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Idaho Consumer Protection Division: $2.95 Million in Restitution in FY 2016


  • State of Idaho

The Idaho attorney general's office released its report card for Fiscal Year 2016, which wrapped July 1.

The AG's Consumer Protection Report, issued Monday, indicates the division recorded more than 12,800 contacts with consumers, resolved investigations of two charitable nonprofits and prohibited two companies from offering daily fantasy sports games in the Gem State.

During FY 2016, the Consumer Protection Division recovered more than $2.95 million in restitution.

Among the FY 2016 highlights, the division was involved in actions including:
  • Resolution of constitutional ownership issues between St. Luke's Health System and community hospitals in McCall and Mountain Home;
  • Recovery of $2 million in antitrust litigation against Apple Inc. over alleged price-fixing in the e-book market;
  • Settlement of allegations that executives at Bingham Memorial Hospital misappropriated charitable assets.
According to the report, complaints about motor vehicles led the list of grievances filed by Idahoans. Other high-ranking categories included health care, landlord-tenant relations, loans, and mortgage lenders and construction/contractors.

Read the full report here.