Minnesota’s attorney general is seeking legislation that would force companies that buy bad debts to prove in court that they’re using reliable information when they target debtors for repayment.
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.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced a $500,000 settlement has been made in the wake of a lawsuit against Midland Funding.
In a settlement Monday, Accretive Health agreed to stay out of Minnesota for as long as six years. It will also pay the state $2.5 million.
Accretive Health, Inc. will cease all operations in the state of Minnesota, as announced by Attorney General Lori Swanson on Monday.
Minnesota’s attorney general argued Monday that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was acting within his power when he revised the title of a ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage.
Backers of a constitutional amendment defining marriage in Minnesota are accusing two state officials of overstepping their bounds and improperly manipulating the title of the question that will appear on the November ballot.
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.
Accretive Health Inc.’s first-quarter earnings soared, but the company, which helps hospitals manage their revenue cycles, cut its 2012 forecast due to business problems in Minnesota prompted by a lawsuit from that state’s attorney general.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to influence Minnesota’s investigation of Accretive Health.
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.”
An Illinois medical debt collection company’s stock is falling sharply after a critical report on its practices from the Minnesota attorney general.
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton won’t make another move on a daycare unionization push until after a Minnesota judge issues a written order explaining his reasons for sidetracking a planned vote by in-home providers.
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.
The Minnesota Attorney General is suing five short-term Internet lenders.
Minnesota’s highest court has dismissed a petition from four Republican state senators seeking to prevent the judicial branch from authorizing state spending in a government shutdown.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is asking a judge to order that Minnesota’s courts continue to operate if state government shuts down on July 1.
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.
Attorney General Lori Swanson says Centerpoint Energy is to blame for a “spike” in some people’s gas prices.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is accusing a major debt buyer of hounding people for debts they didn’t owe or already paid years earlier.
With U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar at her side, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania-based long-distance service Friday as part of a crackdown on a phone-billing practice known as cramming.
Putting purchases onto plastic is a way of life in our consumer-driven society. And of all the credit cards issued, one-in-four Americans has the card “that pays to Discover.” The Delaware-based credit card company reported a 2009 net income of $1.3 billion.