16, 2012 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman recently ordered Chicago-based Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, LLC (Legal Helpers) and its five subsidiaries to cease and desist from operating as debt settlement providers in the state of Minnesota.
14, 2012 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce recently took action against Renaissance Marketing of Property for running an alleged “bait and switch” timeshare scheme that targeted consumers across the country. The Commerce Department ordered Renaissance Marketing of Property to immediately halt further activity in the State of Minnesota.
15, 2012 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimates that fraud costs insurance carriers and consumers $80 billion a year. That averages out to about $950 per family in the United States. On October 16, Commissioner Mike Rothman will address this problem as the keynote speaker at the Minnesota Insurance Fraud Summit.
10, 2012 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman recently announced the Minnesota Department of Commerce has taken action against the Oregon-based “Embassy of Heaven Church” and its leader Paul Revere for offering invalid auto insurance policies in Minnesota.
06, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced a multi-state settlement agreement between Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and 43 states. Iowa acted as the managing lead state in the agreement and was assisted by Minnesota, Missouri, and Florida.
16, 2012 - When a loved one dies, the last thing surviving family members need in a time of grief are complex, confusing life insurance claim forms from their insurance company. That’s why the Minnesota Department of Commerce took action today against four national life insurance companies.
30, 2012 - A $2.5 million settlement was reached today between the State of Minnesota and Accretive Health, Inc. The settlement bars Accretive from conducting business in the state for two years and requires the company to provide restitution to Minnesota consumers who were adversely affected by the company’s alleged misconduct, amid other penalties.
26, 2012 - Formal charges have been filed in Kandiyohi County District Court on allegations that Spicer resident Todd Patrick Paffrath committed felony insurance fraud when a ring was stolen from his Willmar jewelry store last December. According to a formal investigation conducted by the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Insurance Fraud Unit, Paffrath allegedly submitted an insurance claim after the diamond ring was stolen under a false appraisal for $10,000 more than the ring’s actual value.