Iowa Attorney General News

Iowa attorney general: Telemarketer lied about being blind, sale proceeds helping the disabled

By Marian Johns | Feb 13, 2019

DES MOINES — A telemarketer and the Alabama-based telemarketing firm he works for have agreed to settle allegations by the Iowa Attorney General's Office that the solicitor lied about being blind and about sales of products helping those who are disabled.

IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Miller joins $1.5 million settlement with Neiman Marcus over data breach

By Press release submission | Jan 9, 2019

The Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement several policies to resolve an investigation with 43 states and the District of Columbia into the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores in the United States, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Tuesday.

IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Miller announces $68 million multistate settlement with UBS for manipulating interest rates

By Press release submission | Dec 26, 2018

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced a $68 million, 40-state settlement with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate).

IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Satellite TV companies to pay Iowa $52,000 for consumer fraud violations

By Press release submission | Dec 3, 2018

When shopping for satellite TV providers, consumers need a finely tuned antenna to avoid bad deals.

IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Dairy pays $100,000 penalty for air-quality violations

By Press release submission | Nov 16, 2018

A Northeast Iowa cheesemaker has paid a $100,000 penalty and agreed to install $1.4 million in pollution-control measures after violating air quality limits for 12 years.

Iowa attorney general alleges Belle Plaine resident illegally burned items containing asbestos

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

DES MOINES — An Iowa resident faces a lawsuit by the state for the alleged illegal burning of items containing asbestos near a residential area, despite his request to burn being denied by county fire officials, the Iowa Attorney General's Office said.

Louisiana company who charged Iowa truckers for updating their USDOT information to issue refunds

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Owners of Iowa trucking companies will receive funds from a Louisiana company who charged truckers $99 to update their bi-annual information with the U.S. Department of Transportation, which can be done for free on a federal government website.

Iowa attorney general backs new polices to reduce adult smoking rate

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has submitted a policy paper to the federal government and public health experts recommending new polices on e-cigarettes and a public information campaign that he says will drive the adult smoking rate below 10 percent over the next three years.

Illinois, Iowa attorneys general encourage FCC to fight Tribune, Sinclair merger

By Marian Johns | Jun 29, 2018

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in an effort to stop the proposed merger of the Tribune Media Company and Sinclair Broadcasting Group Inc., which she alleges will limit consumer choice and diversity.

Iowa attorney general secures $129,855 for consumers allegedly victimized by contractor

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 11, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced June 1 that Joshua Joseph Auten, owner of Over the Top Construction, will pay $129,855 and comply with several requirements after allegations of making misrepresentations to consumers in violation of the state’s Consumer Fraud Act.

Iowa attorney general condemns federal actions that could harm nursing home patients

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 11, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced May 31 he has joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general in condemning federal actions that they say will delay enforcement protections for beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid who receive care in skilled nursing facilities.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Iowans eligible for Corinthian Colleges restitution

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 24, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced April 20 that more than 500 Iowans who were students of schools operated by for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. will be eligible for cancellation of federal student loans.

Iowa judge cracks down on alleged mail solicitation scheme targeting the elderly

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 2, 2016

DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has announced a Polk County judge has ordered Robert C. Schneider of Schneider Creative to pay $100,000 for his role in allegedly designing mail solicitations that misled and cheated elderly consumers.

Internet marketing training company to cease Iowa solicitation

By Daniel Daw | Apr 16, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced at the end of March that it has reached an agreement with an internet marketing and training company to cease solicitation to Iowa residents.

Iowa AG alleges consumer fraud against Success Publishers

By Daniel Daw | Apr 16, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced this month that money-making schemes and other mail-based announcements of this kind from a New Jersey company will stop targeting state residents.

Iowa AG joins challenge against US Foods, Sysco merger

By Mark Payne | Feb 20, 2015

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined in on the fight to stop US Foods and Sysco from merging on Thursday.

Iowa store fined for allegedly selling synthetic drugs

By Mark Payne | Jan 23, 2015

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller recently received a court order against the owners of a Shop N Save in Polk County that will require them to pay $50,000 in penalties to the state and stop selling synthetic drugs.

Calif. public record firm prohibited from doing business in Iowa

By Mark Payne | Jan 14, 2015

An Iowa judge issued an injunction on Tuesday against Record Transfer Services, LLC requiring the California firm to immediately cease operations in the state after Attorney General Tom Mill filed a suit alleging consumer fraud.

7 companies face suits for allegedly violating Iowa One Call law

By Mark Payne | Dec 31, 2014

Seven companies face lawsuits after the companies violated an Iowa law that requires companies to call and notify a call center when excavating near a gas pipe, according to an announcement today by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.

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