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2012 Press Releases

12-01 January 18, 2012

Former Attorney Found Liable of the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Abogado Anterior Encontrado Ser Responsable Por La Práctica De Ley Sin Autorización

12-02 January 23, 2012 TRA Approves Attorney General’s Agreement with Piedmont Natural Gas Reducing Proposed Rate Increase and Leading to Lower Monthly Bills for Most Piedmont Customers
12-03 February 9, 2012

Tennessee Joins Agreement with Major Financial Institutions
Tennessee Toma Parte en Acuerdo con Instituciones Financiales Mayores

12-04 March 2, 2012 Tennessee Attorney General Obtains Order to Temporarily Halt Alleged Unlawful Telemarketing Operations in East TN
12-05 April 11, 2012 Tennessee Attorney General Joins Multistate Lawsuit against U.S. Publishers Regarding Alleged E-Books Price-Fixing
12-06 May 1, 2012 NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne to be Featured in Inaugural "Stop the Texts Day" Initiative Sponsored by State Attorneys General, NHTSA and Ad Council
12-07 May 7, 2012 Tennessee and Other Attorneys General Reach $100 Million Agreement with Abbott Laboratories
12-08 May 8, 2012 Tennessee to Receive At Least $5 Million as Part of Major Healthcare Fraud Agreement
12-09 May 16, 2012 Tennessee Co-Leads Skechers Multistate; Multi-Million Dollar Agreements Resolve Alleged Deceptive Shoe Ads
12-10 July 2, 2012 GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 Billion to Resolve Fraudulent Drug Marketing and Pricing Claims
12-11 July 3, 2012 Geotags: Cover Your Tracks to Prevent Unwanted Transmission of Location Information
12-12 July 27, 2012 McKesson Agrees to Pay States over $151 Million to Resolve False Claim Pricing Case
12-13 August 7, 2012 Attorney General Asks Tennesseans to be Aware of Storm Chasing Contractors and Potential Price Gougers
12-14 August 8, 2012 State of Tennessee Mortgage Hotline Now Available for Homeowners
12-15 August 29, 2012 National Mortgage Settlement Report Shows Promise for Tennessee Homeowners
12-16 August 29, 2012 Attorneys General Secure $69 Million Agreement with Three Major U.S. Publishers over E-Book Price-Fixing Allegations
12-17 August 30, 2012 Tennessee and 35 Attorneys General Reach a Landmark $181 Million Agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
12-18 September 5, 2012 Tri-Cities Homeowners Struggling to Make Mortgage Payments Urged to Call State of Tennessee Hotline for Help
12-19 September 20, 2012 Consumers Have Opportunity Today to Comment on Proposed Chattanooga Water Rate Hike
12-20 September 26, 2012 Attorney General Bob Cooper Urges Qualified Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure To Watch Mail for Claim Forms Because They May be Eligible for Payment
12-21 October 2, 2012 TN AG Reaches Proposed Agreement with Chattanooga Water Company
12-22 October 10, 2012 State Obtains Temporary Restraining Order to Halt Certain Business Practices of HRC Medical Centers, Inc. Related to "Bio-identical" Hormone Replacement Therapy
12-23 October 12, 2012 Former Hawkins County Judge Sentenced for Stealing Clients' Funds, Ordered to Pay Restitution
12-24 October 18, 2012 Media Advisory: HRC Medical Hearing Continued Until Nov. 15-16
12-25 October 24, 2012 State Reaches Agreed Final Judgment Granting Permanent Injunction with Consumer Relief in Unauthorized Practice of Law Case
El Estado Llega A Un Acuerdo Final Dando Un Mandamiento Judicial Con Alivio Para Consumidores En Un Caso De Practicar La Ley Sin Licencia
12-26 November 1, 2012 Attorney General, Secretary of State Urge Tennesseans to be Alert to Giving to Potential Post-Disaster Charity Scams
12-27 November 14, 2012 Tennessee Attorney General, Metro and TN Health Departments Encourage Smokers to Participate in Great American Smokeout Day
12-28 November 14, 2012 Tennessee Attorney General Secures Agreed Final Judgments and Consumer Restitution in Telemarketing Fraud Case
12-29 November 15, 2012 Tennessee and 37 Attorneys General Reach a $90 Million Agreement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Concerning Diabetes Drug
12-30 November 19, 2012

Eligible Consumers, Businesses Have Until Dec. 6, 2012 to File Claims if They Purchased LCD Flat Screen as Part of $1.1 Billion Antitrust Agreement

12-31 November 19, 2012 Attorney General Reminds Tennessean Homeowners Mortgage Help is Still Available
12-32 December 3, 2012 State Cracks Down on Psychotherapist for Overbilling TennCare
12-33 December 12, 2012 Tennessee and 32 Attorneys General Nationwide Reach a $42.9 Million Agreement with Pfizer Inc Regarding the Drugs Zyvox and Lyrica
12-34 December 17, 2012 Tennessee Attorney General Partners with Homeownership Preservation Foundation on Free Mortgage Assistance Hotline to Help Distressed Homeowners
12-35 December 28, 2012 State Obtains Temporary Order Placing HRC Medical Centers, Inc. under Control of Court-Appointed Third Party

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