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.
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.
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.
March 12, 2013
Federal Trade Commission and State of Idaho vs. St. Luke's Health System, Ltd and Saltzer Medical Group, P.A.