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2012 Consumer News Releases

January 2013

1-24-13 Miller Supports Cordray for CFPB Post
1-4-13 Payment Claim Deadline Nears for Qualified Iowa Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure
1-2-13 Miller Pleased Congress Extends Debt Forgiveness Relief Law in “Fiscal Cliff” Deal

December 2012

12-04-12 Miller Cautions Nationwide Insurance and Allied Insurance Customers, and Those Who May Have Sought Quotes from Companies, about Data Breach

November 2012

11-20-12 Miller, Attorneys General Ask Congress to Extend Tax Relief for Distressed Homeowners
11-15-12 Miller and 37 Attorneys General Reach $90 Million Diabetes Drug Settlement with GlaxoSmithKline
11-08-12 Cedar Rapids Used Car Dealer Agrees to Refunds, Changes after State Alleged Loan Disclosure, Fee & Contract Violations
11-02-12 Judges Order Two Arizona Telemarketers to Stop Targeting Iowans

October 2012

10-17-12 U.S. Attorney General Awards Assistant Iowa Attorney General Second Highest Employee Performance Award: Patrick Madigan a key negotiator in $25 billion national mortgage settlement
10-09-12 Miller, Attorneys General Urge Congress to Reject Bill Reducing Oversight of Payday Lenders

September 2012

9-24-12 Qualified Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure to Receive Mailing, May Be Eligible for Payment
9-17-12 Oregon-based Buying Club Membership Operation Agrees to Refunds for Iowa Consumers
9-10-12 Workplace Labor Poster Company Agrees to Changes After State Alleges Deceptive Marketing, Pays $30,000 to State Fund
9-7-12 Oregon-based Buying Club Membership Operation Agrees to Refunds for Iowa Consumers
9-7-12 Ottumwa Used Car Dealer Agrees to Changes after State Alleged Unlawful Repossessions

August 2012

8-30-12 Miller, Two States Reach Agreement with E*Trade and TradeKing in Investigation of Retail Securities Brokerage Industry
8-30-12 Miller, Attorneys General Reach $69 Million Agreement with Three Major Publishers over E-book Price-fixing Allegations
8-30-12 Miller and 36 Attorneys General Reach Landmark $181 Million Settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals
8-29-12 Monitor’s “First Take” Report Shows Mortgage Settlement Impacting Iowa, National Foreclosures
8-15-12 Miller Sues Florida Fundraiser, Alleges Callers Seeking Donations Deceived Iowans -- Courtesy Health Watch raised money for several non-profit organizations

July 2012


7-31-12 Judge Issues Injunction against Arizona Telemarketer, Miller Sues Company
7-20-12 Mason City Used Vehicle Dealer Agrees to Comply with Truth in Lending Act, Discontinue Unlawful Disclosure Practices
7-18-12 Miller, 11 States Settle with US Fidelis, Secure $13 Million in Consumer Restitution Despite Bankruptcy Filing
7-18-12 Attorney General, Iowa DOT Reach $145,000 Settlement with Iowa Concrete Company Convicted of Manipulating Market
7-18-12 Online Buying Club Merchant to Refund Iowa Consumers
7-11-12 Iowa Settles Investigation of For-Profit Schools Web PromoterJudge Issues Injunction against what Attorney General Calls “Predatory Scheme” Targeting Iowa Businesses

June 2012

6-27-12 Iowa Settles Investigation of For-Profit Schools Web PromoterMiller & State Attorneys General Ask Movie Studios to Stop Depicting Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies
6-12-12 Des Moines Used Car Dealer to Cease Illegal Charges, Refund Customers
6-7-12 Judge Bars Urbandale Man from Foreclosure ConsultingMiller & State Attorneys General Ask Movie Studios to Stop Depicting Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies
6-1-12 Judge Orders West Des Moines Contractor to Repay Customers $160,000, Bars Future Home ContractingMiller & State Attorneys General Ask Movie Studios to Stop Depicting Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies

May 2012

5-30-12 Miller, Attorneys General Urge Congress to Change For-Profit School Funding Rule Miller & State Attorneys General Ask Movie Studios to Stop Depicting Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies
5-7-12 Miller, State Attorneys General Reach $100 Million Settlement over Off-Label Marketing of Prescription Drug Depakote

April 2012

4-16-12 Miller Warns of Post-Tornado Scams, Announces Price Gouging Rules in Effect for Union & Fremont Counties
4-16-12 Miller Warns Iowans about Tree-Trimming Scams
4-13-12 Miller & Coalition of State Attorneys General Urge Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to Implement Homeowner Principal Forgiveness
4-12-12 Judge Orders Omaha Contractor to Comply with Consumer Fraud & Door-to-Door Sales Laws, Reimburse Iowa Customer
4-11-12 Miller Alleges U.S. Publishers Violate Antitrust Laws, E-Book Price-Fixing
4-06-12 Court Orders Finalize $25 Billion National Mortgage Servicing Settlement

March 2012

3-30-12 Miller Settles with Muscatine Used Vehicle Dealer
3-26-12 Miller Settles with Iowa Door-to-Door Meat Seller

February 2012

2-23-12 Iowans Now Receiving Refunds of Unlawful Membership Charges by Ohio Marketing Company
2-22-12 Miller Joins Attorneys General in Challenging Google on New Privacy Policy
2-09-12 Miller Announces $25 Billion Joint State-Federal Mortgage Servicing Settlement on Foreclosure Wrongs
2-06-12 Iowa Part of Multistate Settlement with Debt Collector NCO Financial Systems

January 2012

1-12-12 Alabama Telemarketer Barred from Calling Iowans  
1-04-12 Miller Applauds Cordray CFPB Appointment