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Attorney General DeWine Sues Alan Ray Bridal for Consumer Law Violations

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Alan Ray Bridal and its owner Alan Ray Church for violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act. The business did not notify its customers when it closed and left many consumers with unfulfilled orders.
“In what is supposed to be a happy occasion in life, many brides were left without their dresses when Alan Ray Bridal abruptly closed,” Attorney General DeWine said. “This action sends a message that it is unacceptable for any business to close without first fulfilling its obligations to paying consumers.”


Akron Dry Cleaning Business to Pay Penalty for Violating Ohio's Environmental Laws

In a settlement with Ohio EPA and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, the owner of Belle-Aire Cleaners in Akron agreed to pay a $10,000 penalty for violating Ohio's air pollution control laws at a dry cleaning business located at 649 Storer Avenue.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement with American Home Mortgage Servicing

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced an agreement with American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc. (AHMSI) to settle a 2009 lawsuit filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court that alleged AHMSI violated Ohio consumer law by providing inadequate services to consumers seeking loan modifications.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Total of 667 Internet Cafes Operating in Ohio; Renews Call for Regulation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office received 667 affidavits from owners of internet cafes. The affidavits were required as part of Am. Sub. H.B. 386 which put a moratorium on any new electronic sweepstakes parlors or internet cafés. All sweepstakes establishments in existence and operating prior to the effective date of the legislation, which was June 11, 2012, were required to complete an affidavit of existence.  The deadline to submit the affidavits to the Attorney General’s Office was July 11, 2012.


Attorney General DeWine Announces Internet Cafes Registration Requirement

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that new state legislation now effective bans any new openings of electronic sweepstakes establishments, commonly called Internet cafes. It also places filing requirements on any Internet cafes operating as of today.

“These places have popped up across Ohio and they have been unregulated,” said Attorney General DeWine. “This is a step in the right direction toward protecting Ohioans who play these games.”


Attorney General DeWine Files Lawsuit Against Ashtabula Driving School

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Ashtabula Driving School for failing to provide driving lessons to consumers who paid upfront for its services.


Attorney General DeWine Recovers $1.97 Million from Commercial Casualty Insurer

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that The ACE Group, a commercial casualty insurer with operations worldwide, has agreed to pay $1.97 million to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of Ohio's antitrust laws.


43 Law Enforcement Officers Receive Awards at 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that 43 law enforcement officers and several task forces were recognized with awards at the 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference.


2011 Ohio Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony Honors Four

(LONDON, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine gave the keynote address today at the 2011 Ohio Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony on the grounds of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio.


Attorney General Announces Significant Recovery Rate of Missing Children in 2011

The Attorney General’s Office released its Missing Children Clearinghouse 2011 Annual Report May 25th, in conjunction with National Missing Children’s Day.

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