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Colorado gets $1.1m in Pfizer settlement

Colorado will receive part of a $49.2 million judgment against Pfizer to resolve allegations that the drug company unlawfully promoted two of its medications. “The state will receive more than $1.125 million for future consumer protection efforts. “When it comes to something as important as people’s health, it is imperative that consumers receive accurate information,”… Continue Reading Colorado gets $1.1m in Pfizer settlement

The state of Colorado will receive $221,430 as part of a settlement against Connecticut-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharaceuticals Inc. for alleged kickbacks and off-labeling market campaigns, said Attorney General John Suthers. The state will return about $104,000 to the federal government for its share of the Medicaid money recovered in the settlement. Nationally, BIPI… Continue Reading Colorado’s Medicaid program reimbursed in legal settlement

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AG approves Memorial-UCH lease agreement

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Attorney General John Suthers has cleared the final hurdle before the Aug. 28 election that will decide the future of Memorial Health System.   Suthers has approved the lease agreement between Memorial, the city and the University of Colorado Health, a collaboration of University of Colorado Hospital and Poudre Valley Health System.   The attorney… Continue Reading AG approves Memorial-UCH lease agreement

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Colorado will receive a total of $3.5 million in a settlement with the McKesson Corp., the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America, for allegations that the company violated both the Federal False Claims Act and Colorado’s own false claim act. The drug company, which distributes one-third of the medicines used every day, was accused of… Continue Reading Colorado getting $3.5 million in drug settlement

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Colorado sues group behind fundraising calendars

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The Colorado attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve a Denver nonprofit organization that produced firefighter calendars to raise money for The Children’s Hospital Burn Center. The lawsuit alleges Fired Up For Kids Inc. registered with the state as a nonprofit group but never received that status from the Internal Revenue Service.… Continue Reading Colorado sues group behind fundraising calendars

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A series of Denver, Lakewood, Littleton and Wheatridge magazine-sales telemarketing companies are being sued by the state’s attorney general. John Suthers claims the companies deceived and defrauded consumers in Colorado. “There is strong evidence that these companies and individuals preyed on the elderly and consumers with cognitive disabilities – society’s most vulnerable,” he said. “Businesses… Continue Reading AG files suit against magazine subscription companies

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AG: Companies in possible violation of state law

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Oasis Legal finance and LawCash made loans when the two companies advanced 2,400 Coloradans sums of money ranging from $500 to $5,000 in anticipation of legal settlements or judgments from lawsuit, according to a Denver District Judge. That ruling makes both companies subject to Colorado’s consumer protection laws, said Attorney General John Suthers. The state… Continue Reading AG: Companies in possible violation of state law

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RMI Associates to refund customer fees

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Denver-based RMI Associates has been barred from helping consumers file complaints with the state for a fee. The court order obtained by Attorney General John Suthers also requires the company to refund any fees it received from consumers. The order follows a lawsuit filed in August against RMI, alleging that the company claimed it could… Continue Reading RMI Associates to refund customer fees

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AG files complaint against second Fla. firm

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The Colorado attorney general has filed a complaint against a Florida-based company suspected of engaging in unregistered debt management services for Colorado consumers. Consumer and Business Debt Counseling services is suspected of providing back end debt management services for the Johnson Law Group, another Orlando, Fla.-based company that, earlier this year, the state has filed… Continue Reading AG files complaint against second Fla. firm

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AG warns of consumer scam

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Attorney General John Suthers is warning consumers to be award of companies offering to assist them in recovering restitution from the state’s consumer protection lawsuits in exchange for an up front fee. Suthers is responding to complaints from consumers concerning RMI Associates. The Denver-based RMI Associates offered to help people get money associated with the… Continue Reading AG warns of consumer scam

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