Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in RACI Case.

February 2003
2-26-03 Statement of the Iowa Attorney General's Office on Supreme Court Decision re Terry Harrington.
2-25-03 Consumer Alert: File for CD Payments!
2-20-03 States Unite to Defend University of Michigan Affirmative Action Policy.
2-11-03 Miller Issues Warning: Nigeria Counterfeit Check Scam. January 2003 1-28-03 Drug Companies to Pay $80 Million in Heart-Medication Antitrust Case.
1-22-03 Statement of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on the Federal Court Finding Unconstitutional Iowa's Ban on Packers Controlling Swine Feeding Operations
1-17-03 Statement of the Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on the U.S. Supreme Court Granting Cert in the RACI case
1-14-03 Grant Funds Available for Local Crime Victim Assistance Efforts.
1-9-03 Miller: Fund Drug Treatment to Cut Crime.
1-7-03 Bristol-Myers to Pay States $155 Million in Prescription Drugs Antitrust Cases.
1-2-03 Judge and Miller Urge USDA to Block New Grain Warehouse Rule that Could End Protection for Grain Producers.


December 2002 12-31-02 Credit Card Company Agrees to Protect Consumers on Telemarketers' Solicitations.
12-20-02 Miller: Ford Motor Co. Will Pay $51.5 Million in Nationwide Settlement With Attorneys General.
12-19-02 Miller: BP Amoco Strengthens Policies to Prevent Tobacco Sales to Kids.
12-18-02 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller on Creation of the State Family Violence Response Team.
12-16-02 Miller: All Fifty States Join Settlement with Household Finance. 12-16-02 Household International Iowa Petition (PDF).
12-16-02 Household International Iowa Consent Judgment (PDF,37 pages load slowly).
12-6-02 Dept. of Public Safety Overtime Pay Court Ruling: Statement of the Attorney General's Office.
12-2-02 Former Kossuth County Sheriff Kevin D. VanOtterloo
Convicted and Sentenced on Three Felony Counts.


November 2002 11-29-02States Will Not Appeal in Microsoft Case.
11-26-02State Sues Initiators of Alleged Illegal Pyramid Scheme.
11-25-02Three Eastern Iowa Excavators Pay Penalty for "One Call" Violations.
11-20-02 Attorney General's Office Statement on "Nigeria Letter Scam".
11-18-02 Statement of the Attorney General's Office Monday, November 18, 2002 Guilty pleas filed with court by former Kossuth County Sheriff Kevin D.VanOtterloo.
11-6-02 States Ask U.S. Court to Uphold Federal Campaign Finance Reform Law.
11-1-02 Comment on the U.S. District Court Microsoft Opinions Issued Today.

October 2002

10-31-02 Miller: Block Satellite TV Merger that Would Harm Rural Customers and Reduce Choice for all Iowans.
10-24-02 Thomas H. Miller is Named Director of the Attorney General's Area Prosecutions Division.
10-23-02 Statement of the Attorney General's Office on Guilty Plea and Sentencing of Howard Myers of Webster City.
10-22-02 Attorney General Sues Cutty's Camping Club.
10-18-02 Miller Urges Iowans to Beware of Deceptive Solicitation Disguised as a Bill from Qwest.
10-11-02 Miller: Iowa's Share of Household Settlement Could Reach about $1.3 Million.
10-1-02 N.W. Iowa Excavator Pays Penalty for "One Call" Law Violation. 10-1-02 Williams Pipe Line Paying $300,000 Penalty for Air Pollution Violations at Waterloo Gasoline Terminal.

September 2002

9-30-02 States Settle Case that Alleged Record Industry Thwarted Competition in Compact Disc Sales.
9-18-02 Consumer Advocate Seeks $22 Million Cut in Interstate Power Electric Rates -- Instead of $82 Million Increase Sought by the Company.
9-13-02 West Liberty Paying $41,000 Penalty for Wastewater Violations.
9-10-02 Warren County Man Ordered to Pay $332,000 for Selling Fraudulent Investments to Older Iowans.
9-10-02 "Everyday Heroes" Observance, Remarks of Attorney General Tom Miller.
9-6-02 States Allege Antitrust Violations by Salton, Inc. on "George Foreman Contact Grills".
9-5-02 States Urge Congress to Act on Medicare Reimbursement.


August 2002 8-27-02 September 1st is Deadline for Notice on Most Farm Lease Extensions or Terminations.
8-19-02 Criminal charges filed naming Kevin D.VanOtterloo.
8-13-02 ExxonMobil Taking Strong Action to Block Tobacco Sales to Children.
8-12-02 Attorney General Backs Iowa "Amber Alert" Plan.
8-7-02 State Sues Bristol-Myers Squibb Alleging Antitrust violations in prescription drugs.

July 2002 7-30-02 Cedar Valley Farms Pleads Guilty to Criminal Environmental Violations and is Ordered to Pay $131,000 in Penalties and Restitution.
7-29-02 Consumer Advocate Seeks to Reduce Electric Rate by over $6.3 Million for Interstate Power Customers.
7-26-02 Miller: Eli Lilly & Co. Agrees to Safeguards for Consumers' Personal Information.
7-18-02 Miller Asks FDA to Halt Marketing Of New Tobacco and Nicotine Lozenge.
7-16-02 Consumer Advocate and MidAmerican Reach Agreement on Proposed Gas Utility Rates.
7-11-02 Miller: Sweepstakes Victims Will Receive Almost $1 Million in Refunds.
7-9-02 Miller Comment on Smithfield Lawsuit.
7-1-02 Tire Safety Tips for Hot-Weather Travel.

June 2002 6-17-02 Miller: Drug Company Paying $1.26 Million to 3,619 Iowans for Rx Drug Overcharges.
6-10-02 Statement of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Litigating States' Filing in Microsoft Case.

May 2002 5-21-02 Republicans Propose 24% Cut for Iowa Department of Justice.
5-9-02 State and U.S. Cellular Settle Lawsuit.
5-2-02
Miller Files Pet Medicine Lawsuit.
5-2-02 Miller Backs "Fight Crime: Invest in Kids" Crime-Prevention Effort.

April 2002
4-26-02 Miller Files Lawsuits Alleging Phony Pesticides.
4-25-02 State is Seeking Timothy Grove to face Ft. Dodge Murder Charge.
4-15-02 Tobacco Industry Paying $46 Million to Iowa Tobacco Settlement Authority.
4-03-02 Miller: Provide Adequate Funding for Iowa's Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.

March 2002
3-29-02 Iowa Central Community College: Statement of Webster County Attorney Ron Robertson & Deputy Attorney General Doug Marek.
3-29-02 Miller: Use Caution on "Free Trial Offers" by Telemarketers.
3-14-02 Miller Sues Used Car Dealer for not Disclosing Prior Damage and Missing Air Bags.
3-11-02 Iowa Crisis Response Team Training March 11-15 in Des Moines.
3-07-02 Attorney General's Office Statement on ATM-fee Decision
3-01-02 Attorney General Miller Urges Teens to Consider Consequences of Parenthood.

February 2002
2-25-02 Miller: Long Distance Companies Agree to Disclose Key Information in Ads.
2-15-02 Federal Courts Clear Way for Attorney General to Proceed on Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against U.S. Cellular.
2-13-02 Miller: Walgreens Taking Strong Steps to Block Tobacco Sales to Children.
2-08-02 Eighth and Final Iowa Crisis Response Team Going to Ground Zero on Saturday.
2-8-02 Statement of the Attorney General's Office Regarding Criminal and Civil Cases Filed February 7, 2002, Naming Sunrise Dairy Farms, LLC, of Benton County.


January 2002
1-25-02 Miller: Give Iowans a Key Consumer Protection Tool; "Iowa consumers should have a 'private right of action' like consumers in every other state," Miller says.
1-16-02 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller on Qwest Policies for Sharing Account Information.
1-10-02 Miller Proposes Criminal Laws for 2002.
1-02-02 Miller: Caution on "Warranty USA".


December 2001
12-31-01 Tobacco Industry Paying $16.9 Million to Iowa Tobacco Settlement Authority.
12-31-01 Comment by Attorney General Tom Miller On States' Filing Opposing Delay in Microsoft Case.
12-14-01 Sixth Iowa Crisis Response Team Going to New York Area Saturday.
12-11-01 Iowa Flag Flies Over Ground Zero.
12-07-01 States Propose Remedies to Curb Microsoft's Illegal Business Practices.
12-06-01 Attorney General Suggests How to Recover Funds Paid in "Gifting" Pyramids.


November 2001
11-23-01 Attorney General's Office Issues Warning: Avoid Illegal Pyramid.
11-21-01 State Receives $434,000 in Tobacco Money - and Sells Tobacco Bonds Worth $644 Million.
11-13-01 Miller: Buying Clubs Ordered to Pay to Settle Deception Charges.
11-09-01 Fourth Iowa Crisis Response Team Serving in New York City Area
11-08-01 Miller: Firestone to Make More Consumer Refunds and Pay Half Million to State.
11-06-01 Microsoft Case: Iowa Not Settling at this Time.
11-02-01 Attorney General Enforces Iowa's "One Call" Law.


October 2001
10-30-01 Miller: Put Allergy Notices on Food Labels.
10-26-01 Third Iowa Crisis Response Team Going to New York on Sunday.
10-25-01 Miller: Avoid Buying "Cipro" on Internet for Anthrax.
10-18-01 Attorney General, School Board Association, and ISEA Offer Resources for Schools to Deal with Harassment Related to Terrorist Attacks.
10-18-01 Miller: "Nigeria Letter Scam", Pitches are Hitting Heavily Again in Iowa.
10-17-01 Miller: Aventis Has Paid $10 Million in Iowa -- & Keeps Responsibility for StarLink Corn.
10-10-01 Miller: Propane Company to Pay Refunds: Level Propane Gases Inc. Also Must Change Business Practices.
10-09-01 Statement by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller On U.S. Supreme Court Denying Cert in Microsoft Case
10-05-01 Second Iowa Crisis Response Team Going to New York on Sunday
10-05-01
Miller Urges Farmers to Be Cautious About Grain Credit Sale Contracts
10-02-01
State Attorneys General Support President in Efforts Against Terrorism, Hate Crimes and Harassment


September 2001
9-28-01 John Perkins Named Utility Consumer Advocate For Iowa
9-20-01
Iowa Crisis Response Team Going to New York City
9-20-01 Attorney General's Opinion: Cities have authority to require home inspections for homes sold on contract
9-14-01 Avoid Hate Crimes and Harassment - Statement by Attorney General Tom Miller
9-13-01 Attorney General's Office Encourages Gasoline Refunds
9-12-01 Attorney General's Office Tells Gas Sellers to Avoid Exorbitant Prices
9-06-01 Remarks 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
9-06-01 Miller Urges Iowans to File for $1 Million in Refunds in Prescription Drug Antitrust Case


August 2001
8-31-01 Attorney General Cautions: Avoid Campus Credit Card Debt Trap
8-30-01 Statement of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller On European Commission Microsoft Action Today
8-24-01 Following is the text of an advice letter issued by the Attorney General's Office Aug. 24 to Scott County Attorney William Davis
8-22-01 Formal Bankruptcy Proceedings Launched in Cattle Case
8-17-01 Miller: Court Names State "Receiver" in Cattle Case; Defendants allegedly sold cattle multiple times
8-01-01 State Obtains Judgments Against Fort Dodge Health Club Operators: Defendants ordered to make refunds


July 2001
7-27-01 Statement by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller: On A Lawsuit to Block the United Airlines - US Airways Merger
7-26-01 Miller Tells Congressional Committee of Predatory Lending Problems and Vows They Will Be A Main Priority Of His Office
7-24-01 Aventis 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 completely unexpectedly
7-12-01 Comment of Tom Miller, Attorney General of Iowa, on on New Mexico announcing it is settling with Microsoft July 12, 2001
7-11-01 Statement of Tom Miller Attorney General of Iowa on Microsoft Announcing "Flexibility to OEMs"
7-10-01 Settlement With State Will Freeze Electric Rates for Five Years and Provide for New MidAmerican Energy Power Plants
7-03-01 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller on Merger Being Called Off Between United Airlines and US Airways
7-03-01 Acting Consumer Advocate Named by Attorney General Miller
7-02-01 Iowa Joins Antitrust Suit Alleging Prescription Drug Maker Illegally Blocked Generic Version of Popular Blood Pressure Medication


June 2001
6-28-01 Statement of Tom Miller, Attorney General of Iowa, on the Microsoft Appeals Court Decision of June 28, 2001
6-26-01 Miller: Iowa Settles With Publishers Clearing House - Sweepstakes giant PCH must change practices and make consumer refunds
6-22-01 Bill Brauch Named Winner of Marvin Award
6-20-01 Comment from Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal


May 2001
5-25-01 Statement of the Attorney General's Office: Charge is filed in the death of Tanner Wilson
5-23-01 Contact Lens Antitrust Lawsuit Settled - Lens Wearers Eligible for Benefits
5-17-01 Miller: Protect Farmers Threatened by Concentration in Agriculture
5-11-01 Statement of the Attorney General's Office Regarding Wunschel Oil Co. of Ida Grove
5-08-01 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller on Use of Money for Education Purposes from the "Endowment for Iowa's Health"
5-02-01 Miller: Avoid Flood-Related Consumer Scams


April 2001
4-30-01 Miller: Iowans Eligible for $1 Million in Refunds in Case Alleging Monopoly Scheme by Giant Prescription Drug Maker
4-25-01 Miller: "Nigeria Letter Scam", Pitches are Hitting Heavily Again in Iowa
4-19-01 Attorney General's Office Concludes Gas Price Investigation
4-17-01 State's Tobacco Prevention Program is Effective and Essential and Should be Extended Without Cuts
4-16-01 Iowa Receives $35 Million from Tobacco Industry Today: Miller says the total received now tops $125 million


March 2001
3-16-01 State Sues Fort Dodge Health Club Operators
3-15-01 Attorney General Cracks Down on Home Repair Fraud
3-13-01 Miller Presents Testimony to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Airline Competition Issues
3-01 Prevent Home Repair Scams and Disputes


February 2001
2-20-01 Bausch & Lomb to Pay $17.5 Million in Contact Lens Antitrust Case
2-2-01 Beware of Scheme Targeting African Americans


January 2001
1-23-01 Miller: Aventis Signs Formal Agreement to Mitigate Losses from StarLink Corn (Binding contract details measures to compensate growers and elevators.)
1-17-01 Miller Backs US DOT on Protecting Competition in Airline Industry
1-16-01 Miller Proposes New Tobacco Laws: The measures focus on reducing sales to and use by young Iowans
1-11-01 Miller: Aventis is Making Progress Helping Farmers and Elevators Deal with StarLink Corn
1-04-01 Progressive 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


December 2000
12-29-00 Iowa Receives $19 Million from Tobacco Industry on Friday:
Miller says the total received since late last year is $90 million

12-22-00 Miller Proposes New Criminal Laws: The measures focus on reducing the incidence of crimes that harm children,and on reducing domestic violence
12-08-00 Georgia Telemarketer Found Guilty of Felony Charges in Iowa Criminal Trial
12-05-00 Des Moines Agencies Receive Antitrust Funds from Attorney General Tom Miller for Toys and Educational Materials
12-01-00 Statement of the Attorney General's Office: Guilty Pleas by Alan Bernard


November 2000
11-29-00 Statement of the Iowa Attorney General's Office: Comment on continuing multi-state efforts by State Attorneys General to protect the interests of farmers, elevators and others in the StarLink corn situation
11-29-00 Statement of the Iowa Attorney General's Office on the amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Presidential election case
11-22-00 Training Tuesday for Law Enforcement Agencies on Managing Public Records Requests
11-15-00 Miller Leads States Pressing for Further Action by Aventis on "StarLink" Corn
11-14-00 Court Orders Wunschel Oil to Let DNR Clean Up Petroleum Contamination Site in Ida Grove
11-13-00 Comment: Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Planned Smithfield-IBP Merger
11-04-00 Miller: Oil Overcharge Payments to Iowa Top $77 Million


October 2000
10-26-00 Statement of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on the Federal Agricultural Producer Protection Act
10-26-00 Statement of the Attorney General's Office: David Alan Lenox Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Murder
10-19-00 Miller: Aventis Tells First Steps it is Taking to Deal With StarLink Corn
10-16-00 Miller: Replace "NHTSA Advisory" Tires as well as Bridgestone/Firestone Recalled Tires
10-13-00 Miller: Change Iowa Law to Increase Anti-Trust Recoveries


September 2000
9-26-00 Statement 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
9-22-00 Miller says US Bank Agrees to Protect Customer Privacy
9-20-00 State Wins Round One vs. U.S. Cellular
9-19-00 Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Comment on Resignation of Joel Klein
9-19-00 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller in Support of Renewing the U.S. Violence Against Women Act
9-18-00 Miller Asks Congress for Power to Enforce Consumer Protection Laws Against Airlines
9-13-00 Iowa Leads States Pushing "Producer Protection Act"
9-01-00 State Files Environmental Lawsuits Naming Wunschel Oil Company in Ida Grove


August 2000
8-30-00 Corwin Ritchie Named Prosecuting Attorneys Training Coordinator in the Attorney General's Office
8-29-00 Attorney General Issues Tips for Owners of Tires Recalled by Bridgestone/Firestone
8-18-00 Attorney General's Office Issues Warning: Avoid Illegal Pyramid
8-16-00 September 1 is Deadline for Notice on Most Farm Lease Extensions or Terminations
8-15-00 Attorney General Cautions: Avoid Campus Credit Card Trap!
8-09-00 Miller 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
8-03-00 Attorney General Sets Meetings on Agricultural Contracts


July 2000
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 Maker
7-05-00 Dennis Johnson Named Solicitor General of Iowa


June 2000
6-29-00 Miller Unveils Web Site with Production and Marketing Ag Contracts
6-26-00 Statement of Attorney General Tom Miller: Attorney General Investigating Gas Price Increases
6-15-00 DeCoster to be Classified as First "Habitual Violator"
6-07-00 Statement of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Regarding Judge Jackson's Decision in the Miosoft Antitrust Case


May 2000
5-17-00 Comment by the Microsoft Working Group on the reply by the States and US Justice to Microsoft's Proposed Remedies
5-17-00 American Family Publishers to Change Sweepstakes Tactics
5-10-00 Statement of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Microsoft's Proposed Remedies


April 2000
4-28-00 Statement of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Microsoft Remedies Proposed by the States and the U.S. Department of Justice
4-26-00 Miller Applauds Move to put Juvenile Court School Liaisons in More Schools
4-25-00 "Tuff Customer" Project Helps Teens
4-24-00 State Sues DeCoster Farms: Environmental Violations Alleged
4-17-00 Attorney General Miller Comment on Proposed USDA Livestock Reporting Rules
4-17-00 Iowa Receives $31 Million from Tobacco Industry Today
4-11-00 Iowa Sues United States Cellular
4-03-00 Statement by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Microsoft Conclusions of Law


March 2000
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 "Nine West"


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