200401

Deadline to File Claims in the Taxol® Settlement Extended Until February 29, 2004

(Phoenix, Arizona—January 21, 2004) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that the deadline to file claims in the Taxol® antitrust case has been extended through February 29, 2004.  Thousands of claims have already been filed, but due to a substantial increase in the numbers of claims and claim form requests, the deadline has once again been extended.

Goddard Files Consumer Fraud Action Against Bulletproof Vest Manufacturer

Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that his office has filed an enforcement action against Second Chance Body Armor, Inc., for violation of Arizona’s Consumer Fraud Act.  The complaint charges Second Chance with deception in the advertising and sale of bulletproof vests manufactured with “Zylon®”fiber, which Second Chance warranted to provide protection for five years.  “Second Chance knew early that Zylon® degrades rapidly and permanently when exposed to  such common conditions as high humidity and heat, fluorescent light and sunlight,” said Goddard.