Attorney General Sues 2 Lenders Accused Of Scamming MinnesotansThe lawsuit alleges the firms pressured people to sign over large amounts of their monthly pension payments in exchange for small loans.
Dayton Urges Special Session To Resolve Spending BillsGovernor Mark Dayton says it was his idea to veto all of the funding for the Minnesota Legislature.
Calif.-Based Internet Lender Owes Restitution To Minn. BorrowersA California-based internet lender has been barred from doing business in Minnesota unless it complies with state lending laws.
Carnival Company Sued After Failing To Show At Several EventsMinnesota's attorney general is suing a carnival company based in Anoka, saying it collected down payments from some local fair organizers but failed to show up with the rides, games and concessions as promised.
Make-A-Wish Minnesota Severs Ties With Car Donation FoundationMake-A-Wish Minnesota has cut ties with a vehicle-donation charity that is being investigated by Minnesota's attorney general. Car Donation Foundation was accused last week of putting little money toward its advertised mission while steering millions to for-profit companies owned by the group's founders.
Minnesota AG Sues Florida Student Loan Forgiveness CompanyThe growing problem of student debt, coupled with a tight job picture, is giving rise to an industry aimed at helping customers deal with debt repayment. But it is also the reason the Minnesota Attorney General is suing a Florida company, claiming it is misleading customers into thinking it will eliminate their student debt.
State AG: Companies Misled With Pricey Print SubscriptionsMinnesota's attorney general is suing four Oregon companies for magazine sales tactics she says are misleading and hurt seniors. Lori Swanson says the companies offered magazine and newspaper subscription renewals to Minnesotans at inflated rates.
GOP Lawmaker Asks For Probe Of MNsure Adviser DealA Republican legislator says Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson should consider seeking payback from a health care contractor hired to assist in the launch of the Minnesota insurance exchange.
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.
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.
Dems Have Money Edge In Key Minnesota RacesMinnesota Democrats enjoy campaign cash advantages in all races for statewide office as the party seeks to keep its current grip on state government power. The latest batch of fundraising reports was released Tuesday, two weeks ahead of a primary election that will set November matchups.
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.
Minn. AG, Milwaukee For-Profit School SettleMinnesota's attorney general has reached a settlement with a Milwaukee for-profit college that requires the institution to notify prospective students about the accreditation of certain programs and offer refunds to students who may not have had full information about what they needed for career certification.
Synthetic Drugs Hearing Scheduled In DuluthMinnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and a committee of state lawmakers will be talking about synthetic drugs in Duluth. Swanson and the newly formed Committee on Controlled Substances and Synthetic Drugs will hold a public hearing Friday to discuss public policy relating to synthetics.
Accretive Shares Plummet After Critical AG Report An Illinois medical debt collection company's stock is falling sharply after a critical report on its practices from the Minnesota attorney general.