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Attorney General Fox Approves HCSC BCBS Transaction

Attorney General Fox Approves HCSC BCBS Transaction

Today, based upon the evidence presented at the public hearings, extensive study, and discovery, Attorney General Tim Fox approved the conversion transaction between Health Care Service Corporation and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Montana.

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In Comments to FTC, Attorney General Fox Supports Action on Mobile Cramming

In Comments to FTC, Attorney General Fox Supports Action on Mobile Cramming

Attorney General Tim Fox, with 39 other state and territorial attorneys general, sent comments on June 24 to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about stopping mobile cramming, the placement of unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phone bills. This national problem continues to get worse.

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Attorney General Fox to EPA: Dialogue with All States, Not Threat of Lawsuit from Few, Should Drive Any New GHG Emission Regulations

Attorney General Fox to EPA: Dialogue with All States, Not Threat of Lawsuit from Few, Should Drive Any New GHG Emission Regulations

Today, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and attorneys general from 20 other states wrote to the acting U.S. EPA Administrator to urge him to resist creating new regulatory guidelines for greenhouse gas emissions in response to a litigation threat from seven states in the northeastern United States.

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Montana Highway Patrol Launches New Dispatch Number Today

Montana Highway Patrol Launches New Dispatch Number Today

Starting today, drivers on Montana’s highways have a new toll-free number to call for non-emergency traffic safety concerns: 1-855-MHP-3777 (647-3777).

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Attorney General Fox Forms Bipartisan, Multi-state Coalition Opposing Online Sales Tax Bill

Attorney General Fox Forms Bipartisan, Multi-state Coalition Opposing Online Sales Tax Bill

At a press conference today, Attorney General Tim Fox announced his office has spearheaded the formation of a coalition with other state attorneys general to oppose a bill in Congress that will force Montana businesses to collect the sales taxes of other states, counties and cities.

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Montana Borrowers Receiving Checks through National Mortgage Settlement

Montana Borrowers Receiving Checks through National Mortgage Settlement

Overr 1,700 Montana borrowers who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the National Mortgage Settlement will receive a check this month for approximately $1,480.

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Attorney General Fox Announces Montana’s Participation in Multistate Settlement

Attorney General Fox Announces Montana’s Participation in Multistate Settlement

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that Montana has joined with other states and the federal government in a $500 million dollar settlement to resolve civil and criminal allegations that Ranbaxy, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Gurgaon, India, introduced adulterated drugs into interstate commerce. As a result, false or fraudulent claims were submitted to Montana’s Medicaid Program.

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Barry Beach Surrenders to Authorities in Billings

Barry Beach Surrenders to Authorities in Billings

At 11am today, Barry Beach surrendered himself to the custody of the Yellowstone County Sheriff. The Department of Corrections is working with the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office to arrange secure transportation to the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.

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State Warns Montanans of Lottery Scam

State Warns Montanans of Lottery Scam

The Montana Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Office has seen an increase in the number of complaints regarding a Lottery scam.

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Attorney General Fox Issues Statement on New USGS Assessment for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations

Attorney General Fox Issues Statement on New USGS Assessment for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations

Today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced a new oil and gas assessment for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations.

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