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Services Limited at Driver License Stations Sept. 15-19

HELENA — From Sept. 15-19, driver-licensing stations throughout Montana will offer only license renewals and duplicates. Dean Roberts, administrator of the Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Justice, said the staff members who give driving tests will be at mandatory training sessions.

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Consumers May Benefit From Drug Antitrust Case

HELENA – Patients who took the medication Cardizem CD or its generic equivalents between 1998 and early 2003 may be entitled to reimbursement from the proposed settlement of an antitrust case. The deadline to file claims related to the case is Sept. 23.

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McGrath: Victim Services Sees Increase in Claims, Restitution

HELENA — Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said this week that figures compiled by the Office of Victim Services and Restorative Justice demonstrate improved service and compensation to victims of violent crime.

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Fire Marshal’s Office Participates in FEMA Kids’ Fire Safety Campaign

HELENA – Acting State Fire Marshal Allen Lorenz said this week the Montana Department of Justice is taking part in the “Prepare. Practice. Prevent the Unthinkable” campaign of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Lorenz said the campaign aims to raise awareness about the increased risk of young children dying in a fire, and to teach parents and caregivers how to avoid that tragedy.

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Montana Highway Patrol Starts Annual Recruitment

HELENA — The Montana Highway Patrol is recruiting officer candidates to begin the annual MHP training academy next March.

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Department of Justice Website Honored

HELENA — The redesigned website of the Montana Department of Justice received two awards during the recent gathering of the Conference of Western Attorneys General at Park City, Utah.

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McGrath Named Chair of Western Attorneys General Group

HELENA — Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath today was elected chair of the executive board of the Conference of Western Attorneys General at the group’s annual meeting at Park City, Utah.

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McGrath: Wage Benefits for Injured Police Officers Should Encourage Return to Work

HELENA — In an opinion released Tuesday, Attorney General Mike McGrath concluded that cities have an obligation to pay officers injured in the line of duty for an aggregate of one year. The opinion held that the one-year period may include numerous periods of disability that total one year, even if the duration of the disability has been interrupted by a return to work and extends beyond a calendar year from the date the officer was injured.

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McGrath Sues Over Energy Costs

HELENA — Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday filed suit against several major energy companies doing business in the western U.S. The suit alleges that energy consumers in Montana were defrauded out of millions paid in excessive rates during, and since, the “energy crisis” of 2000 and 2001.

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State to Receive More Than $354,000 from Tobacco Case Settlement

HELENA — Montana’s general fund will receive a payment of about $354,000 under the terms of a settlement reached by tobacco manufacturer Brown & Williamson in a case that alleged the company under-reported its tobacco production figures. The cash payment is part of a larger settlement worth more than $150 million nationwide.

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