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Attorney General DeWine Seeks Restitution for Consumers in Lawsuit Against Home Builder

(MEDINA, Ohio) - Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit today against Unmistakably Premier Homes, and its owner/operator Stephen M. Kovack, for unresolved warranty issues and failure to deliver. The suit seeks restitution for consumers, injunctive relief, and penalties from the Wadsworth-based company.

"For many of us, one of our biggest dreams is to own a home," said Attorney General DeWine. "It's a shame when others take advantage of that goal and turn buying a home into a nightmare."


Attorney General DeWine Offers Suggestions for Shopping Safely

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered tips and suggestions to help keep consumers safe from scams and within their budgets.

"This is an exciting and joyful time of year," said Attorney General DeWine. "But keeping an eye out for fraudsters and gimmicks, and clearly understanding the terms of a purchase will go a long way toward making sure the holidays are safe and hassle free."


DeWine, 41 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Extend Tax Relief for Distressed Homeowners

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined Attorneys General from 40 States and Guam in urging Congress to pass legislation extending tax relief for distressed homeowners who receive relief from the National Mortgage Settlement. The request was made in a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and other leaders of the House and Senate.


Unauthorized Health Care Provider Convicted, Sentenced

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Columbus man convicted of aggravated theft must now repay more than $100,000 to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). 


Attorney General DeWine Says Monitor's Report Shows Ohioans Have Begun to Take Advantage of National Mortgage Settlement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that today's release of a monitor's report shows that Ohioans have begun to take advantage of the consumer relief offered by the National Mortgage Settlement announced in March. According to the report, more than 4,500 Ohioans have received more than $165 million in consumer relief.


State Agents Arrest Man on Child Rape Allegation

Stephen Bush, 63, of Gallipolis is currently in the Gallia County Jail.  He was arrested on one charge of rape. 


Attorney General DeWine Announces Action Against Utah Businesses in Business Opportunity Sweep

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against three Utah-based companies that sold an online work-from-home program to Ohio consumers. The lawsuit charges the companies with violating state and federal law. The action is part of a nationwide enforcement sweep led by the Federal Trade Commission.
"In joining with the FTC and other states in these actions we can help protect against these scams and alert citizens to this issue," said Attorney General DeWine. "Consumers need to be very careful before entering into a business opportunity plan. In this case, the businesses were marketing to Ohio consumers but they weren't following Ohio law."


Attorney General DeWine and 37 Attorneys General Reach $90 Million Settlement with GlaxoSmithKline

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he and 37 other Attorneys General reached a $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC to resolve allegations that GlaxoSmithKline unlawfully promoted its diabetes drug, Avandia®. Ohio is expected to receive $3 million.

The Attorneys General allege that GlaxoSmithKline engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by misrepresenting to physicians and prescribers Avandia's cardiovascular risks and safety profile.


Attorney General DeWine Announces New Efforts to Fight Synthetic Drugs

Attorney General DeWine Announces New Efforts Today Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that he is intensifying his efforts to fight the abuse and sale of synthetic drugs such as bath salts and herbal incense. to Fight Synthetic Drugs


Attorney General DeWine Unveils New Prescription Drug Drop Box

Today Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined Delhi Township Police Chief James Howarth to unveil one of the first new prescription drug drop boxes now in use in southern Ohio.

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