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PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a judge dismissed more than 1,000 frivolous lawsuits filed by a serial litigator against Arizona small businesses. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) flooded state courts with more than 1,700 lawsuits against Valley businesses in 2016. The copy-and-paste lawsuits alleged that businesses’ parking lots did not comply with regulations related to persons with disabilities. Many of the issues were minor and easily fixable, but the lawsuits sought thousands of dollars in damages and attorneys’ fees.
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 19 year old Israel Carrasco and his older brother, 21 year old Enrique Luna for their alleged involvement in an unsolved murder in Glendale. Carrasco and Luna are facing charges of First Degree Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy, and Illegally Conducting an Enterprise. Luna is also facing a charge of Misconduct Involving Weapons.
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Jason Siebert-Thomas and Daylon G. Pierce for their alleged involvement in a credit card scheme targeting deceased credit card holders. Nine victims in Arizona have been identified, however the investigation continues.
PHOENIX – As Valentine’s Day approaches, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to watch out for online dating romance scams. A State Grand Jury indicted Daylon Pierce on 29 felony charges for his alleged involvement in an online dating scam. Eleven additional victims came forward after Pierce was arrested and indicted in June 2016. Pierce is now accused of scamming a total of 13 women.
Today a judge ruled Arizona can proceed with a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Volkswagen despite a federal settlement reached in 2016.
The Arizona Supreme Court has announced that they will hear the Arizona Attorney General’s Office 1487 challenge to the City of Tucson’s gun ordinance. Oral argument will be held at 10:45 a.m. on February 28, 2017, at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. The Court will address the following issues:
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 1:04pm
Today, the Office of the Arizona Attorney General filed our Second Motion to Consolidate Additional Cases, asking the Court to add six cases to the list of consolidated cases. Most of these cases were recently remanded from federal court. Those cases are:
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 3:09pm
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 1:06pm