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Attorney General DeWine Reminds Ohioans About Refunds for Some Skechers Shoes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine reminded Ohioans today that they may be able to obtain partial refunds if they purchased Skechers-brand rocker-bottom shoes. Last month, Attorney General DeWine announced that Ohio was part of a federal and 44-state settlement with Skechers to resolve claims that it overstated weight-loss benefits in advertisements for its Shape-ups, Tone-ups, and Skechers Resistance Runner shoes.

“Skechers told consumers about certain supposed health benefits of these shoes but an investigation by Ohio and other states found these claims to be lacking,” said Attorney General DeWine. “This settlement is a chance for consumers to get back some of their money.”

6/13/2012

Attorney General DeWine Reminds Ohio Local Entities of Program to Fight Bid Rigging

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded local entities that his Office's Partnership for Competitive Purchasing is available to help ensure that local governments and other public entities are not victims of illegal pricing schemes for the goods and services they purchase.

 

6/7/2012

Attorney General DeWine Reminds Local Communities of Demolition Grant Deadline

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded local communities to file grant applications with the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program by next week’s July 2 deadline. The Demolition Program helps stabilize and improve communities by removing blighted and abandoned homes with funds from the national mortgage settlement reached earlier this year.

6/26/2012

Attorney General DeWine Rejects Petition for Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected the petition for the proposed Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment because the petitioners did not submit the minimum valid signatures required.

8/3/2011

Attorney General DeWine Rejects Petition for Amendment Redefining Marriage

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected the petition for the proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution which would repeal and replace the definition of marriage in the Ohio Constitution.

3/9/2012

Attorney General DeWine Recommends New Policy for Submission of Sexual Assault Kits, Unveils New Plan to Process Kits

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Kit Commission has unanimously approved a new recommended submission policy for sexual assault kits in Ohio.

12/5/2011

Attorney General DeWine Reaches Settlement with Owner of Air Duct Cleaning Businesses

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a settlement with Scott M. Loewenstine, owner of the Duct Doctor, Ltd., to resolve concerns that his Columbus-area duct cleaning operation violated Ohio consumer law. As a result of the negotiations, Loewenstine has paid more than $15,000 in consumer restitution. 

“We are pleased that Mr. Loewenstine has agreed to change his business practices and reimburse consumers,” Attorney General DeWine said. “This agreement provides restitution to past customers and will help protect future customers from unfair business practices.”

5/24/2012

Attorney General DeWine Reaches Agreement with Cleaning Service to Pay Restitution

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today a settlement with Rob’s Cleaning Service, which also used the names “Ductman” or “The Ductman.” In April, Attorney General DeWine filed a lawsuit against the business charging it with multiple violations of Ohio consumer laws.

“We received complaints from dozens of consumers about this business,” said Attorney General DeWine. “But the owner worked with us to reach an agreement where the company will pay restitution and conduct business in compliance with Ohio’s consumer laws."

6/22/2012

Attorney General DeWine Raises Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse During National Poison Prevention Week

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today kicked off National Poison Prevention Week, which runs from March 20–26, with a visit to the Drug and Poison Information Center at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati.

3/21/2011

Attorney General DeWine Praises Unanimous Supreme Court Smoking Law Ruling

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine praised the unanimous Ohio Supreme Court ruling issued today that upheld both the constitutionality and the state’s enforcement of the citizen-initiated and voter-approved law restricting workplace smoking. Zeno’s bar in Columbus, which owes more than $40,000 as a repeat violator of the smoking ban, had challenged the law.

5/23/2012
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