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Ohio consumers to receive $1.2 million of national settlement with PHH Mortgage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Jan. 3 that his office has joined 48 other states and the District of Columbia to secure $45 million in settlement funds from PHH Mortgage Corporation.

Ohio attorney general targets auto dealer that sold cars without titles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Nov. 2 his office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Koco Jovanovski for allegations of failing to deliver vehicle titles to consumers when operating his Remak Auto Sales business.

Ohio accuses Texas pipeline company of polluting state waters

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Nov. 3 that his office filed a lawsuit against Rover Pipeline LLC of Texas, alleging the pollution of Ohio waters while building a natural gas pipeline across the state.

Ohio attorney general's advisory group on student loan debt collection releases findings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney Mike DeWine announced June 22 that his advisory group on student loan debt collection issued a report on its findings.

Ohio targets pet adoption agency that allegedly misled, defrauded clients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.