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Attorney General Issues Opioid Report Making Policy and Legislative Recommendations to Address Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Attorney General Lori Swanson issued a report on opioid prescription painkillers that makes wide-ranging legislative and policy recommendations to improve and build on Minnesota’s response to the growing prescription painkiller epidemic.

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AG Swanson Sues Unlicensed Debt Collection Company That Aggressively Pursued People For Fake Payday Loans
Attorney General Lori Swanson today filed a lawsuit against Global Gateway Solutions, Inc., which operates call centers in Jamaica, for making unlicensed collection calls attempting to collect fake payday loan debts—or "phantom" debts—from Minnesotans who do not owe them.

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Attorney General Swanson Issues Publication to Assist Student Loan Borrowers
40 million Americans have student loans. The Minnesota Attorney General's Student Loan Handbook provides information on what to do if you have trouble repaying student loans.

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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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Attorney General Swanson Sues Twin Cities-Based Magazine Company and Owner for Deceptive Magazine Sales
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson today filed a lawsuit against Your Magazine Service Inc., a Minnesota corporation, for using deceptive sales tactics to sign up consumers—many of them seniors—for magazine packages that cost almost $1,000.

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Associated Community Services, a Professional Fundraiser, Barred from Soliciting Charitable Donations in Minnesota for Two Years; Will Pay $200,000 in Penalties and Restitution
Attorney General Lori Swanson has settled a lawsuit against Associated Community Services, Inc., a Michigan-based for-profit professional fundraiser that solicited donations for Foundation for American Veterans and dozens of other charities in Minnesota.

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Attorney General Swanson Issues Compliance Report on Nation's Largest Car Donation Charity, Based in Minnesota
From 2011-2014, nearly $36 million was paid to for-profit vendors owned by the charity's two founders and co-managers

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