Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



Enforcement Action

Attorney General Tom Horne Announces Settlement Agreement with Quik Cash Financial Services

PHOENIX (Tuesday March 8, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne announced today a consent judgment against Quik Cash Financial Services to pay up to $170,000 in restitution to “eligible consumers” that were victims of consumer fraud.  Quik Cash was a pay day lender which operated in most Arizona counties.

Attorney General Tom Horne Announces Complaint for Injunction Against Smoke Freely, LLC

PHOENIX (Wednesday March 9, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today filed a complaint in Pima County Superior Court for injunctive relief, restitution and civil penalties against Smoke Freely, LLC, an Arizona limited liability corporation.  Smoke Freely offers Prado Electronic Cigarettes (“Prado E-Cig”) for sale. An Electronic Cigarette or “E-Cig” is a battery-powered device that can provide inhaled doses of nicotine by delivering a vaporized solution. Professional Marketing Associates, Inc.

Horne Announces $2.1 Million Pharmaceutical Payout; Largest to Date

PHOENIX (Thursday, March 10, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today announced Arizona has received the largest-ever pharmaceutical payout in Arizona history - nearly $2.1 million - as part of the largest-ever multi-state consumer protection-based pharmaceutical settlement.

Horne stated:  “This settlement sends a powerful message to drug companies that deceptive practices will not be tolerated.  The health and safety of consumers is vitally important, especially where medications are necessary for the well-being of the patient.”

Horne Announces Favorable Ruling in Bank of America Litigation

PHOENIX (Tuesday March 22, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne announced that the U.S. Federal District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone, ruled on the first significant motion in the Bank of America case.  Judge Martone granted the State of Arizona’s motion to return the case to state court.  In January, Bank of America had removed the case to federal court on a variety of grounds, all of which were rejected by Judge Martone.

AG Horne Announces Judgment Against Telemarketer

PHOENIX (Thursday, April 28, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that a (Maricopa) County Superior Court judge entered a judgment against an Mesa telemarketing company, which conducted business under the name Consumer Benefits Group. The court found that the company and its principals, Cory McCormick and Robert Meier, deceived elderly consumers throughout the country, claiming to sell an identity-theft protection program. 

Horne Asks for Injunction Against Phoenix-Area Individuals Accused of Deceptive Mortgage Loan Mod Practices

PHOENIX (Thursday, April 28, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne requested that a Maricopa County Superior Court judge prohibit two Phoenix-area individuals who offer mortgage loan modification and legal document preparation services from continuing alleged unlawful and deceptive practices.


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