Yearly Archives 2013

Colorado Resident Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Colorado Resident Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Colorado resident Sandra Armstrong admitted in court on Thursday that a jury would likely find her guilty of felony Accountability to Employer Misconduct for her role in assisting an employer in avoiding paying Montana Workers’ Compensation premiums.

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Attorney General Tim Fox Launches Poster Campaign Against Human Trafficking

Attorney General Tim Fox Launches Poster Campaign Against Human Trafficking

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today a poster campaign designed to raise public awareness of human trafficking resources. The poster was created by the Montana Department of Justice as a requirement of HB 488.

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Attorney General Fox Announces $30 Million Multi-State Settlement Against Marketing Company

Attorney General Fox Announces $30 Million Multi-State Settlement Against Marketing Company

Attorney General Tim Fox and the Attorneys General of 46 other states and the District of Columbia announced today that Connecticut-based Affinion, and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay over $30 million to settle allegations that they misled consumers into signing up and paying for discount clubs and memberships.

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State, Local Operation Rounds Up Over 50 Unregistered Sexual or Violent Offenders in Great Falls

State, Local Operation Rounds Up Over 50 Unregistered Sexual or Violent Offenders in Great Falls

The Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the Great Falls Police Department today announced the result of a joint operation this week to locate unregistered sexual or violent offenders.

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As Insurance Exchange Launches, State’s Consumer Protection Office Offers Tips to Avoid Scams

As Insurance Exchange Launches, State’s Consumer Protection Office Offers Tips to Avoid Scams

With the launch of Montana’s health insurance exchange this week, the Office of Consumer Protection at the state Department of Justice is offering tips to help Montanans avoid identity theft scams related to medical services and health insurance products.

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Attorney General Fox Appoints New Montana Highway Patrol Chief

Attorney General Fox Appoints New Montana Highway Patrol Chief

Today, Attorney General Tim Fox appointed Lieutenant Colonel Tom Butler as chief of the Montana Highway Patrol. The appointment to chief is accompanied by a promotion to the rank of colonel.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Ordered to Reconsider its Decision Denying Little Shell Band’s Petition for Recognition

Bureau of Indian Affairs Ordered to Reconsider its Decision Denying Little Shell Band’s Petition for Recognition

This afternoon, Attorney General Tim Fox issued the following statement regarding Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s order that the Bureau of Indian Affairs reconsider its decision denying the Little Shell band of the Chippewa Tribe federal recognition:

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AG Fox Calls on FDA to Prohibit E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

AG Fox Calls on FDA to Prohibit E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

Attorney General Fox recently urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place restrictions on the advertising and ingredients of the popular, highly-addictive product electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”), and prohibit its sale to minors.

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New Public Safety Measures to Take Effect October 1

New Public Safety Measures to Take Effect October 1

Several new public safety laws will take effect in Montana beginning October 1. The measures, which were a priority of Attorney General Tim Fox during the 2013 legislative session, passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support.

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BCBSMT and HCSC Announce Great Falls Call Center

BCBSMT and HCSC Announce Great Falls Call Center

Statement from Attorney General Tim Fox on Blue Cross Blue Shield’s announcement on a Great Falls call center:

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