DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ordered a Quad Cities couple who operated two telemarketing firms to pay $820,000 for consumer fraud.
Google's own engineers were troubled by the way the company secretly tracked the movements of people who didn't want to be followed until a 2018 Associated Press investigation uncovered the...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a Vermont man who traveled to an Atlantic City casino for a poker tournament that wound up being canceled....
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general has ordered three unlicensed debt collectors to stop doing business in the state.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and the American Petroleum Institute on Wednesday, alleging they deceived and defrauded Minnesotans...
PHOENIX (AP) — Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general has obtained an injunction against a New Jersey-based vaping company he recently sued that bars the company from marketing or selling any of its products...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota attorney general's office is warning about a scam involving bogus contractors who have been taking advantage of unsuspecting rural homeowners in the oil...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general on Tuesday sued e-cigarette giant Juul Labs for alleged violations of state consumer fraud laws, becoming the latest state to go after the company as...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's attorney general is suing members of the family that controls OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, accusing them of consumer fraud, negligence and creating a public...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top attorney is accusing former opioid manufacturer executives of trying to sell a prescription drug through unethical means.
It's not yet last call for a New Jersey man's lawsuit claiming TGI Fridays broke consumer fraud laws by not publishing drink prices.
A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a lower court...
PHOENIX (AP) — A former senior executive with a Chandler-based opioid manufacturer will pay $9.5 million to settle a consumer fraud suit.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general announced a lawsuit Friday against a California company that sells mail-order firearms parts that can be turned into working weapons, the first...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Attorney General's Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated...
Super Bowl tickets don't figure to get any easier to come by — or any cheaper, probably — after a court ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by a fan against the National Football League.
New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled that the NFL didn't violate state consumer fraud laws with its ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, a decision that likely will spell defeat for a federal lawsuit that seeks potentially millions of dollars in damages.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general sued Comcast/Xfinity on Friday, alleging that the company has overcharged thousands of consumers for cable TV packages, charged them for unordered equipment and services, and failed to deliver on promised Visa gift cards.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson's lawsuit against Comcast (all times local):
Cable and internet provider Comcast is defending itself against a consumer fraud lawsuit filed by Minnesota's attorney general.
The lawsuit filed Friday alleges that the company has overcharged thousands of consumers for cable TV packages, charged them for unordered equipment and services, and failed to deliver on promised Visa gift cards.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Free HBO or Showtime, video streaming services and cash refunds are coming to some Charter Communications customers across New York under a $174.2 million settlement with the state attorney general's office over slower-than-promised internet speeds.
The National Football League defended itself Thursday against charges that its ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl violated New Jersey's consumer fraud law, in arguments before the state Supreme Court that reached a granular level with disputes over words in the statute including "the" and "those."
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota attorney general's consumer protection division has obtained a $5,650 civil judgment against a LaMoure man and his company for violating consumer fraud and contractor licensing laws.
CHICAGO (AP) — A prominent Chicago-area volleyball coach wants a judge to dismiss a novel lawsuit claiming he broke consumer fraud law by not telling athletes he trained recently about decades-old allegations he'd sexually abused several girls in the 1980s.
PHOENIX (AP) — State prosecutors have announced the filing of a consumer fraud lawsuit against Arizona-based DIY Neurocare of America.
The suit alleges DIY Neurocare refused to issue refunds to elderly consumers for LED light systems that supposedly treated symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and other ailments.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (burn-o-vich) says DIY Neurocare sold the LED light systems for about $4,000 apiece and touted a no-risk, 100 percent money-back guarantee.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has reached a $40 million settlement with Volkswagen over advertising claims in a nationwide emissions cheating scandal, state Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Wednesday.
Under the settlement, Volkswagen must pay individual Arizonan consumers who bought or leased qualifying diesel vehicles manufactured by VW, Audi and Porsche from 2008 through 2015 up to $1,000 each for a combined $10.5 million in direct restitution.
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Bullhead City jet ski rental company has been ordered to pay $100,000 in consumer restitution to settle misleading and false advertising claims.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich (burn-o-vich) says Malows Jet Ski Rentals advertised all-day $65 jet ski rentals but consumers were charged up to $299 on Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Brnovich says the consent decree resolves a consumer fraud lawsuit filed by the AG's Office last year.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware-based auto service contract company is under investigation following complaints from customers around the country.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has ruled that the owner of two rental car companies in Phoenix must pay $1.85 million for defrauding Arizona consumers.
The verdict was announced Wednesday by the Arizona Attorney General's Office.
State prosecutors filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Dennis Saban and his companies in 2014 after an undercover investigation found consumers were improperly charged extra fees by Phoenix Car Rental and Saban's Rent-A-Car.
PARIS (AP) — French consumer fraud authorities are investigating a promotional campaign for Nutella that prompted scuffles in several supermarkets — and even a police intervention.
The Finance Ministry's fraud agency said Tuesday it will examine whether the campaign by the Intermarche supermarket chain violated pricing regulations. An official with the agency would not give further details.
CHICAGO (AP) — IPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying Apple's silence led them to wrongly conclude that their only option was to buy newer, pricier iPhones.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judgment that resolved a consumer-fraud lawsuit against an attorney cannot be used against him in a pending attorney-disciplinary case, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
The 6-to-1 decision was made in an appeal filed on behalf of attorney Brent Randall Phillips, who was accused in a lawsuit filed by the state of using fraudulent and deceptive practices in offering loan-modification services to Arizona homeowners who were facing foreclosure.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing restaurant chain TGI Friday's violated consumer fraud laws with its drink pricing can't go ahead as a class action that could have included millions of members, but a similar case involving Carrabba's Italian Grill restaurants can, New Jersey's state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general's office and federal authorities have filed a complaint against three corporations and six individuals accused of falsely advertising, marketing, distributing and selling pills for joint pain and memory problems.
PHOENIX (AP) — An automobile glass company is banned from making telemarketing calls for six years as part of a settlement in an Arizona consumer fraud lawsuit.
The Arizona Attorney General's Office says that under the settlement, Larmore Auto Glass admitted to placing illegal telemarketing calls to Arizonans listed on the National Do Not Call Registry.
Authorities say the company has agreed to pay the state $50,000 in civil penalties.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Attorney General's Office is accusing a Phoenix-based travel arrangement company of using deceptive sales tactics to get customers to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars in vacation packages.
The lawsuit alleges Arch Vacations Inc. violated the Consumer Fraud Act through several misleading practices, including not providing consumers with pertinent information.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says a Williston woman has violated the state's consumer fraud laws by selling spots to a bogus vendor show.
Stenehjem has issued a cease-and-desist order against Mandi Pankowski. She allegedly used Facebook to recruit people who operate home-based businesses and sold spots to them for a vendor show scheduled in Dickinson. The show did not take place.