DES MOINES, IOWA (April 25, 2019) — Deere & Co has agreed to pay $1 million for violating air-quality standards over a 12-to-13-year period at its diesel-engine testing center in Cedar Falls.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 22, 2019) — Tobacco companies involved in the 1998 landmark settlement have transferred about $49.5 million to the state treasury for this year's payment.

In the last 21 years, Iowa has received more than $1.25 billion in payments under the settlement. The state will continue to receive annual Master Settlement Agreement payments in perpetuity, based on the number of cigarettes sold in the United States. The MSA is the largest settlement in US history.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 8, 2019) — Iowans in the 56 counties declared disaster areas should look out for price-gouging and other scams, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller warns.

The Attorney General’s Office also advises consumers to be wary of home-repair scams and shady cleanup and construction contractors who tend to solicit victims of natural disasters. Many of these contractors come from out of state, seek business door-to-door, and ask for advance payment.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 3, 2019) — Iowans who purchased a deceptive weight-loss plan can receive refunds after Attorney General Tom Miller reached agreements with two chiropractors.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 2, 2019) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen are joining AARP Iowa for a statewide telephone town hall on April 10 at 10AM that will focus on protecting Iowans' savings from scammers and fraudulent investment schemes. Iowans are encouraged to participate in the telephone town hall and ask questions.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 18, 2019) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller filed a lawsuit Monday to shut down an alleged puppy-laundering ring, including dissolving two “pet rescue” non-profits accused of exporting designer-dogs from Iowa to pet-shops in other states.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 12, 2019) — Four national fast food franchisors will cease using “no-poach” agreements in a multistate settlement with a coalition of 14 attorneys general, including Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller. The agreements restrict the right of fast-food workers to move from one franchise to another within the same restaurant chain.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 29, 2019) — The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to shut down several Quad Cities-based advertising companies that are accused of continuing to defraud small businesses across the nation.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 5, 2019) — Older Iowans who receive official-looking mailers with “FREE government benefits” in large print should beware: A private company might be fishing for your information and trying to sell you insurance.

DES MOINES, IA (January 23, 2019) — The Iowa attorney general alleges that a Florida man associated with a telemarketing company has again run afoul of Iowa’s Consumer Fraud Act, seven years after being banned from soliciting Iowans.

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