(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 31, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a multi-state $500,000 settlement with ChoicePoint, a Georgia-based company, resolving allegations that it failed to adequately maintain the privacy and security of consumers’ personally identifying information stored in its database. Goddard joined 43 other state Attorneys General in this settlement.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 23, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement with the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) and AzHHA Service Corporation. The settlement resolves allegations that they violated U.S. and Arizona antitrust laws by sharing competitively sensitive information with their participating member hospitals and by fixing and suppressing prices paid by participating member hospitals for temporary nursing services.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 21, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today commended MySpace for agreeing to provide information on sex offenders found using the popular Internet social network.
Once the data about registered sex offenders is obtained, it will be shared with local law enforcement officials, Goddard said. The information can be used to look for potential parole or probation violations by offenders who may be barred from using a social networking site or contacting minors.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 18, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today applauded the decision by Anheuser-Busch Companies to stop the production of Spykes, a caffeinated malt beverage available in fruit and chocolate flavors.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 18, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers to be wary of callers claiming to be from Arizona Veterans Hospital or Veterans Services asking for donations over the telephone.
The Attorney General’s Office has received information that individuals claiming to be associated with the hospital or veterans group are soliciting donations over the telephone to make food baskets for veterans.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 17, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers about a phone solicitation scam where the caller pretends to be an attorney from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 14, 2007) The United States Supreme Court today rejected further hearings concerning Jeffrey Landrigan’s death sentence for the 1989 murder of Chester Dyer. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that would have required an evidentiary hearing over the absence of mitigating evidence at Landrigan’s 1990 sentencing hearing.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 14, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed a lawsuit against two men and three corporations that own, operate or manage Metro Sportz Bar and Restaurant, Boomerang Bar and Billiards, River City Pockets and the Maverick Saloon, all in Phoenix, for violating the Smoke-Free Arizona Act. The men named as defendants are Alfonso Larriva and Alfonzo Ruiz.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 14, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard will take part in several events in Tucson on Wednesday, May 16. They include:
(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 10, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard today criticized Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. for producing and promoting alcohol energy drinks containing caffeine and other stimulants. Citing serious health concerns, Goddard called on the company to provide readable warning labels that alert consumers about the health risks posed by these products.