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DeWine Joins 53 Other Attorneys General in Fight Against Robo-Calls to Cell Phones

Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined 53 other attorneys general in a letter to Congress asking it to oppose legislation targeting consumers' telephone privacy.  The "Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011" [H.R. 3035] would amend the Communications Act of 1934 and allow for robo-calling to all cell phones, leaving consumers to foot the bill, DeWine said. For example, debt collectors and other businesses could place automated "informational" calls to cell phones, which would have an impact on those who pay by the minute or have a limited number of minutes available.

12/7/2011

DeWine Attends Opening Arguments Session Before U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Constitutionality of Health Care Act

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was in attendance this morning for day one of the oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare."

3/26/2012

DeWine Applauds Bill to Make Bath Salts a Controlled Substance

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Attorney General Mike DeWine applauded the efforts of State Rep. Clayton Luckie, D-Dayton, on the bill he introduced today to make certain chemicals found in bath salts a Schedule I controlled substance under Ohio law.

3/1/2011

DeWine Announces Top Five Cyber Fraud Trends; Kicks off National Consumer Protection Week

In kicking off National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10, 2012, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans about top cyber fraud trends.  

3/5/2012

DeWine Announces Settlement With Major Loan Servicers; Foreclosure-Related Assistance Coming for Ohioans

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio is part of the joint federal-state settlement of $25 billion with five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses, fraud, and unacceptable mortgage practices.

2/9/2012

DeWine Announces Funds, Personnel to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office is dedicating new personnel and funds to help fight Ohio's prescription drug abuse problem.

2/9/2011

DeWine Announces Cyber Safety Initiatives, Highlights Attorney General's Office Activities to Help Parents and Kids

Akron – As part of his recognition of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today addressed a bullying summit and crime victims' luncheon in Akron.  At the events, DeWine discussed his mission to protect Ohio families – especially children, through his office's increased efforts to tackle cyber safety issues.

4/12/2011

DeWine Announces $15 Million Settlement for Ohio in Medicaid Fraud Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has reached a settlement with Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.

9/13/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces More Than 100 Additional Affidavits from Internet Cafes Filed Since Last Week's Deadline

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that since the deadline last week, an additional 105 affidavits from owners of internet cafĂ© sweepstakes parlors have been received by his office.  With the addition of the 105 received past the stated deadline, the total number reported to the state is now 772.

7/18/2012

Deadline Approaching for Obtaining Richland Hospital Records

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Former patients of Richland Hospital who would like to obtain a copy of their medical records should contact the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on or before March 1, 2011.

Richland Hospital has been closed since October 2000, and patient records have been transferred to the care of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Former patients may take possession of their own patient records by properly completing a written request on a release form, together with any required attachments,  and submitting them to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office on or before March 1, 2011 and taking possession of such records on or before March 15, 2011.

1/28/2011
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