Attorney General Goddard Reminds Consumers that Qwest Refund Deadline Is Approaching

(Phoenix – August 28, 2003)  Attorney General Terry Goddard issued a reminder today that the clock is ticking for consumers who have a claim against Qwest Corporation and Qwest Wireless. The Attorney General’s Office settled a major consumer case with Qwest last month for business practices that deceptively charged their customers. The settlement includes a credit or refund of those unauthorized charges to customers who were victims of the deceptive practices between May of 2001 and July 7, 2003. The State was also awarded $3.75 million to cover the costs of the suit. 

Supreme Court Protects the Rights 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.  

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.    

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.   

Attorney General Announces Plan to Pay $7.1 Million to Arizona Household/Beneficial Borrowers

(Phoenix, AZ—August 5, 2003) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that eligible Arizona consumers who received home loans from Household Finance Corp., Household Realty Corp., or Beneficial Corp. will soon be able to claim settlement payments.  Notices are being sent to approximately 12,000 Arizona Household and Beneficial borrowers this month to notify them of their eligibility to share in the State’s $7.1 million settlement with Household International.