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DENVER–The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is warning people to beware of a debt collection scam in which people pose as law enforcement officials or government agencies. Consumer complaints to the Attorney General reveal a sharp increase in Coloradans receiving threatening phone calls and emails from this particular fraudulent debt collector scam. By using personally identifiable information, including Social Security Numbers, the caller attempts to collect on alleged payday loan debt.

DENVER–Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced five states have reached a $22 million settlement with DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., of which Colorado will recover more than $3 million.

DISH Accused of Misleading Customers over Price for Satellite Service

DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today a $2 million settlement agreement with DISH Network L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), regarding the companies’ sales practices. The Attorney General began investigating DISH’s sales practices in 2011, after a DISH price increase triggered numerous consumer complaints.

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has the obligation to defend Colorado law. In execution of that responsibility, the office will respond to certain district court cases regarding whether Amendment 64 allows for an individual to extract marijuana oil. Earlier this month, the office filed a brief in Mesa County and today will file a brief in Denver District Court regarding this matter.   

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced civil law enforcement actions against foreclosure law firms Robert J. Hopp & Associates and The Hopp Law Firm, including its principal Robert Hopp and affiliated title company National Title, and The Vaden Law Firm, including its principal Wayne Vaden and affiliated title company City Park Title.

DENVER — During a special presentation at the Arvada Police Department today,   Colorado Attorney General John Suthers presented Sergeant A.J. DeAndrea with the 2014 “Colorado Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.” The award is given annually to a certified Colorado peace officer who has served his or her community in an exemplary fashion over an extended period.

Affected Customers to Receive $67.5 Million

DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office and T-Mobile USA, Inc., announced today a $90 million settlement agreement to resolve “cramming” charges. This now puts to rest allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on customer’s wireless phone bills. Of the $90 million at least $67.5 million will go directly to consumers who were victims.

DENVER—Today, the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma announced that they have filed an original action in the United States Supreme Court against the State of Colorado alleging that Colorado’s Amendment 64 and its implementing legislation regarding recreational marijuana is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

In response to today’s lawsuit, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement:

StopFraudColorado.gov Microsite Will Help Coloradans Avoid and Report Fraud

DENVER—One of the most important missions of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is protecting Colorado consumers and businesses from dishonest advertising and unscrupulous businesses. Consumer protection issues have long been the most “clicked through” part of the office’s website. So to emphasize its consumer-protection outreach and to meet the demand for timely and credible information on scams and help victims, Attorney General John Suthers today announced the launch of a new microsite, StopFraudColorado.gov.

DENVER – The Colorado Attorney General’s Office today announced that Solicitor General Dan Domenico will present oral arguments on Monday before the United States Supreme Court in the Direct Marketing Association v Brohl (No. 13-1032). This is Domenico’s second appearance before the nation’s highest court. The case involves the federal jurisdictional statute, the Tax Injunction Act, and whether a challenge to Colorado's use tax collection act can be heard in federal court. 

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