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.
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.
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.”
PHOENIX (Friday March 11, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today announced a settlement agreement with Scottsdale based Principal Reduction Group, LLC, and Brian Cutright, owner and operations manager of Principal Reduction Group, LLC.
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.
PHOENIX (Friday, April 8, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne announced today that a default judgment has been entered against a Scottsdale-based mortgage loan firm that had bilked consumers of nearly $4 million.
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.
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.
PHOENIX (Wednesday, June 22, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today announced a $255,000 judgment entered in Maricopa County Superior Court against a Phoenix-based fraudulent engine repair business.
PHOENIX (Thursday, June 23., 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne announced today that he, along with 37 other state Attorneys General, have reached a $40.75 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (GSK) and SB Pharmco Puerto Rico, Inc. (SB Pharmco) arising from alleged substandard manufacturing processes.