Attorney General Reaches Accord with H&R Block on Reimbursement

(April 24, 2003—Phoenix, AZ)  H&R Block Services, Inc., has agreed to establish a fund to reimburse clients who paid for the tax-preparation company’s “Peace of Mind” guarantee but may not have wanted to purchase the optional service, Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today. The agreement, reached by attorneys general of 41 states, the corporation counsel of the District of Columbia and H&R Block, concerns the company’s guarantee to pay up to $5,000 of any additional income tax owed due to a preparer’s error. 

Attorney General Goddard Confirms $38 Million Payment to Arizona

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that Arizona will receive a $38 million payment from Phillip Morris as part of the master tobacco suit settlement reached in 1998.  “This is great news for Arizonans, especially when our legislature and governor are trying to balance the state’s budget.”  The payment, which is due tomorrow, was put in jeopardy after smokers in Illinois successfully sued Phillip Morris for $10 billion. 

Attorney General to Acknowledge Victims of Crime at Event on Monday

(Phoenix, AZ—April 4, 2003)  Attorney General Terry Goddard will host an event for Crime Victim Week on Monday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. in the 3rd floor conference room at  the Capitol Center, 15 S. 15th Avenue. The media is invited to attend. 

Victims of all types of crimes will be in attendance and during the  event the Attorney General will acknowledge them. Each will receive a token of the Office’s commitment to victims. 

Awards will also be given to Law Angel of the Year, an attorney who has given special assistance to crime victims. 

Goddard Calls News Conference to Discuss Progress on Gas Pricing

(Phoenix, AZ—April 3, 2003) Attorney General Terry Goddard has called a news conference for 2:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, Friday, April 4 to talk about gas prices. 

The news conference will be held in the 3rd floor conference room of the Capitol Center, 15 South 15th Avenue (just west of the AG's main office at 1275 W. Washington). Parking is available on the street or in the lot at 1275 W. Washington for cars; media trucks/vans can park in the pull through at the back of the CAP Center).