Yearly Archives 2011

24/7 Sobriety Program Shows Strong Growth, Success

24/7 Sobriety Program Shows Strong Growth, Success

In the two-and-a-half months since Montana’s statewide 24/7 Sobriety Program went into effect, almost 11,000 alcohol breath tests have been administered across nine counties – and more than 99 percent have tested negative for alcohol.

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Bullock, USDOJ Announce Settlement with Montana Health Insurance Companies

Bullock, USDOJ Announce Settlement with Montana Health Insurance Companies

The Montana Attorney General’s Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice, today reached a settlement with two of Montana’s three largest health insurance companies over a proposed deal that raised significant antitrust concerns.

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Bullock objects to a new federal policy that bans firearms dealers from selling guns or ammunition to medical marijuana cardholders

Bullock objects to a new federal policy that bans firearms dealers from selling guns or ammunition to medical marijuana cardholders

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock on Monday objected to a new federal policy that bans firearms dealers from selling guns or ammunition to medical marijuana cardholders and said working with states in advance would have been a better approach by the federal government.

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Bullock Releases 4th Annual Report on Charitable Purposes of Montana’s Hospitals

Bullock Releases 4th Annual Report on Charitable Purposes of Montana’s Hospitals

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock today released the fourth annual report on the charitable performance of Montana’s nonprofit hospitals. The report examines the 10 largest hospitals in the state and, for the second year, the 12 smaller, critical access facilities.

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Attorney General Warns Montana Renters: Wire Scam Targeting For-Rent Ads on Craigslist in Montana

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock and his Office of Consumer Protection are alerting renters and property owners to watch out for scam home-rental ads running on Craigslist in Montana.

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Bullock: Attorneys General Give Backpage.com a Deadline to Back Up Claims it Limits Prostitution Ads

Bullock: Attorneys General Give Backpage.com a Deadline to Back Up Claims it Limits Prostitution Ads

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock and 45 other attorneys general from around the nation have sent a joint letter to Backpage.com giving the company a Sept. 14 deadline to substantiate the company’s claims that it effectively limits prostitution and sexual trafficking activity on its website.

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Bullock Unveils New Service Allowing Montanans to Complain of Consumer Fraud On-Line

Bullock Unveils New Service Allowing Montanans to Complain of Consumer Fraud On-Line

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has unveiled a new service that allows Montanans to file a complaint against a business – or search for complaints against a specific business – from their computer.

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Bullock Says Proposed Federal Rule Requiring Farmers and Ranchers to Obtain CDL “Bad for Montana’s Economy”

HELENA –– Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock today cautioned federal officials that any broad regulations requiring farmers and ranchers to obtain a commercial driver license would negatively impact the top sector of Montana’s economy –

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Bullock: Refunds Sent, Credit Reports Repaired for Customers of Bankrupt Video Rental Chains

[UPDATE to May 5, 2011 release: Bullock Announces Settlement with Video Rental Stores, Montana Accounts Prohibited From Being Sent to Credit Bureaus]

Settlement requires Collection Agency to remove over 8,000 negative credit reports

HELENA – Over the next few days, 91 Montanans will receive checks in the mail, reimbursing them for payments they made to an Oklahoma-based debt collection company for late fees supposedly owed to Hollywood Video or Movie Gallery, Attorney General Steve Bullock announced Monday.

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Attorney General Bullock, 37 States Reach $40 Million Settlement With GlaxoSmithKline

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock, along with 37 other state attorneys general, has reached a $40.75 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (GSK) over allegations that its Puerto Rican subsidiary, SB Pharmco Inc., manufactured drugs using substandard processes.

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