News Release

News releases issued to the press and other media, as well as other important announcements in chronological order.

File News Release - DCCA Launches Statewide Foreclosure Campaign
File News Release - Hawaii Part of National Debt Relief Settlement
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) through the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and four other states in the CFPB’s first joint enforcement action against a nationwide debt-relief services company that illegally charged advance fees for its services.
File Business Registration Information Release 13-01
File News Release - Hawaii Part of Multi-State Pfizer Settlement
The Office of Consumer Protection represented Hawaii in a multi-state settlement over Pfizer's handling of two of its drugs.
File OAH November 2012 Press Release
File DCCA Disciplinary Actions Through October 2012
File News Release - Holiday Gift Cards Returns
Shoppers be aware of your rights before buying gift cards and gift certificates. Also know what stores can require for returns.
File News Release - Hawaii Part Of Nationwide Avandia Settlement
Hawai'i will receive nearly $1.3 million as part of a nationwide settlement with the maker of the diabetes drug Avandia.
File News Release - State Warning On Cosmetic Contact Lenses
As the Halloween season approaches, the Hawai'i State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) is warning consumers about the risks associated with wearing cosmetic, non-corrective contact lenses that are purchased without a valid prescription.
File DCCA Disciplinary Actions Through September 2012
File News Release - Hawaii Real Estate License Renewals
File News Release - Athletic Trainer Registration
File Important Announcement To Athletic Trainers
File News Release - Public Warned Of Phishing, Call Scam
File News Release - RICO, OCP Hilo Office Moves
File DCCA Disciplinary Actions Through August 2012
File Public Notice - Health Forum on Benchmark Plan
DCCA is holding a public forum and presentation on the benchmark plan that will be a measurement for the Affordable Care Act plans in Hawai'i in the insurance exchange.
File Janssen Pharmaceuticals to Pay $180M to Settle Deceptive Marketing Claims. Hawai'i to Receive Nearly $2.7 Million
File DCCA Disciplinary Actions Through July 2012
File State Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against Francha Services, LLC and Edna A. Franco for Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act Violations
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