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Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum

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2004 Media Releases

December 2004

Dec 23 Oregonians Warned of Frequent Problems Associated with Charitable Giving
Dec 22 AG Myers Warns of "Phishers" Using Fake E-Commerce Sites to Obtain Financial Information
Dec 13 Myers & Other AGs Convince MERCK to Change it's VIOXX Refund Program

November 2004

Nov 24 AG Announces Plea Agreements in the Two Largest Tobacco Tax Evasion Cases in Oregon History
Nov 22 AG Obtains Default Judgment Against Milwaukie Doctor
Nov 17 AG Myers Warns Oregonians of Unauthorized, International Long Distance Phone Charges
Nov 9 AG & US Attorney Announce Health Care Fraud Settlement with McMinnville Physician

October 2004

Oct 21 Attorney General Announces $36 Million Proposed Settlement with Drug Maker ORGANON USA and Parent Company AKZO NOBEL Concerning the Drug REMERON

September 2004

Sep 14 AG & Secretary of State announce indictment of 4 election law violators
Sep 13 AG sends crisis response team to Florida
Sep 8 AG announces AVC with Rite-Aid to curb tobacco sales to minors

August 2004

Aug 20 Mill City ex-mayor Downer arrested on charges related to tax evasion
Aug 19 AG announces VIBO corporation as the latest tobacco company to join the master settlement agreement
Aug 12 AG announces settelemetn with 2 drug manufacturers of generic children's Motrin
Aug 10 AG Myers files agreements with two Florida charities to stop soliciting in Oregon
Aug 4 AG files amendment to 2003 AT&T agreement concerning billing for new monthly fee without giving proper notice
Aug 4 AG announces settlement with Schering Plough, Inc., on Medicaid payments for Claritin

July 2004

Jul 30 Tobacco Compliance Task Force executes search warrant on internet tobacco distributor inexpensive smokes.com
Jul 28 AG comments on OR Supreme Court action in granting certification in the same-sex marriage case
Jul 21 AG Myers files agreements with Verizon, Cingular and Sprint
Jul 20 Oregonians who took anti-anxiety drug BUSPAR to reveive restitution checks this week as part of a $41 million settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb
Jul 13 AG today announced Oregon will receive $3.25 million in a settlement terms with the Charlotte-based company, Duke Energy
Jul 12 AG sends letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman, urging prompt action to protect the rights of ratepayers who have been severely impacted by the fraudulent activities of Enron
- pdf letter
Jul 1 AG Announces Indictment of Clinical Social Worker for Health Care Fraud
Jul 1 AG Files $239,000 Agreement with SELCO Auto Resource for Misleading Advertising

June 2004

Jun 28 Adult Foster Home Owner & Caregivers Convicted for their Efforts to Inherit Woman's Estate
Jun 24 Attorney General Hardy Myers Today Files a Consent Judgment in a Case Involving IC Marketing, Inc.
Jun 14 AG Myers Announces Conviction of Oregon Doctor Randall Smith
Jun 10 AG Myers Reaches Settlement With Ford Motor Credit and 34 Oregon Dealerships
Jun 1 AG Hardy Myers Announces Launch of Oregon School Safety Hotline
Jun 1 TAXOL Settlement Checks are Mailed to 183 Oregonians as Part of Antitrust Case

May 2004

May 26 AG Hardy Myers' Position Affirmed by Today's Ruling of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
May 25 Officials Celebrate the Success of Oregon's 28 Drug Courts
May 21 State Agencies Combat Problem of Illegal Cigarette Sales Over the Internet to Oregonians
May 21 News Conference to Announce Recent Study Confirming Cost Effectiveness of Oregon Drug Courts
May 13 AG Announces $430 Million Global Settlement Against Warner-Lambert, a Subsidiary of PFIZER
May 6 AG Asks Judge Bearden to Postpone Execution of the part of his Judgment Requiring State Registration of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued by Multnomah County
May 4 Oregon State Treasurer and Oregon Attorney General Announce Additional Legal Filing in the Enron Bankruptcy
May 3 AG Warns Seniors That Con Artists May Try to Take Advantage of Confusion Over the New Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Card Program

April 2004

Apr 26 OR DOJ To Receive $800,000 in Multi-State Settlement Against Medco Health Solutions
Apr 6 AG Warns Older Oregonians About Choosing the Best Prescription Drug Discount Card
Apr 5 AG Announces $8 Million in Restitution to be Distributed to OR Utility Companies and Industrial Customers as Part of Williams Settlement
Apr 2 AG Supports State Laws That Allow Wine Producers To Ship Directly to Consumers

March 2004

Mar 22 AG Myers Thanks Benton County Commissioners For Decision To Not Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Mar 19 AG Hardy Myers Announces Agreement For Rapid Resolution of Constitutional Issues Involving Same-Sex Marriage Statues (pdf)
Mar 5 AG Launches Emergency Medical Response Fund to Assist Victims of Sexual Assault
Mar 3 Statement from Attorney General Hardy Myers Regarding Same-Sex Marriages
Mar 2 US Supreme Court Upholds State's Position in Baldwin v. Reese, Reversing Court of Appeals

February 2004

Feb 12 "Paying Per Signature" Ban Upheld By US District Court
Feb 12 AG Stops Unregistered Telemarketer From Making Misleading Phone Pitches
Feb 3 AG Announces 2003 Top 10 Consumer Complaint List

January 2004

Jan 27 Nephew Convicted of Stealing Aunt's Assets
Jan 15 AG Sues Lincoln County Furniture Manufacturer/Retailer
Jan 13 Yamhill DA Bradley Berry Elected ODAA 2004 President
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