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)
June 8, 2007
State of Idaho vs. Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Forest Laboratories, Inc.; Mylan Inc.; Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.; Pfizer Inc.; Pharmacia Corp.; Schering-Plough Corp.; Smithkline Beecham Corp., d/b/a GlaxoSmithKline; Warrick Pharmaceuticals Corporation
(Idaho District Court for the Fourth Judicial District) (Ada County Case No. CVOC07-10318) (OAG File No. 28342-127737)
The Attorney General’s lawsuit alleges that the defendant falsely reported the average wholesale price of its drugs, causing Idaho Medicaid to reimburse Medicaid providers for these drugs at rates higher than what they would have reimbursed had defendant reported true prices. Read the lawsuit.
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 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.
(Idaho District Court for the Fourth Judicial District) (Ada County Case No. CVOC1302154)
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. (link to complaint)
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.
(United States District Court for the District of Idaho) (Case No. 1:13-cv-00116-BLW)
The Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General's lawsuit alleges that the acquisition by St. Luke's of the Saltzer Medical Group will substantially lessen completion for healthcare services in and around Nampa, Idaho, in violation of federal and state antitrust and competition law. Read the unsealed Complaint here.