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Ohio targets pet adoption agency that allegedly misled, defrauded clients

Mark Iandolo Jun. 15, 2017, 8:00am

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced June 2 that his office has filed a lawsuit against European Adoption Consultants and owner Margaret Cole for allegations of misleading clients and taking payment for adoption services never performed.

Ohio targets 5 opioid manufacturers, alleging fraudulent marketing

Mark Iandolo Jun. 6, 2017, 9:16am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit May 31 against five prescription opioid manufacturers for allegations of fraudulent marketing about the risks of opioids.

Ohio attorney general targets contractor

Mark Iandolo Jun. 5, 2017, 9:33am

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced May 22 that his office has taken action to protect consumers, filing a complaint against George N. Krinos, who does business as Doors, Kitchens, and More Construction Co., for allegedly failing to deliver promised home improvement services to consumers.

Attorney general certifies petition seeking to change Ohio's congressional redistricting

Mark Iandolo Jun. 5, 2017, 9:26am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced May 22 that he has certified the petition that seeks to amend the Ohio Constitution and change the congressional redistricting process in the state.

Ohio joins coalition urging Senate to fix quirk in law related to health care fraud recoveries

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2017, 7:07am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced May 17 that he has been joined by 51 other attorneys general in urging the the Senate Finance Committee to look into an alleged quirk in federal law that prevents states from receiving equitable shares of health care fraud recoveries.

Ohio attorney general rejects petition to amend congressional redistricting process

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:54pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced May 4 that he has rejected a petition for a proposed Ohio constitutional amendment that would change Ohio's congressional redistricting process.

Ohio alcohol, drug outpatient provider settles for $1.4 million in Medicaid fraud case

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:52pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced April 28 that the Morrow Group LLC, a Dayton-area certified alcohol and drug outpatient center, and owner Clifford Morrow have been ordered to pay $1.4 million after allegations of billing for services that were never provided.

Ohio attorney general targets charitable organization, alleging identity theft

Mark Iandolo Apr. 19, 2017, 12:28pm

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Columbus charity operator Johnny R. Marcum and his organization, Central Ohio Sober Living, for allegations of violating state charitable laws and stealing clients' identities.

Ohio settles with operator of alleged charitable door-to-door scam

Mark Iandolo Mar. 17, 2017, 8:26am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced March 7 that Darnell Robinson, the operator of an organization called “Teens With Dreams” that collects money through door-to-door solicitations by children, will settle allegations that the money collected went to him rather than charity.

Ohio, West Virginia lead coalition opposing federal 'Stream Protection Rule'

Mark Iandolo Jan. 20, 2017, 8:45am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, announced Jan. 19 that a group of 13 states has challenged the federal government’s “Stream Protection Rule.”

Ohio AG targets two telemarketing groups for allegedly misleading consumers

Mark Iandolo Jan. 19, 2017, 10:04am

FREMONT, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit Jan. 6 against two telemarketing groups for allegedly misleading consumers – Buckeye Impact Group LLC and Premier Design Group LLC.

Autumn Health Care ordered to pay more than $167,000 after allegedly falsifying documents

Mark Iandolo Jan. 19, 2017, 9:52am

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Jan. 9 that Autumn Health Care of Zanesville Inc. will repay thousands of dollars it had obtained through allegedly fraudulent measures.

Adobe settles 2013 data breach case with 15 states

Michelle de Leon Jan. 4, 2017, 9:35am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Adobe Systems Inc. has settled its data breach case with several states following a lengthy legal battle that started in 2013.

Ohio, West Virginia attorneys general oppose Obama administration's Stream Protection Rule

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2016, 9:57am

COLUMBUS (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released comments on Dec. 19 expressing opposition to the federal government’s Stream Protection Rule.

Ohio lawmaker opposes term limits for state Supreme Court justices

S. Laney Griffo Dec. 23, 2016, 9:30am

COLUMBUS (Legal Newsline) - The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has certified a petition that would impose terms limits on the state Supreme Court.

Adapt Pharma to freeze public interest price of overdose drug

Mark Iandolo Dec. 2, 2016, 8:52am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Adapt Pharma will freeze the public interest price for its naxalone nasal spray in Ohio over the next year, state Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Nov. 25.

Ohio attorney general certifies petition calling for state supreme court term limits

Mark Iandolo Nov. 11, 2016, 10:54am

COLUMBUS (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced this week that his office has certified a petition for the proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution imposing term limits for Ohio Supreme Court members.

Attorney general accuses Ohio Auto Credit of Consumer Sales Practice Act violations

Mark Iandolo Oct. 12, 2016, 9:06am

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a lawsuit against Ohio Auto Credit LLC and its owners for allegations of failing to deliver motor vehicle titles to consumers as mandated by Ohio law.

Ohio attorney general charges two cemeteries with Consumer Sales Practice Act violations

Mark Iandolo Oct. 12, 2016, 9:03am

RAVENNA, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a lawsuit against the operators of two Ohio cemeteries – Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware County and Grandview Memorial Park in Portage County – for allegations of failing to deliver headstones, vaults and memorial items sold to consumers.

Ohio attorney general accuses Prime Technologies of telemarketing violations

Mark Iandolo May 4, 2016, 2:56pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against Prime Technologies LLC and operator Linda Brown Massey, alleging the company tricked consumers into thinking their computers were infected with a virus in order to profit.