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Ohio to Receive $2.6 Million in Record Pharmaceutical Settlement

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine along with 37 other attorneys general today announced a record $68.5 million dollar settlement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and AstraZeneca LP (collectively "AstraZeneca") to resolve concerns about its off-label marketing of the antipsychotic drug Seroquel.

3/10/2011

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Major Tort Reform Provision

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a state law requiring courts to “bifurcate” tort lawsuits into separate proceedings.  The General Assembly enacted this provision in 2005 to restore balance, fairness, and predictability in Ohio’s civil justice system.

2/15/2012

Ohio Part of Agreement with UBS to Recoup Overpayments for Bond Products

(Columbus, OH) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that eligible Ohio agencies, municipalities and others will be able to seek recovery of funds for overpayments for bond products in a joint settlement with several states and UBS. The overall $90.8 million settlement stems from investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Internal Revenue Service, and states.

5/4/2011

Ohio Part of $92 Million Multistate Settlement with JP Morgan Chase Over Anticompetitive Municipal Bond Derivatives Scheme

(Columbus, OH)–Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio is part of a $92 million multistate settlement with JP Morgan Chase & Co. in an ongoing nationwide investigation of alleged anticompetitive and fraudulent conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry.

7/7/2011

Ohio Law Enforcement Officers Join Attorney General Mike DeWine for 25th Annual Ohio Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony

(LONDON, Ohio) –  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy joined law enforcement officers from throughout the state today to honor six Ohio peace officers who died in the line of duty in 2011.

5/3/2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Sues The Beach Waterpark for Failure to Deliver

(CINCINNATI) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against the owners and operators of The Beach Waterpark in Mason, Ohio. The lawsuit charges the waterpark with failure to deliver, a violation of Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act.

5/25/2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Launches Bold New "Crimes Against Children Initiative" During National Child Safety and Protection Month

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today unveiled a bold new "Crimes Against Children Initiative," a comprehensive plan to protect Ohio's children from sexual predators.

11/18/2011

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Announces Search Warrants Served in Trumbull County

BCI’s investigation began in July 2011, after the Warren Police Department requested help looking into activity at Warren massage parlors.   Working with Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins, the BCI investigation has led to today’s search warrants, during which agents will interview witnesses and gather evidence.  The Ohio Attorney General’s Office and Prosecutor Watkins will evaluate whether a nuisance action should be filed in an effort to close these locations.

5/30/2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Announces Pilot Program for 'Aged-Out' Foster Care Youth

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today a new pilot program to help homeless 18 to 24 year-olds who often have trouble receiving assistance and are disproportionately victims of crime.  The Older Youth Victim of Crime Initiative will focus especially on those who have "aged-out" of the foster care system.

5/11/2012

Ohio Attorney General DeWine Joins in Recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

(COLUMBUS) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joins today in raising concerns for elder safety as June 15 is recognized as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Legislation to recognize the day on a state level is pending in Ohio.

6/15/2011
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