Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich




Terry Goddard Announces $19.5 Million Settlement Over OxyContin

(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 8, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $19.5 million settlement with Purdue Pharma resolving two allegations regarding Purdue’s promotion of the narcotic pain medication OxyContin.

According to court documents, Purdue allegedly encouraged doctors to prescribe OxyContin for uses not approved by the FDA. The complaint also alleges that the company failed to adequately disclose the potential for addiction, abuse and diversion of OxyContin for illegal use.

Terry Goddard Launching Seniors Strike Back Program to Fight Mail Fraud

(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 4, 2007) Seniors throughout Arizona are helping Attorney General Terry Goddard find con artists who target older residents through mail solicitations.

“Seniors Strike Back” is an operation that enlisted senior volunteers from throughout Arizona to save their junk mail during April. Beginning Monday, May 7, in honor of Older Americans Month, the Attorney General’s Office will collect and sort the mail and then take legal actions against companies or people who violate Arizona’s consumer protection laws.

Clean Harbors to Pay $45,000 Penalty for Hazardous Waste Violations in South Phoenix

(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 7, 2007) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and ADEQ Director Steve Owens today announced that Clean Harbors Arizona, LLC (Clean Harbors) has agreed to pay $45,000 in penalties under a consent judgment with ADEQ for hazardous waste violations at the company’s south Phoenix facility.

Terry Goddard Announces ID Theft Settlement with ChoicePoint

(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 31, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a multi-state $500,000 settlement with ChoicePoint, a Georgia-based company, resolving allegations that it failed to adequately maintain the privacy and security of consumers’ personally identifying information stored in its database. Goddard joined 43 other state Attorneys General in this settlement.