Ohio Office of the Attorney General News

Ohio joins 48 other state attorneys general supporting Medicaid Fraud Control Unit legislation

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 2, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced March 28 that he has joined a bipartisan coalition of 48 other state attorneys general and the National Association of Attorneys General in supporting a bill that would improve states’ ability to go after entities that abuse and neglect Medicaid beneficiaries.

Arkansas AG, GOP colleagues criticized litigation strategy on climate, embrace it on opioids

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 20, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was a vocal critic of the aggressive litigation tactics her Democratic colleagues used against the oil industry over climate change. But she’s taken a different approach toward the opioid crisis.

Ohio targets Monsanto for damages related to years of PCB manufacturing

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 12, 2018

​CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced March 5 that his office is suing Monsanto over allegations of producing and selling toxic chemical compounds known as PCBs despite knowing the products were hazardous.

Proposed Ohio Constitution amendment would establish minimum patient standards for dialysis treatment

By Marian Johns | Feb 20, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Through a recently certified petition, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is advocating an amendment to the state's constitution designed to ensure that kidney dialysis clinics provide quality and affordable treatment to patients.

Ohio attorney general alleges DuPont has been releasing PFOA into Ohio River for decades

By Marian Johns | Feb 14, 2018

MARIETTA, Ohio — Ohio'Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against DuPont alleging the company has been releasing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) into the Ohio River for decades.

Repair All PC, others banned from tech support business

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 8, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 29 that Repair All PC and several related companies and individuals have been banned from the tech support business as part of settlements with the FTC and the State of Ohio.

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 11, 2018

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

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 21, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 21, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 29, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 15, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 6, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 5, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 5, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | May 26, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | May 8, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | May 8, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 19, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 17, 2017

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'

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 20, 2017

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.”

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