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Department of Justice Operation Results in Arrests for Sexual Abuse of Children

Last Friday, agents with the Montana Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) arrested two individuals in Glendive for attempting to have sex with a child. Dawson County Attorney Olivia Rieger has charged Steven Cory Unger and John Allyn Parker with one count each of Sexual Abuse of Children. The suspects were arrested after…

Shire Pharmaceuticals Pays $56.5 Million to Resolve Off-Label Marketing Allegations

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that Montana has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC engaged in off-label marketing campaigns that improperly promoted five of its drugs: Adderrall XR, Vyvanse, Daytrona, Lialda and Pentasa. Shire Pharmaceuticals, a Pennsylvania based company, will pay the states and the…

Statement Regarding Dismissal of Chessman Reservoir Lawsuit

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox issued the following statement in response to the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to halt a forest-management project around Helena’s Chessman Reservoir. “The dismissal of this lawsuit is good news for the tens of thousands of Montanans who rely on Helena’s fresh water supply. It’s also good news for…

Montana Joins Nine States in Brief to Defend Citizens’ First Amendment Rights

Attorney General Tim Fox today announced that Montana has joined West Virginia and eight other states in an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the U.S. Supreme Court to support an Arizona church’s fight against a local sign ordinance that the church says stifles its freedoms under the First Amendment. The brief asks…

AG Fox Asks Montanans to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

HELENA – On Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Montana Department of Justice, local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription…

More Than 200 Families Helped by Keep My Montana Home Program

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that more than 200 Montana families who were facing foreclosure or struggling to make their house payments have had successful outcomes facilitated by the Keep My Montana Home program since its inception. The program is run through the Office of Consumer Protection at the Montana Department of Justice. “Montana…

Attorney General’s Office Encourages Public Comments on Community Medical Center’s Proposed Sale

Today, Montana’s Office of Consumer Protection launched an online form where anyone interested in Community Medical Center’s proposed sale can submit comments easily. The form is available at https://dojmt.gov/consumer/for-consumers/cmc-public-comments/. On Tuesday, Community Medical Center of Missoula announced that it had signed an asset purchase agreement with Billings Clinic and Regional Care Hospital Partners. Because the…

Attorney General Fox Urges FCC to Allow Use of Call-Blocking Technologies by Phone Companies

Attorney General Fox announced today he has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow phone companies to utilize call-blocking technologies that would better protect consumers from unwanted calls and scams. Call-blocking technologies, such as NoMoRobo, Call Control, and Telemarketing Guard, have been developed to enable phone carriers to identify and block unwelcome sales calls…