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AG Swanson to Sue a Dozen Pharmaceutical Companies Over Scheme to Illegally Drive Up Prices of Generic Drugs
Attorney General Lori Swanson is moving to sue a dozen pharmaceutical companies for engaging in a wide-ranging scheme to illegally drive up prices of widely-used generic medicines that treat common ailments such as arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, infections, glaucoma, diabetes, anxiety, and seizures.

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CenturyLink Must Reform Television and Internet Sales and Billing Practices Under New Court Order
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced that CenturyLink—the Louisiana phone, television, and internet company—must better disclose its prices and fees under a court order publicly filed today in her ongoing lawsuit against the company. “Consumers deserve clear and accurate pricing information so they can effectively shop for internet and TV service at the lowest price,” said Attorney General Swanson.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson Sues "Pension Advance" Companies That Required Veterans and Seniors to Sign Over Monthly Pensions
The loans commonly charged annual percentage rates (APRs) of 200 percent. Because borrowers surrendered a significant portion of their future monthly pensions to the companies, the loans often exacerbated peoples’ financial difficulties.

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Minnesota and Wisconsin Officials Give "Dose of Reality" To Prevent Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, and Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo joined forces today to combat the prescription opioid epidemic by giving a "Dose of Reality"—the name for their public awareness campaign—to prevent prescription painkiller abuse.

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AG Swanson Obtains Court Order Finding Minnesota School of Business and Globe University Engaged in Fraud for Misrepresenting the Job Opportunities Available to their Criminal Justice Graduates.
On September 8, 2016, the Hennepin County District Court issued an order finding the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University—Minnesota corporations under common ownership—engaged in consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices by misrepresenting the job opportunities available to their criminal justice graduates.

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