(Phoenix, AZ- Jan. 14, 2010) - Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that the State will provide a substantial increase in assistance for Arizona homeowners facing foreclosure as a result of a consumer fraud settlement with the Attorney General’s Office.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – January 5, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard will host a Senior Anti-Crime University on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in Sun City West. The program will start at 8 a.m. at the Sun City West Foundation.
Goddard will be joined by local leaders and experts in consumer scams, investment fraud, personal safety, elder abuse, financial exploitation and other issues affecting seniors.
(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Jan. 6, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Molly E. Edwards has been named press secretary for the Arizona Attorney General's Office. She will be working with Communications Director Steve Wilson to meet the needs of the media and respond to public inquiries. She replaces Anne Hilby, who left the office last week to work in a political campaign.
(Phoenix, Ariz. January 7, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $22.5-million settlement with Abbott Laboratories, Fournier Industrie et Sante and Laboratories Fournier, S.A., resolving antitrust claims involving the cholesterol drug TriCor.
Tricor is used to reduce high levels of triglycerides and cholesterol. It accounted for more than $1 billion of Abbotts sales last year.
(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Jan. 8, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today asked Gov. Jan Brewer to join him in a letter to Arizona's Congressional delegation, urging them to strip the so-called "Nebraska Compromise" from the federal health care bill. That provision would benefit Nebraska at the expense of Arizona and every other state.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Jan. 12, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that Douglas Ross Zuber, 51, of Scottsdale, has been sentenced in Maricopa County Superior Court to six years in prison and seven years of probation. He must also pay $6,196,985 in restitution to Harvard Investments, Inc., in Scottsdale.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Jan. 13, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed a lawsuit against a Phoenix-based mortgage loan modification company, Asset Creation, LLC, and its owner, Marvin Williamson, for engaging in allegedly deceptive practices. This lawsuit is the latest action in the Attorney General’s crackdown on mortgage loan modification businesses that use misleading advertising or engage in other fraudulent practices.
More than 2,500 consumers have contracted with Asset Creation for loan modification services in the past two years.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Jan. 13, 2010) The Attorney General's Office, Civil Rights Division, in partnership with the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Court, is offering a free 40-hour mediation course to train volunteers to help resolve court disputes specifically for the Northwest Regional Justice Court, 14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise, Ariz.
Mediators are neutral parties who try to help disputing parties reach agreements in various types of cases. Mediation is a valuable alternative to litigation; it can save time and money and reduce stress.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Jan. 14, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have filed a joint lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Government Careers Inc. (GCI) and owners Jon Coover, Richard Friedberg, and Rimona Friedberg for engaging in allegedly deceptive employment services. GCI’s primary office is in Tucson.
The Attorney General’s Office estimates that as many as 10,000 people across the country are victims, including more than 1,500 Arizona residents.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 25, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an antitrust settlement with 16 other State Attorneys General, the United States Department of Justice, Ticketmaster and Live Nation that preserves competition in the concert ticketing services market in Arizona and nationally.