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Attorney General’s office touts legal victories in past year on consumer protection cases

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s office recovered more than $24 million from consumer-related enforcement actions during the just-concluded fiscal year, he announced today; his office’s Consumer Protection Division also recovered more than $1 million in restitution for consumers, an amount that, for the 23rd straight year, exceeded the division’s annual budget. The state received 869 consumer complaints, up from 829 the year before; just as in the year before, the biggest topic of complaints was motor vehicles.

“This year’s report shows once again my commitment to making sure Idaho consumers are treated fairly,” Wasden said in a statement.  “Protecting consumers has been, and will remain, one of my top priorities as Attorney General. … It doesn’t matter if you’ve been harmed by one of the nation’s biggest companies or a small, local business. My Consumer Protection Division is dedicated to looking out for all consumer interests and making sure the marketplace in Idaho remains fair and competitive.”

The full report is online here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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