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Lori Swanson

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Court Orders Multi-Million Judgment Against Internet Lender

For struggling families living paycheck to paycheck, internet deals offering a short-term payday loan can appear appealing. But for many customers, what was intended to help them out when they are short of cash, can quickly grow into long-term headaches.

06/03/2013

Eric Kaler

U Of M Offers To Take Over Fairview Health

The University of Minnesota has proposed that it take over Fairview Health Services, the system that operates the university’s teaching hospital, a move that could pre-empt a merger between Fairview and Sanford Health.

04/04/2013

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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

Wind Turbine, Renewable Energy SD, The Mustard Seed

Turbine Company Faces Lawsuit After Allegedly Cheating Customers

The Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit Friday against Minnesota-based Renewable Energy SD.

01/25/2013

Wind Turbine, Renewable Energy SD, The Mustard Seed

Minn. AG Sues Wind Power Developer, Alleging Fraud

A lawsuit by Minnesota’s attorney general alleges farmers were duped by a South Dakota-chartered wind energy developer who didn’t deliver on promises of equipment and financing.

01/25/2013

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Minn. AG: Debt Buyers Should Make Case In Court

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.

01/14/2013

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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

Attorney Joe Anthony

Accretive Barred From Minn. For 6 Years

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.

07/30/2012

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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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Minn. AG: Law Permits Change In Ballot Title

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.

07/16/2012

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Pro-Amendment Group Suing Over Ballot Title

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.

07/09/2012

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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

Accretive Health 1Q Profit Soars, Forecast Falls

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.

05/09/2012

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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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