These consumer protection cases were filed on behalf of the State of Idaho and are not “class action” lawsuits.
This is not an exhaustive list of the office’s ongoing litigation. The Attorney General encourages consumers who lost money due to the actions of the defendants identified in the following cases to file a complaint with his Consumer Protection Division.
If you have questions about the consumer protection violations alleged in the cases identified on this page, please contact the Consumer Protection Division. For general questions about your legal rights or options, please consult with a private attorney.
(Listed in alphabetical order by defendant)
April 11, 2012
United States of America v. Apple, Inc. et al
(United States District Court for the Southern District of New York) (Case Nos. 1:12-cv-03394-DLC)
The Attorney General joined with other states and territories and the U.S. Department of Justice in lawsuits alleging that Apple, Inc, and five large book publishers conspired to fix the price of newly released electronic books ("e-books") in violation of state and federal antitrust and competition law. For information regarding settlements with the publishers, read the Attorney General's press releases from August 30, 2012, October 22, 2012, and May 23, 2013.
April 16, 2013
State of Idaho vs. CoiNuts, Inc., Kevin Evrard Mitchell, and Sarah Marie Mitchell
(First Judicial District for the State of Idaho) (Kootenai County Case No. CV13-2769)
The Attorney General alleges the Defendants accepted money from multiple consumers as payment for gold and silver coins that Defendants failed to deliver to the purchasing consumers. Read the lawsuit.
July 18, 2013
State of Idaho vs. Richard Drennon & Justice Barred, LLC
(Fourth Judicial District for the State of Idaho) (Ada County Case No. CV13-12898)
The Attorney General is investigating the Defendants' business practices, and on April 1, 2013, the Attorney General served the Defendants with an Investigative Demand. The Defendants failed to respond fully to the Demand.
July 14, 2006
State of Idaho, et al. vs. Infineon Technologies AG; Infineon Technologies North America Corp.; Hynix Semiconductor, Inc.; Hynix Semiconductor America, Inc.; Micron Technology, Inc.; Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc.; Mosel Vitelic, Inc.; Mosel Vitelic Corp.; Nanya Technology Corporation; Nanya Technology Corporation USA, Inc.; Elpida Memory, Inc.; Elpida Memory (USA) Inc.; NEC Electronics America, Inc.
(United States District Court, Northern District of California) (Case No. C06-4333 SC) (OAG File No. 28068-126859)
The Attorney General alleged that the defendants agreed with their competitors to fix DRAM prices, causing the price of DRAM and products containing DRAM, such as computers, laptops, and servers, to be higher than what they would have been absent the agreement and action by the defendants. Read the lawsuit.
February 5, 2013
State of Idaho, through Attorney General Lawrence Wasden v. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC.
The Attorney General alleges that defendants made misleading and deceptive statements to Idaho consumers about the characteristics of its analytical services, in violation of the Idaho Consumer Protection Act. Read the lawsuit.
August 14, 2008
State of Idaho by and through the Lawrence G. Wasden, Attorney General, and the Idaho State Tax Commission vs. Native Wholesale Supply Company, a corporation, and Does 1 through 20.
(Idaho District Court for the Fourth Judicial District) (Ada County Case No. CVOC08-15228) (OAG File No. 150730-201509)
The Attorney General alleged that defendant violated Idaho’s Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Complementary Act and applicable Idaho cigarette tax laws as a result of its cigarette sales to Idaho retailers. Read the lawsuit.
March 12, 2013
Federal Trade Commission and State of Idaho vs. St. Luke's Health System, Ltd and Saltzer Medical Group, P.A.