Feb 09 2009
A TV commercial for the Yaz birth control pill showed women singing “We’re not gonna take it,” while kicking and punching balloons printed with words such as “irritability,” “moodiness” and “bloating.” Alas, suggestions that the Yaz birth control pill could treat premenstrual syndrome and all severities of acne were exaggerated, say a group of 27 attorneys general. ...
Feb 06 2009
Pink elephants may go mysteriously unnoticed, but not BlueHippo. The company, which pitches personal computers to those with less-than-perfect credit, was the target of a federal lawsuit resolved last year. BlueHippo made a splash again when the Washington Attorney General’s Office announced today that it, too, reached a settlement.
Feb 04 2009
A father-and-sons contracting business that built up a heap of customer complaints about shoddy service and unfair billing practices agreed to partial refunds for homeowners under two settlements announced today by the Washington Attorney General’s Office.
Feb 03 2009
A New York-based charity named the Reserve Police Officers Association agreed to stop soliciting donations in Washington under an agreement with the Attorney General’s Office.
Jan 20 2009
Macy's and Nordstrom are among the retailers giving away free cosmetics today. The freebies are the result of a 2004 legal settlement in a case that accused cosmetics companies and department stores of price fixing.
Jan 12 2009
Dude, you might have a Dell settlement check coming! Attorney General Rob McKenna announced today an agreement between the Attorneys General of 34 states and Dell under which Dell will provide restitution to customers who experienced problems with the company’s financing promotions, rebate offers, technical support and repair policies.
Dec 16 2008
Airborne is the top-selling product in the cold and cough aisles of major retailers. But it’s not a cold-buster, say state attorneys general. Just in time for the sniffling season, attorneys general in 32 states and the District of Columbia announced that they, too, have reached a settlement with the makers of the popular effervescent tablet.
Dec 16 2008
Some 740,000 consumers were recently mailed checks for $149 from the U.S. District Court Settlement Administrator in Philadelphia as part of a settlement agreement with Wachovia Bank. They're the real deal.
Dec 15 2008
Attorneys general for Washington and 38 other states today announced that they reached a $12 million settlement with Mattel, Inc., and its subsidiary, Fisher-Price, Inc., resolving a 16-month investigation into the events that resulted in the voluntary nationwide recall of nearly 2 million toys for excessive lead paint in 2007.
Dec 01 2008
The Washington Attorney General’s Office says a Pinole, Calif., man’s mirror-image version of Russell Investments’ site violated the state’s anti-phishing law.