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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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Attorney General Swanson Sues Prescription Drug Companies Over Generic Drug Price-Fixing Scheme
Significant Player in the Scheme is Based in Minnesota
Attorney General Lori Swanson today filed an antitrust lawsuit, along with 19 other states, against six major prescription drug manufacturers for colluding to fix the prices of widely-used generic diabetes and antibiotic medicines.

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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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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 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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