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December 1998

12-31-98 Proposed Tobacco Legislation
12-30-98 Attorney General Investigates Weight-loss Claims
12-16-98 Miller Tackles "Identity Theft"
12-14-98 Attorney General Asks Court to Order American Family Publishers to Provide Information on its Sweepstakes
12-10-98 Miller: Hasbro will provide more than 4,700 new toys to "Toys for Tots" in Iowa under settlement of an antitrust case


November 1998

11-25-98 Las Vegas Contest Promoters Banned From Iowa, Ordered To Pay $90,000 For Targeting Elderly Iowans
11-23-98 Tobacco Settlement Final. Iowa's Share: $1.7 Billion
11-16-98 Miller and State Attorneys General Announce Tobacco Settlement Proposal
11-12-98 Miller Issues Warning about Charity Scams


October 1998

10-26-98 "Attorney General Warns Offices about Labor Poster Solicitation"
10-23-98 Attorney General Tom Miller Announces $1 million Settlement with Long Distance "Slammer"
10-12-98 Miller Announces "Office Scam Alert Project"


September 1998

9-22-98 Deadline Friday for Consumers and Businesses to File Comments on Airline Pricing and Competition.
9-08-98 States Fight for Competition in Airline Pricing
9-03-98 Las Vegas Telemarketer Going to Prison for Bilking Woman in Aplington Area in Northeast Iowa


August 1998

Dubuque Auto Dealer Ordered To Forfeit Dealer's License
Credit Companies to Pay or Credit 148 Iowa Consumers
Mail for Questionable "Veterans" Organization Impounded


July 1998

Miller: Used Car Buyers Gain Car Titles and Refunds
Miller: "Sweepstakes Clearinghouse" Ordered to Pay Iowa $90,000 and Comply With State Consumer Protection Law


June 1998

Tree-Trim Tips: Consumer Tips for Iowans with Storm-Damaged Trees
Attorney General Asks Court to Enforce Subpoena Seeking Information from Publishers Clearing House
Connecticut Mail-Order Health and Beauty Company Penalized for Misleading Ads and Marketing in Iowa


May 1998

Miller: AOL Landmark Settlement to Protect Consumers


April 1998

Miller: Beware of "Campus Card" Solicitation
Miller Leads Attorneys General in Joining Lawsuit Against Northwest Airlines


March 1998

Miller Calls for Caution on "Micro-Nutrient" Fertilizers
Miller Leads Challenge to Auto Salvage Bill Pending in U.S. Senate
Borden Dairy Paying $100,000 to Muscatine and Davenport-Area School Districts in Bid-Rigging Case
Miller Warns Iowans About "Nigeria Letter Scam


February 1998

Telephone Fraud Alert: "Cramming"
2-26-98 Attorney General Tom Miller, Letter to the Editor, New York Times


January 1998

"Sweep" of Funeral Homes by FTC and State Finds Important Consumer Protection Violations


December 1997

Miller is Guest Speaker at "Lemon Awards" for Bad Ads at National Press Club Event in Washington "Advertising has awesome power, and sometimes that power is not used all for the good," Iowa Attorney General says
Iowa Businesses are Receiving "Yellow Page" Solicitations that Look Like Invoices


November 1997

Miller Alleges Toys 'R' Us Stifled Price Competition
Miller: Be Alert for Coming "Power Scams"


October 1997

Miller Challenges Texas Company on "Negative Option" for 800-Number Directory "Service"
Jon Zuspann Banned from Auto Sales for 30 Years
Tree-Trim Tips: Consumer Tips for Iowans with Snow-storm Tree Damage


September 1997

Sears to Credit or Pay Iowa Consumers $950,000 in Case Concerning Illegal Debt Collection Practices
Miller: Publishers Clearing House Mailing Should be Read With Caution


August 1997

Miller: Office Depot Inc. Agrees to Change "Zero-Percent Interest" Advertising
Miller: Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against Campground Company Resolved
Presentation concerning the National Undercover Tape Library


July 1997

Three Mt. Pleasant Gasoline Retailers Pay $20,000 Each in Case of Alleged Price-Fixing Activity


June 1997

Miller: Sears Used Illegal Collection Practices


May 1997

Toner Pirate Sentenced in Iowa
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Pays $51,000 and Settles Consumer Protection Complaint


April 1997

Miller: Champion Auto Stores, Inc., Settles False Advertising Complaint
Miller and FTC Announce "Operation False Alarm"


February 1997

Internet Service Provider Will Give Refunds, Change Practices, and Pay Iowa $50,000


January 1997

AOL Agrees to Refunds and Other Measures to Solve On-Line Access Problems
Fort Dodge Defendants Face Charges of Conspiracy and Soliciting a False Auto Damage Disclosure Statement


December 1996

Mazda Will Change Lease Ads and Pay Iowa $42,500
New York "Pet Adoption" Organization Will Change Fundraising Solicitations and Pay $50,000 to Iowa Animal Shelters
AOL Agrees to Protect Customers as it Changes Pricing Plans
"Triad" Conference Tuesday on Fighting Crime Against Older Iowans

 

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