PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge has approved a consent judgment in a consumer fraud case against Garo Enterprises, Inc., a Tempe transmission shop which conducted business under the name Transplant Plus Transmissions and its principals Gary Luther and Robert Brady. Transplant Plus Transmissions sells and installs remanufactured transmissions at 1750 E. Elliot Road, Tempe, Arizona.
PHOENIX (Monday, August 22, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today issued a warning to consumers to be wary of any notices or advertisements that claim to offer homeowners facing foreclosure “complete forgiveness of the loan” or other monetary relief if they join a class-action lawsuit. Such ploys are likely a pretext to collect illegal up-front fees for foreclosure assistance.
PHOENIX (Monday, September 12, 2011) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that his office obtained a preliminary injunction prohibiting Abode Air, as well as owner Ron Dew, from soliciting any Arizona consumers by telephone. After a two day hearing in which approximately 26 consumers testified, the court specifically found that Abode Air violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by repeatedly calling consumers after they asked to not be called, and by calling consumers who were on the national Do-Not-Call Registry.
PHOENIX (Thursday, September 15, 2011) – Attorney General Tom Horne today announced his office has filed a lawsuit for injunctive relief, restitution and civil penalties in Pima County Superior Court against American Residential Services, L.L.C. alleging numerous violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. Allegations include false, misleading and deceptive sales tactics involving older consumers.
PHOENIX (Monday, October 17, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that his first auto repair “sting” has resulted in a $40,494.63 Consent Judgment against Econo-Lube N. Tune, Inc., a Delaware corporation that owns and operates Econo-Lube N’Tune & Brakes and Meineke locations throughout the United States. The Meineke/Econolube location at 6829 N. 7th Street in Phoenix was selected as the subject of the AG’s investigation as a result of consumer complaints.
TUCSON (Wednesday, November 9, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne has filed a court action in Pima County Superior Court alleging that Mortgage Capital USA, Inc. and its Chief Executive Officer, Gustavo R. Anaya, have engaged in a loan modification scam primarily targeting Spanish-speaking residents. The complaint alleges Defendants use deceptive means to lure distressed homeowners who hope to fend off foreclosure and then Defendants take their money without providing the services for which the consumer contracted.
PHOENIX (Wednesday, November 16, 2011) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has filed documents in Maricopa County Superior Court alleging that several related Arizona telemarketing companies have defrauded nearly 5,000 consumers out of more than $6 million since 2008.
PHOENIX (Monday, December 12, 2011) -- A Phoenix-area firearms dealer is the subject of a consumer fraud lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court by Attorney General Tom Horne.
The suit contends that Lancaster Arms, LLC, which is owned by co-defendants Chester and Marsha Durda, defrauded consumers by failing to provide promised merchandise and services to dozens of customers between February of 2009 and September of 2011.
PHOENIX (Friday, January 27, 2012) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has filed documents in Maricopa County Superior Court alleging that Ray E. Bornert violated an 18-year-old court order, stemming from a deceptive home improvement scheme, by marketing and selling radiant barriers to Arizona consumers.
PHOENIX (Monday, January 30, 2012) -- The Attorney General’s office, local law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders will hold a conference Tuesday, January 31 at 8:30 a.m. to discuss critical issues facing the state in combating identity theft. Arizona ranks high nationally having over 7,000 cases of identity theft every year.
The meeting will bring together the organizations and individuals working on identity theft, both locally and nationally, in order for Arizona to be on the “cutting edge” of this terrible problem facing law enforcement.