Terry Goddard Recaps Office Highlights of 2005

(Phoenix, Ariz. – December 29, 2005) The holiday season is a time when we gather with family and friends and look back at the past year, think about the future and count our blessings. It is my honor to serve as your Attorney General, and 2005 was a busy year for us at this office. Below is a brief recap of major issues we addressed this year. Most remain on our agenda for 2006.  

Terry Goddard Settles False Advertising Lawsuit with Holmes Tuttle Ford

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 23, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement with Holmes Tuttle Ford, Inc. for its alleged deceptive advertising of a “$29 Down and 50% Off MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price) Sale” held early this year.  

The settlement requires Holmes Tuttle Ford, Inc. to pay the Attorney General’s Office $75,000.  The money will be used to pay for consumer fraud education, attorneys’ fees and investigation costs.  The settlement also requires future Holmes Tuttle advertisements to be clear, truthful and non-misleading.   

Taser Agrees to Qualify Safety Claims, Clarify Product Warnings at Attorney General's Request

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 22, 2005) - Attorney General Terry Goddard today said Taser International has responded positively to his concerns that consumers might misunderstand the risks associated with the company's stun guns. The company has made many changes to qualify its safety claims and clarify product warnings.     

Terry Goddard Announces Agreement with ConocoPhillips To Help Reduce Underage Tobacco Sales

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 21, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that ConocoPhillips Company, one of the nation’s largest oil companies, has agreed to policy changes expected to discourage underage tobacco sales at more than 10,000 gas station/convenience stores operating nationwide under the Conoco 76 or Phillips 66 brands. Sixty-six outlets in Arizona are covered by the agreement, all independently owned and operated.

Terry Goddard Sues Major Drug Companies For Inflating Prices, Cheating Arizona Taxpayers

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 7, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard has filed a lawsuit against 42 pharmaceutical companies for cheating Arizona taxpayers by using a drug pricing scheme that has cost consumers and Medicare tens of millions of dollars.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court, seeks restitution and charges the drug companies with violation of the state’s consumer protection and racketeering laws. 

Media Advisory: Terry Goddard to Announce Agreement with Colorado City Unified School District

(Phoenix, Ariz.) Attorney Terry Goddard will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today to announce a consent agreement with the Colorado City Unified School District.

The agreement follows a petition filed by the Attorney General's Office on behalf of the Executive Director of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The petition sought the appointment of a receiver for the school district and alleged gross mismanagement by district administrators and officers.