Yearly Archives 2013

Attorney General’s Office Offers Consumer Protection Tips Following Payment Card Data Breach at Target Stores

Attorney General’s Office Offers Consumer Protection Tips Following Payment Card Data Breach at Target Stores

After an announcement by Target that approximately 40 million customers using payment cards at its United States stores between November 27 — December 15 were affected by a data breach, Attorney General Tim Fox cautions Montana consumers to watch for fraudulent charges on their credit and debit card statements, as well as for scams purporting to help consumers.

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Attorney General Fox Announces $2.1 Billion Joint State-Federal Settlement with Ocwen Mortgage

Attorney General Fox Announces $2.1 Billion Joint State-Federal Settlement with Ocwen Mortgage

Ocwen Financial Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia, and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a $2.1 billion dollar joint state-federal settlement with Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, 48 additional states and the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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Attorney General Fox Introduces Montana Healthcare Foundation Board Members

Attorney General Fox Introduces Montana Healthcare Foundation Board Members

This afternoon, Attorney General Tim Fox announced and introduced the members of the Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

“I join my fellow Montanans in thanking these new board members for their willingness to step forward and take the helm of the Montana Healthcare Foundation,” Attorney General Fox said. “I know we’re all looking forward to the great work that the foundation will do to improve health care in our state.”

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Attorney General Fox Awards Chrome for Kids Grants to Three Montana Non-Profits Today

Attorney General Fox Awards Chrome for Kids Grants to Three Montana Non-Profits Today

This morning, Attorney General Tim Fox announced the three recipients of the first Montana Department of Justice Chrome for Kids Wish Fund grants at a Helena press conference. The grant funding came from sales of the department’s Motor Vehicle Division’s Chrome for Kids motorcycle license plate.

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Attorney General Fox Supports Proposed Nationwide Investigation of Patent Trolls

Attorney General Fox Supports Proposed Nationwide Investigation of Patent Trolls

Attorney General Tim Fox today announced Montana joined 42 other attorneys general in submitting a letter to the Secretary of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voicing strong support for the federal agency’s proposed nationwide investigation of patent trolls.

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Attorneys General Across Nation Ask Congress to Fund Anti-Human Trafficking Programs

Attorneys General Across Nation Ask Congress to Fund Anti-Human Trafficking Programs

Attorney General Tim Fox, along with 46 other state and territorial attorneys general, sent a letter https://doj.mt.gov/wp-content/uploads/TVPA-Final-Letter-to-CJS.pdf asking Congress to fund the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA).

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Attorney General Fox Calls for Tamper-Resistant Versions of Generic Prescription Pain Relievers

Attorney General Fox Calls for Tamper-Resistant Versions of Generic Prescription Pain Relievers

Attorney General Tim Fox joined 41 other state and territorial attorneys general in sending a letter today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging it to require manufacturers of generic prescription pain relievers to develop tamper-resistant versions of their products.

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Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 55 New Officers

Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 55 New Officers

At a ceremony this morning, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy graduated 55 new officers who will serve 27 different agencies across the state.

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Montana Joins 26 States and Territories in Supreme Court Brief Supporting Citizens’ Rights to Buy, Sell Firearms

Montana Joins 26 States and Territories in Supreme Court Brief Supporting Citizens’ Rights to Buy, Sell Firearms

Attorney General Tim Fox today announced that Montana has joined with 26 other states and territories in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing the attempt by the federal government to broadly construe federal law to prosecute legal gun owners who wish to sell a weapon to another person who can legally own firearms.

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Search Committee Nominates Candidates for Montana Healthcare Foundation Board

Search Committee Nominates Candidates for Montana Healthcare Foundation Board

The Montana Healthcare Foundation’s interim trustee E. Edwin Eck and his selection committee have forwarded Attorney General Tim Fox their seven nominations for the foundation’s board.

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