Maine Office of the Attorney General News

Consumers to receive $3.5 million as part of FTC settlement with company promoting weight loss

By Marian Johns | Feb 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Maine Attorney General's Office have reached settlements with two companies who both falsely marketed weight loss supplements that will result in nearly $3.5 million in refunds going to consumers affected by the alleged scam.

MAINE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Janet Mills receives Innovation in Financial Capability Award

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills was honored at Region Two School of Applied Technology in Houlton with the 2018 Financial Capability Innovation Award, presented by the nation’s leading technology innovator, EVERFI, Inc. The award recognized the Attorney General’s significant efforts to improve the financial literacy of Maine students through unique digital learning initiatives.

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.

Maine, FTC target alleged weight loss supplement scammers

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 21, 2018

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills announced Feb. 6 that the state will work with the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Marketing Architects Inc., a Minnesota company, for allegations of using false, misleading and deceptive claims while marketing and promoting the weight loss supplements “AF Plus” and “Final Trim.”

Maine, FTC target marketers of Flexiprin, Cogniprin for alleged deceptive tactics

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 9, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) — Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced Feb. 22 that her office and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have filed a complaint against nine defendants for an allegedly deceptive campaign to sell health supplements in violation of both state and federal laws.

Maine AG files suit over Volkswagen's alleged national fraud scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 17, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) – Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced a lawsuit Jan. 6 against Volkswagen AG and its affiliates Audi AG and Porsche AG, as well as their American subsidiaries, for selling diesel automobiles with defeat devices designed to circumvent emissions controls.

Maine attorney general targets travel businessman Barry Somes

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 9, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) — Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills took action against Barry Somes of Cumberland Center, filing a complaint alleging he violated the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Two Maine supplement companies settle with the state after claims of deceptive advertising

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 7, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission, along with Maine’s Office of the Attorney General, reached a settlement with Direct Alternatives and Original Organics LLC to resolve allegations of deceptive claims and advertising.

Maine alleges EPA is setting double standard for water quality in state

By Emily Moore | Oct 31, 2015

Maine will amend a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to challenge alleged unlawful actions creating a double standard regarding water quality protections in the state.

Maine AG settles case with plumbing company

By Shaun Zinck | Mar 31, 2015

Bath Fitter will pay up to $750,000 in fines for allegedly violating state laws.

Sirius XM Radio reaches settlement with 44 states

By Mark Payne | Dec 12, 2014

Sirius XM Radio, Inc. has reached a $3.8 million settlement with 44 states, including Maine, Attorney General Janet Mills attorney announced on Thursday.

Maine AG obtains proposed judgment against used car dealer

By Bryan Cohen | Aug 1, 2014

Story CopyAUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - Maine Attorney General Janet Mills announced a proposed consent judgment on Thursday against a used car dealer who allegedly engaged in unscrupulous business practices.

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