(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 31, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an agreement with Chase Home Finance LLC (“Chase”) in which Chase has agreed to adopt “Best Practices” in its servicing of home mortgage loans in Arizona. These Best Practices substantially incorporate the “Borrower’s Bill of Rights” proposed by Goddard earlier this year.
(Phoenix, Ariz - Dec. 28, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard, along with the attorneys general of 48 other states and the District of Columbia, has settled an investigation involving DIRECTV that will pay refunds to consumers who have unresolved complaints. The states alleged that the satellite TV provider engaged in deceptive and unfair sales practices. DIRECTV agreed to alter its business practices in the future.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - December 22, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a major achievement in Arizona’s fight against methamphetamine. According to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission’s 2010 Arizona Youth Survey, youth methamphetamine use across Arizona has declined by more than 65 percent between 2006 and 2010.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 21, 2010) Attorney General Goddard today offered Arizona consumers a list of 10 toy safety tips to keep in mind this holiday season.
Thousands of toys are on the market, each promising to educate or entertain children. Unfortunately, as recalls of millions of toys in past years have shown, not every toy is safe. Toy buyers can help protect children from injury by being careful, vigilant shoppers. Here are a handful of tips:
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 20, 2010) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard today joined an antitrust settlement with 17 other states, the United States Department of Justice, MasterCard International Incorporated and Visa, Inc. intended to restore competition among credit card networks.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 20, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today he has obtained an $80,000 consent judgment in Maricopa County Superior Court against Allstar Moving & Storage, Inc., of Chandler; its owner, Mohamed Elsayed, and its general manager, Amru Abdalla. Allstar operates a moving service under its corporate name, as well as under the name Allways Moving & Storage.
(Phoenix, Ariz - Dec. 17, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced that his Office today filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corporation and its affiliated companies (“Bank of America”) alleging violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and violations of the consent judgment entered in March 2009 between Arizona and the Countrywide companies owned by Bank of America.
(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Dec. 16, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the creation of a fund to reimburse victims of a fraudulent raffle held by an organization holding itself out as a charity to combat childhood obesity.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 15, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the first blow struck by his newly created Border Crimes Enforcement Section. Eighteen members of a major cross-border marijuana smuggling ring have been indicted in Tucson. The group is alleged to have smuggled large amounts of marijuana and cash drug proceeds through the San Miguel gate on the Tohono O'odham Indian reservation.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 15, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard, along with the Attorneys General of 38 other states and the Federal Trade Commission, filed settlements today with The Dannon Company, Inc. (“Dannon”) to settle allegations of deceptive advertising over purported health benefits of its products.