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Judge rules State’s case against Juul and Altria will proceed to trial on March 27
In order issued this week, Court rejected defendants’ latest efforts to dismiss State’s claims. State alleges e-cigarette giant Juul, enabled by Altria, engaged in consumer fraud, negligence, and created a public nuisance; Minnesota to be first state to go to trial.
“When I announced this lawsuit more than three years ago, I said that my job was to protect Minnesotans from deceptive sales and to protect their health and safety, especially our youth.”

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Attorney General Ellison wins relief for tenants whose landlord unlawfully withheld amounts from security deposits
Housing Hub to pay $63,000, stop charging tenants for carpet cleaning, replacing batteries, lightbulbs, and filters at move out
“Having a safe, affordable roof over your head is essential to living with safety, dignity, and respect,” Attorney General Ellison said. “Part of that is landlords following the law and returning tenants their security deposits. I am pleased that Housing Hub has agreed to refund its tenants and change its security deposit practices going forward.”

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Attorney General Ellison Launches Civil Investigation of Kia and Hyundai’s Sale of Vehicles that Lack Industry-Standard, Anti-Theft Technology
Drastic increase in Kia, Hyundai vehicle thefts posing an ongoing threat to public safety
“The drastic increase in Kia and Hyundai vehicle thefts is continuing to threaten public safety and do serious harm to our communities,” Attorney General Ellison said. “With this investigation, we will follow where the facts lead us and will continue to use all the tools of the law to help keep Minnesotans safe.”

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Attorney General Ellison, Mayors Frey and Carter press Kia and Hyundai for safety recall
In a letter to CEOs, underscore need to recall and outfit vehicles with industry-standard anti-theft technology to improve public safety in light of rapidly rising tide of thefts of Kia and Hyundai vehicles
“The harm caused by these companies goes far beyond car theft and has had a negative impact on everyone's safety. We will continue using the power of the Attorney General's Office to address this problem and use all the tools of the law to help keep Minnesotans safe.” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Attorney General’s Office secures conviction in Cottonwood County murder case
Jury finds Ralph Apmann guilty of second-degree unintentional murder in August 2021 death of Juan Morales Rivera in Windom. AG’s office wins case after referral by and in partnership with Cottonwood County Attorney.
“Once again, I’m proud of the attorneys in my office and the Cottonwood County Attorney’s Office who secured this conviction. I continue to be proud of our partnerships with county attorneys who are on the front lines of delivering justice to victims and communities,” Attorney General Ellison said.

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Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services Proposed Merger

On Tuesday, November 16, 2022, Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services announced that they intend to merge in 2023. The new entity would be called Sanford Health and run by Sanford’s current CEO. The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office is seeking community input on the proposed merger.
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COVID-19 Related Complaints

Although the COVID-19 peacetime emergency has ended, you can still report concerns to our Office.  If you believe you were the victim of price gouging (before July 1, 2021), a COVID-19-related scam, or other fraudulent practices, please submit a report to our Office by using the Consumer Assistance Request Form.  If you have concerns about an unlawful eviction before July 1, 2021, or another landlord/tenant matter, please submit a report to our Office by using the Minnesota Tenant Report Form.

Temporary Changes in AGO Operations Due to COVID-19
  • Service of Process: Service of process can be initiated by visiting the security desk on the second level of Town Square Tower (near the Department of Public Safety). Security personnel will notify the AGO service team to send someone down to accept service. (More Information)
  • Walk-Ins: We are discontinuing the practice of in-person meetings, please contact us by phone or internet. (More Information)

Know your rights and responsibilities as a fundraiser or donor to charitable causes

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office serves as the chief regulator of charities in Minnesota. The Charities Division of the Office is dedicated to educating fundraisers and charities about their responsibilities under the law and ensure they comply with the law, and to educating donors about their rights and how to know they are donating to reliable charities with a track record of delivering results. As such, the Office offers resources for the public including tips on researching charities, avoiding scams, and reporting questionable practices.

Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drugs Prices - February 2020 Report

After nearly one year of public study and deliberation, Minnesota Attorney General Ellison’s Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drugs Prices has released a report and 14 recommendations for lowering prescription drug prices.

Read the full report or the press release for more information.

Affording Your Life Podcast
Listen to the AG's New Podcast!

Affording Your Life with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is your podcast about fairness, justice, and consumer information to help you afford your life.

Available on all major platforms

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Dose of Reality MN

Overdose deaths from opioids are increasing at an alarming rate. We are losing too many Minnesotans to painkillers, heroin, and other opioids. Use to learn more about prescription painkiller abuse and how you can do your part to prevent it in Minnesota.