DES MOINES, IOWA (October 22, 2020) — A Scott County judge has ordered a Quad Cities-based telemarketing operation to pay a judgment of more than $820,000 for defrauding small-business owners in at least 13 states.

District Judge Mark Fowler found in the ruling that Misty Barnes, Paul Michael Barnes, and their businesses had committed 19 violations of the Iowa Consumer Fraud Act.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 8, 2020) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined 27 other attorneys-general to obtain a $5-million judgment against Tennessee-based CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc., and its subsidiary, CHSPSC LLC. This judgment resolves an investigation of a data breach that affected approximately 6.1 million patients, including 7,002 Iowans.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 30, 2020) — Attorney General Tom Miller has joined 43 other AGs in a $39.5 million settlement with Anthem stemming from the massive 2014 data-breach that involved the personal information of 78.8 million Americans.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 29, 2020) — Nobody likes getting debt collection calls. But have you ever gotten one for a debt you already paid — or you know isn’t yours? Or have you been threatened and harassed by a debt collector until you paid up? If so, we want you to know how to protect yourself.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 24, 2020) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced a settlement by 48 states and the District of Columbia with C R Bard Inc and its parent company, Becton, Dickinson, and Co, requiring payment of $60 million for the deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical-mesh devices.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 15, 2020) — Attorney General Tom Miller has secured an agreement to obtain $1.3 million in debt relief for former ITT Tech students in Iowa as part of a settlement involving 48 attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 9, 2020) ― Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced a partnership today with social enterprise Summer to assist Iowa’s student-loan borrowers in securing relief in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 25, 2020) ― Honda has agreed to pay more than $85 million in a multistate settlement over allegations the automaker concealed safety issues related to defects in the frontal air-bag systems installed in certain Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the United States.

As a result of the settlement, the state of Iowa will receive nearly $1.25 million, Attorney General Tom Miller announced.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 19, 2020) ― Statement of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller:

"As per my agreement with Governor Kim Reynolds, I requested to join a lawsuit challenging changes at the US Postal Service. The governor did not consent.

"I’m very concerned about service and policy changes at the Post Office. Reports from the American Postal Workers Union indicate that mail delivery in Iowa has been slowed by limits on staff overtime and removal of automatic sorting machines.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 11, 2020) — Attorney General Tom Miller advised Iowans cleaning up from Monday's storm to beware of the potential for scams.

“Contractors we call ‘storm chasers’ head to these areas to convince storm victims to hire them on the spot for cleanup and repair work,” AG Miller said. “Homeowners must be prepared for these contractors’ pitches and promises."

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