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Attorney General Will Probe Fairview Acquisition

Attorney General Lori Swanson says she is investigating the potential takeover of Fairview Health Services by a South Dakota-based company.

03/26/2013

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Swanson Seeks To Limit Interim Utility Rate Hikes

Minnesota’s attorney general is renewing a call for legislation to block utility companies from temporarily hiking their rates while they wait for state approval of permanent rate increases.

12/31/2012

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Minn. Settles Lawsuit With Debt Collection Company

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced a $500,000 settlement has been made in the wake of a lawsuit against Midland Funding.

12/12/2012

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AG Swanson: Accretive Health Will Cease Operations

Accretive Health, Inc. will cease all operations in the state of Minnesota, as announced by Attorney General Lori Swanson on Monday.

07/30/2012

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MN AG Expands Lawsuit Against Hospital Debt Firm

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has added new material to her lawsuit against a Chicago firm that helped some Minnesota hospitals collect debt from patients.

06/19/2012

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Chicago Mayor Contacts MN AG On Accretive Health Lawsuit

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to influence Minnesota’s investigation of Accretive Health.

05/08/2012

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Accretive Health Asks Judge To Toss MN AG’s Lawsuit

Accretive Health Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss the Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson’s lawsuit, saying Swanson’s accusations that the company broke patient privacy laws are “factually baseless and legally indefensible.”

04/30/2012

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MN’s AG Releases Scathing Report On Accretive Health Inc.

After a six month investigation, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson released a six-volume report Tuesday, saying Accretive Health, a Chicago-based medical debt collection company contracted by Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, aggressively collected debt from patients and misused private patient information.

04/24/2012

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Lawsuit: Accretive Health Inc. Broke Patient Privacy Laws

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing Accretive Health Incorporation, a debt collection agency. It stems from an incident last year when someone stole a laptop with medical information for more than 23,000 North Memorial and Fairview patients.

01/19/2012

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AG Swanson Urges Tougher Anti-Bullying Law

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says the state needs to “create a strong tone and school culture” against bullying with more investigation, reporting and discipline around cases.

11/23/2011

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Minnesota AG Suing 5 Payday Lenders

The Minnesota Attorney General is suing five short-term Internet lenders.

09/06/2011

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Propane Supplier Ferrellgas Settles Minn. Lawsuit

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says a propane gas supplier she sued two years ago over pricing and fees has settled with the state for $450,000.

08/23/2011

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Ohio’s AG Endorses Pawlenty For President

Ohio’s attorney general is backing former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s run for the White House.

07/11/2011

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Minn. AG Starts Legal Preparations For Shutdown

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson asked a state district court Monday to rule that some core functions of state government must continue even if a lingering stalemate over the budget forces it to shut down on July 1.

06/13/2011

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AG Asks To Suspend CenterPoint Tiered Gas Rates

Attorney General Lori Swanson says Centerpoint Energy is to blame for a “spike” in some people’s gas prices.

06/01/2011

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