Pending Consumer Actions

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, May 23, 2013, and March 25, 2014.

Current Status:

  • Complaint filed against Apple on April 11, 2012.
  • A bench trial with Apple was held from June 3 to 20, 2013.
  • The court ordered that Apple had conspired to restrain trade in violation of state and federal law. A copy of the court's order can be read here.
  • The court issued a final judgment permanently enjoining Apple from engaging in practices the court found violated state and federal law. The final judgment also imposed an external monitor to assure the Apple made the changes to its business model to conform with antitrust laws. A copy of the final judgment can be found here.
  • On January 24, 2014, Apple filed an appeal in the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York seeking review of the trial court’s decision that Apple was liable for violating antitrust laws.
  • Prior to a trial on damages, Apple and the Plaintiff States reached a settlement on damages conditioned on the outcome of Apple’s appeal on liability. Details on the settlement can be found here.
  • Oral argument on the appeal was held in December 2014. An opinion has not been issued.

May 19, 2015

Federal Trade Commission, all Fifty States, and the District of Columbia v. Cancer Fund of America, Inc., et al.

(United States District Court for the District of Arizona) (Case No. 2:15-cv-00884-NVW)

The Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Cancer Support Services, Inc., Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Inc., and The Breast Cancer Society, as well as certain officers and directors of these companies, on May 19, 2015. The lawsuit is a joint effort with the Attorneys General of the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the Federal Trade Commission.

Also on May 19, 2015, the Attorney General filed settlements with Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Inc. and The Breast Cancer Society, as well as some of the individual officers and directors. For information about the settlements, read the Attorney General’s press release from May 19, 2015. Litigation is pending against Cancer Fund of America, Inc., Cancer Support Services, Inc., and James Reynolds, Sr.

Current Status:

  • Complaint filed against defendants on May 19, 2015.
  • Settlements filed against Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Inc., The Breast Cancer Society, and certain officers and directors on May 19, 2015.

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.

Current Status:

  • Complaint filed April 16, 2013.
  • Defendant Kevin Mitchell filed his Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint June 7, 2013.
  • Default Judgment (CoiNuts, Inc.) entered September 6, 2013 for $742,826.
  • Court granted State's Motion for Summary Judgment (K. Mitchell) on September 15, 2014. Read the decision.
  • State’s Motion for Summary Judgment re: Restitution & Civil Penalties filed April 15, 2015.
  • Motion for Summary Judgment hearing scheduled May 22, 2015.
  • Restitution hearing scheduled July 20-22, 2015.

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.

Current Status:

  • Complaint was filed July 14, 2006.
  • Third Amended Complaint filed November 7, 2007.
  • Settlement announced January 23, 2007 with defendants Samsung Electronics Company Ltd.; and Winbond Electronics Corporation and their applicable subsidiaries.
  • Defendants Amended Answers filed September 2007.
  • Settlement announced June 24, 2010 with defendants Elpida Memory Inc.; Hynix Semiconductor, Inc.; Infineon Technologies A.G.; Micron Technology, Inc.; Mosel-Vitelic Corp.; NEC Electronics America, Inc; and their applicable subsidiaries; case against Nanya Technology Corp. continues.
  • Settlement process being implemented and subject to court review.

March 12, 2013

Federal Trade Commission and State of Idaho vs. St. Luke's Health System, Ltd and Saltzer Medical Group, P.A.

For current information on this case, please click here.

Last updated 5/21/2015
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