Arizona Reaches $550 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement With Suntrust To Address Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing, and Foreclosure Abuses

Phoenix (Wednesday, June 18, 2014) -- Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing a $550 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to address mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses.

The three-year settlement provides direct payments to Arizona borrowers for past foreclosure abuses, loan modifications and other relief for borrowers in need of assistance, tough new mortgage servicing standards, and grants oversight authority to an independent monitor.

Attorney General Tom Horne Seeks Disbandment of Colorado City/Hildale Marshall's Office

Phoenix (Tuesday, June 17, 2014) – Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing the filing of a proposed form of Judgment in the U.S. District Court, seeking, among other things, the disbandment of the Colorado City, Arizona/Hildale, Utah Marshal’s Office and the appointment of a federal monitor over municipal functions and services. 

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne to Feds: Stop Transporting Illegal Immigrants to AZ

Phoenix (Thursday, June 12, 2014) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is today formally demanding that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) immediately cease and desist transporting adult immigrants and their families from other states such as Texas, into Arizona. Citing federal statutes - 8 U.S.C. § 1103(a)(5) and 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(ii) - in a letter, the Department of Homeland Security has been told to stop abandoning men, women and children in Arizona.  

Attorney General Tom Horne, 44 Other Attorneys General Reach $105 Million Settlement With GlaxoSmithKline Over Asthma Drug Advair

Phoenix (Wednesday, June 4, 2014) – Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing a settlement that signals a major change in the way pharmaceutical sales teams are motivated and paid for the ultimate benefit of consumers. Arizona, along with 44 other states, reached a $105 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its asthma drug, Advair®, and antidepressant drugs, Paxil® and Wellbutrin®.

Attorney General Tom Horne Files Consumer Fraud Action Against Mortgage Loan Modification Provider

Phoenix (Monday, June 2, 2014) – Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is today announcing a recently obtained consent judgment against Maricopa County resident Maria Elena Alvarez that prohibits her from providing mortgage or other consumer loan modification services to Arizona consumers.