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AG Brnovich Asks Judge to Reject Google’s $13 Million ‘Wi-Spy’ Class Action Settlement

Under Proposed Settlement Harmed Consumers Will Not Be Compensated

U.S. District Court, North District of California – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking a federal judge to reject Google’s $13 million class action settlement regarding its ‘Wi-Spy’ scandal that would send all of the money to attorneys and select organizations instead of harmed consumers.

Today, O.H. Skinner, Solicitor General for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, argued the states’ case at the U.S. District Court, North District of California.

AG Brnovich Announces Settlement with Phoenix Sports Bar in Service Animal Disability Lawsuit

PHOENIX - The Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has reached a settlement with Obrigis LLC, d/b/a O’Brien’s Sports Bar (O’Brien’s), under the Arizonans with Disabilities Act (AzDA), in a disability lawsuit involving the denial of service by a public establishment to a man who utilizes a service animal. On October 25, 2019, the AGO filed a lawsuit alleging that O’Brien’s violated the AzDA when O’Brien’s employees told

Tucson Woman Found Guilty of Defrauding Elderly Couple of $80,000

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Tucson jury found Cynthia Renae Ortiz guilty of 21 felony counts for defrauding an elderly Arizona couple out of more than $80,000. Ortiz was convicted of 2 counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, 11 counts of Taking the Identity of Another, five counts of Forgery, and one count each of Aggravated Taking the Identity of Another, Theft, and Theft from a Vulnerable Adult.

Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Sentence of Convicted Killer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the death penalty sentence of convicted killer James McKinney. McKinney brutally murdered Christine Mertens and Jim McClain in their Chandler homes back in 1991.

“Today the Supreme Court supported the administration of justice," said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "We have an obligation to the victims, their families and our communities to uphold the rule of law and to see that death sentences of convicted murderers are carried out."

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Obtains Injunction Against Vaping Company Eonsmoke

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office obtained a preliminary injunction against Eonsmoke, LLC, regarding its advertisement and sale of illegal vaping products to Arizonans, including Arizona’s youth. The injunction immediately prohibits Eonsmoke from selling its illegal products in the State.

Former Vice Principal of Closed Goodyear Charter School Pleads Guilty to Theft

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Joann Vega pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to two counts of theft, class two felonies, for her role in reporting false student enrollment at the Bradley Academy of Excellence a.k.a. Discovery Creemos Academy. The false reporting resulted in a loss of approximately $2.5 million in taxpayer funds mostly provided by the Arizona Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture also overfunded the school as a result of the fraud.

AG Brnovich Leads Bipartisan Coalition Fighting Creation of ‘Negotiation Class’ that Undermines Opioid Multidistrict Litigation

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and 12 other attorneys general recently urged the federal appeals court in Cincinnati to reverse an Ohio federal judge’s order that undermines the ability of States to negotiate a comprehensive opioid settlement. The attorneys general allege that no grant of legislative or constitutional authority permitted the District Court to certify a “negotiation class” to resolve multidistrict litigation against entities who played a role in the opioid crisis.

Employee of Former Goodyear Charter School Pleads Guilty to Theft

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Harold Cadiz pleaded guilty Friday morning to two counts of theft, class two felonies, for his role in reporting false student enrollment at the Bradley Academy of Excellence a.k.a Discovery Creemos Academy. The false reporting resulted in an approximately $2.2 million loss to the Arizona Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.