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08/2003

Attorney General's Office Responds to State Compensation Fund Lawsuit

Attorney General’s Office responds to State Compensation Fund lawsuit 

(Phoenix, AZ—August 11, 2003) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that his office has filed an answer and counterclaim in the State Compensation Fund et al. v. Peterson et al., No. CV 2003-011970, lawsuit that was filed by the State Compensation Fund and others in Maricopa County Superior Court on June 20, 2003.   

Scam Alert: CDs Vs. "Pooled Certificates"

SCAM ALERT 
CDs vs. “Pooled Certificates” 

(Phoenix, AZ–August 12, 2003) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning Arizona residents of several advertisements that are appearing in valley newspapers offering high yield “FDIC Insured Bank CDs.”  Several consumers have filed complaints with the Attorney General’s Office in response to such advertisements and being sold products that were not individual certificates of deposit, but rather group certificates.   

ADEQ Director Owens, Attorney General Goddard Announce Settlements for Estes Contamination

ADEQ Director Owens, Attorney General Goddard 
Announce Settlements for Estes Contamination 

(Phoenix, AZ—August 26, 2003) Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens and Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced settlement agreements totaling nearly $1.7 million with five businesses to resolve their liability for releases of hazardous substances at the Estes Landfill in Phoenix.    

Supreme Court Protects the Rights of "Indirect Purchasers" to Sue in Arizona Anti-Trust Cases

Supreme Court protects the right of “indirect purchasers” to sue in Arizona anti-trust cases 

(Phoenix, AZ – August 27, 2003)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today applauded the decision of the Arizona Supreme Court that allows Arizona consumers to sue monopolists in anti-trust actions. This groundbreaking decision upholds the State statute that gives indirect purchasers in Arizona the right to claim damages against those who violate anti-trust laws.