Attorney General to Present Award to Arizona's Team of Consumer Contest Winners

Attorney General Terry Goddard will present awards to Arizona’s team of consumer contest winners at a media conference tomorrow, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Attorney General’s Conference Room, 1275 W. Washington (2nd Floor). 

The students, known as the “Cupcake Eating Pink Flamingos,” are from Liberty School. They will represent Arizona at the national finals in Orlando, Florida April 26-29. 

Parking for media is available at the AG’s office. For additional information, contact Dianna Jennings at (602) 542-8019.

Sentencing Tomorrow for Convicted Police Murderer Rudy Romero

(Phoenix, AZ—March 20, 2003)  Convicted murderer Rudy Romero will be sentenced tomorrow for the 1988 slaying of Phoenix Police Officer Kenneth Collings. The sentencing will be before Judge Jonathan Schwartz at 1:30 p.m. in Room 402 of the Maricopa County Superior Court, 201 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. 

Romero was extradited last March from Mexico and convicted of the slaying in December of 2002.

Arizona Attorney General gets Search Warrant for Innovative Waste Utilization Sister Corporation in California

(Phoenix, AZ—March 12, 2003)—The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has obtained a second search warrant for the corporate headquarters in California of Industrial Waste Utilization, Inc. Industrial Waste Utilization is affiliated with Innovative Waste Utilization, which was shut down after a bust last week at the company’s facility in Phoenix. 

Deadline, Toll-Free number Changes for Buspar Settlement

(Phoenix, AZ—March 10, 2003)—Last week the Attorney General’s Office announced the preliminary settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb on the drug BuSpar. The toll-free telephone number and the period for which consumers may claim damages were incorrect.  

The consumer fund will provide recompense to consumers for the entire damages period allowed by the Court, effectively, January 1, 1998 through January 31, 2003, not December 31, 2002 as originally reported.  

Arizona and Other States Reach Settlement with Bristol Myers-Squibb

(Phoenix, AZ—March 7, 2003)—Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today a preliminary settlement in the federal antitrust suit brought against Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Watson Pharma, Inc. and Danbury Pharmacal, Inc. This suit involved the widely prescribed, anti-anxiety drug BuSpar. Arizona, which prosecuted the suit along with 34 other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, alleged that Bristol and the other defendants took steps in violation of the antitrust laws which prevented generic BuSpar from coming to market.