Minn. Attorney General Goes After Car Donation FoundationThe nation's largest nonprofit for car donations is accused of misleading the public about millions of dollars worth of donations. The Car Donation Foundation is accused of paying $36 million to two corporations owned by the executives who managed the charity between 2011 and 2014.
Minn. AG Alleges Wadena Process Server Filed False ClaimsThe Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a Wadena process service company and one of its former employees saying they falsely claimed some individuals were served with debt collection lawsuits.
Democrat Swanson Wins 3rd Term As Attorney GeneralMinnesota voters have re-elected Lori Swanson to a third term as attorney general, extending the DFL Party's 43-year lock on the office. Swanson defeated GOP state Sen. Scott Newman of Hutchinson. Swanson campaigned on her record of consumer protection as the state's chief legal officer.
Minnesota AG Sues Texas Credit Card Firm Minnesota's attorney general is suing a Texas credit card processor, accusing it of misleading small businesses with promises of cost savings and then charging higher hidden fees.
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State Warns Consumers About Aftermarket Auto WarrantiesThey are sold to vehicle owners to give added peace of mind in the event of serious repairs, but Minnesota's Attorney General Lori Swanson is warning consumers about extended warranty coverage that fails to live up to the promise.
Wisconsin Appeals Gay Marriage Case To SCOTUSWisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. Van Hollen, a Republican, filed the request Tuesday. It's unclear when the high court might respond.
Minn. AG Files Suit Against MN School Of Business, Globe UniversityThe Minnesota General Attorney has filed a lawsuit against two for-profit colleges, claiming they misrepresented the job opportunities that would be available to their criminal justice graduates. On Tuesday, Lori Swanson announced that a suit had been filed against the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University.
State Capitol Renovation Enters Major PhaseCall it the mother of all fixer-uppers. If you've been watching the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol recently, you ain't seen nothin' yet. The $272 million dollar renovation enters a major new phase this week, with most of the Capitol shut off from the public for the first time in its 109-year history.
Wisconsin Judge Tells Same-Sex Couples To Hold OnA federal judge has scheduled a hearing on the Wisconsin attorney general's request to put gay marriages on hold in the state. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb scheduled the hearing for 1 p.m. Monday.
Ex-Lawmaker Runs For AG As Green Party Candidate A former Democratic state representative filed to run for Minnesota attorney general Tuesday as a Green Party candidate, saying voters aren't content with the two established parties and are looking for a viable alternative to be the state's lead lawyer.