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Attorney General DeWine Warns of Medicare Scams as Open Enrollment Comes to a Close

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of callers who pretend to be from Medicare and ask for personal information. Several Ohio consumers have reported potential Medicare scams to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. While many consumers recognize the scam and hang up on the caller, others do not realize the ploy until they have already provided their personal information.


Attorney General DeWine Urges FTC to Limit Alcohol Servings in Four Loko Settlement

Attorney General Mike DeWine and 34 other Attorneys General, along with the San Francisco City Attorney, have filed comments responding to the Federal Trade Commission's proposed settlement with Phusion Projects, LLC regarding its deceptive marketing of the flavored malt beverage "Four Loko" in super-sized 12 percent alcohol/23.5-ounce cans.


Attorney General DeWine Upholds Ohio Law on Brine Disposal

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has determined that certain permits governing treatment and disposal of brine from oil and gas wells, issued in Trumbull County by the former Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, were not issued legally. 


Attorney General DeWine Testifies for Tougher Cyber Crime Laws

On November 16, 2011, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine testified before committees of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate on companion bills calling for the adoption of tougher laws dealing with cyber fraud that would give the Attorney General's Office authority to investigate cyber fraud crimes and prepare cases for local prosecution.


Attorney General DeWine Swears in 12 New Assistant Attorneys General

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today swore in 12 attorneys as Assistant Attorneys General with the office. They join more than 400 attorneys working with the office on behalf of Ohioans.


Attorney General DeWine Supports Expansion of Driving Angels Driving Program in Hamilton County

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today attended an event in Sycamore Township (Hamilton County) announcing that the Driving Angels program, which has been offered in Western Hamilton County since 2009, will now be offered in Eastern Hamilton County as well.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Cleveland TV Retailer for Consumer Law Violations

On November 16, 2011 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the filing of a lawsuit against Cleveland-based retailer Northeast Electronics, Inc. for multiple violations of Ohio consumer law.


Attorney General DeWine Says Ohio Will Receive $23 Million in Vioxx Settlement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined with 42 other states and the federal government in reaching an agreement with Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. to settle civil and criminal allegations that Merck marketed its drug Vioxx for uses not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), misrepresented the cardiovascular safety issues relating to the drug, and otherwise made false and misleading representations about Vioxx.


Attorney General DeWine Praises Senate Passage of Cyber Fraud Legislation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine applauded today’s passage of legislation in the Ohio Senate that strengthens laws pertaining to cyber fraud. Senate Bill 223, which was approved unanimously, gives the Attorney General’s Office authority to investigate cyber fraud crimes and prepare cases for local prosecution.


Attorney General DeWine Praises Indictments in Norman Case

Attorney General Mike DeWine today praised the indictments and arrests made in the case of the death of 14-year-old Makayla Norman, who had cerebral palsy and was under medical care. Her death was ruled a homicide by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

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