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1999 Consumer News Releases

December 1999

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

November 1999

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

October 1999

10-22-99 Altoona Waste Hauler Sentenced

September 1999

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 Lives"
9-01-99 Miller Questions Publishers Clearing House Class Action Settlement

August 1999

8-12-99 31 N.W. Iowa School Districts Receiving $141,480 as a Result of Alleged Price-Fixing in School Milk Sales

June 1999

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.

May 1999

5-25-99 Toys 'R' Us Will Pay over $40 Million in Cash and Toys to Settle States' Antitrust Lawsuit
5-24-99 Iowa to receive $234 Million "Bonus" for its Work on Tobacco Lawsuit

April 1999

4-29-99 Georgia Telemarketer Pleads Guilty

March 1999

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

February 1999

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 Charge Filed
2-03-99 Miller Hails Decision in Northwest Airlines Case

January 1999

National Consumer Protection Week Focuses on Credit Issues