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.
  • In August 2013, the court will schedule a trial on damages.
  • A trial on the damages will be scheduled for the summer of 2014.

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.
  • State's Motion for Summary Judgment filed November 29, 2013.
  • Court granted State's Motion for Summary Judgment (K. Mitchell) on September 15, 2014. Read the decision.
  • State’s Motion for Order Awarding Restitution and Civil Penalties filed October 31, 2014.
  • 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 3/3/2015
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