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02/2007

Attorney General Goddard and ADEQ Director Owens Announce Honeywell to Pay $500,000 Penalty for Hazardous Waste Violations in Mohave County

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 23, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that Honeywell International, Inc. will pay a $500,000 penalty under a consent judgment with ADEQ for hazardous waste violations in Mohave County.

Katherine Reedy Joins Attorney General’s Office

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 22, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the addition of Katherine Reedy as a public relations project specialist in the Community Services Program of the Attorney General’s Office.

Reedy will work primarily with non-profit organizations and rural media to inform and educate the public on consumer protection issues such as identity theft, predatory lending and elder abuse. She will also be responsible for building relationships with members of local communities who are most affected by consumer fraud. Reedy can be reached at 602-542-7718.

Consumer Claims Process Set Up in GlaxoSmithKline Settlement

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 8, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that a claims process has been established for eligible consumers to receive part of the $70 million settlement reached in August 2006 with drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), resolving allegations that the drug company set fraudulently inflated prices for certain GSK drugs.

Terry Goddard Announces $90 Million Price-Fixing Settlement

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 6, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $90 million settlement with Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Company Ltd., resolving allegations that Samsung and other leading computer chip manufacturers fixed the prices of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) chips. The chips are used in personal computers, servers, workstations and many other electronic devices.