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File-This Feb. 22, 2019, photo shows the exterior of the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Thursday, July 23, 2020, a New Jersey appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a Vermont man who traveled to the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City for a poker tournament that wound up being canceled. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

Court revives man's lawsuit over canceled poker tournament

Jul. 23, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a Vermont man who traveled to an Atlantic City casino for a poker tournament that wound up being canceled. Michael Bandler said in the lawsuit that he traveled to the Golden Nugget in early 2015 after seeing advertisements that...

Three debt collectors ordered to stop business in ND

Jul. 16, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general has ordered three unlicensed debt collectors to stop doing business in the state. Wayne Stenejem says the out-of-state companies violated North Dakota's consumer fraud and debt collection laws by making harassing calls and false statements and using...

Frontier Northwest to pay over undisclosed customer fees

Jul. 8, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Frontier Communications Northwest will pay $900,000 to Washington state after an investigation by the attorney general’s office found the company charged customers undisclosed fees and misled them about the speed of its internet service. The Seattle Times reports that Attorney...

Minnesota sues oil companies, institute over climate change

Jun. 24, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and the American Petroleum Institute on Wednesday, alleging they deceived and defrauded Minnesotans about climate change. The lawsuit, filed in Ramsey County District Court, accuses the oil companies and trade...