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ILLEGAL ROBOCALLS TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINT IN 2017

January 9, 2018

One in four consumer complaints in 2017 was about an illegal robocall, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. 

INJUNCTION ISSUED HALTING PROPOSED SANFORD-MID DAKOTA MERGER

December 13, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced that the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota today issued a preliminary injunction blocking the proposed merger between Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic until the Federal Trade Commission administrative hearing in January 2018. 

SCAM VICTIMS WHO USED WESTERN UNION WIRE TRANSFERS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION

December 1, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced today that North Dakota consumers who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union's wire transfer service may be eligible for compensation from a $586 million fund that will be administered by the US Department of Justice.

PHONY CHARITY PRETENDS TO HELP U.S. SOLDIERS OVERSEAS

November 22, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a Cease & Desist order today, banning the fake charity “Nationwide Soldier Support” from doing business in North Dakota.

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CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY PROVISIONS

December 14, 2017

An individual who meets the qualifications for constitutional carry in North Dakota may carry a loaded gun in a vehicle but must provide law enforcement with the proper identification upon a traffic stop.

COMPASSIONATE CARE ACT SUBJECT TO CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATIONS FOR AMENDMENTS

December 8, 2017

Although the Legislature repealed the initiated measure 5, the replacement Compassionate Care Act retains initiated measure status and any amendments within seven years would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislative Assembly. 

RETAILER SALES AND USE TAX RECORDS

December 5, 2017

Retailers who keep sales and use tax records for more than the minimum number of years required by law must provide those records to the Tax Commissioner, upon request, when the Tax Commissioner is conducting an audit of sales and use tax reporting.

UNREASONABLE DELAY IN RESPONDING TO REQUEST

November 3, 2017

Even though the city of Mandan was busy with budget and other deadlines as well as dealing with numerous other record requests from the same requester, it was an unreasonable delay when the city took three weeks to respond that no records existed.