DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced the resolution of a multistate, antitrust litigation against a major U.S. book publisher for price-fixing and collusion in the electronic book (E-book) market. Colorado has reached an agreement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc. to settle the state’s allegations that Penguin colluded with other major publishers and Apple Inc. to manipulate prices in the E-book market.
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DENVER – Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, has received an update on the consumer relief activities the five banks that are parties to the Settlement reported through March 31, 2013. The banks sent these reports to each state that is party to the Settlement with copies to the Monitor and the Monitoring Committee. This figure includes both completed consumer relief and active first lien trial modifications.
DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that it has charged Clinton Dee Fraley (D.O.B. 01/05/77) of Englewood with 46 felonies for allegedly stealing more than $532,000 from four Colorado mutual-fund investors. Charges were brought after an extensive and thorough investigation by the Colorado Division of Securities which revealed the alleged criminal conduct on the part of Fraley.
DENVER —Attorney General John Suthers today announced Colorado joined 37 states and the District of Columbia in a $7 million settlement with Google over the company’s collection of data from unsecured wireless networks while Google took photographs for its Street View service between 2008 and March 2010. Colorado’s share of the settlement is approximately $125,000.
DENVER-Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the Denver District Court ordered Michael Brian Patterson (D.O.B. 08/27/79) and his company, World Wide Readers Service, to pay $5 million in civil penalties and more than $1 million in consumer restitution for their participation in a magazine telemarketing scam based in the Denver area.
DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today localized the latest report by Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement outlining the consumer relief activities the five banks that are parties to the settlement have conducted since March 1, 2012. The banks disclosed that they have extended more than $45.83 billion in gross relief to more than 550,000 borrowers.
DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced a $29 million multistate settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation and its related North America entities over allegations that Toyota concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration in certain Toyota and Lexus models.
DENVER — The Consumer Protection Division of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced a consent decree was reached with Full Spirit Ministries/Open Door Mission, its founder, Reverend Richard Thebo, his son Darren, and two of its board members, Andrew and Patsy Kaminski. The settlement requires Full Spirit Ministries, which also does business as Open Door Mission, to gift all of its assets to the Denver Rescue Mission and for Reverend Thebo and his son to pay $14,000 in restitution to the Denver Rescue Mission as Full Spirit Ministries’ successor in interest.
DENVER —Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he and 37 other Attorneys General reached a $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC (NYSE: GSK) to resolve allegations that the drug manufacturer unlawfully promoted its diabetes drug, Avandia®. Under the consent judgment, of the total settlement, Colorado will receive $1.9 million in funds for failing to disclose all negative side effects.
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