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03/2010

Terry Goddard Announces Statewide Meth Contest Winners, Shows New Prevention Ads

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 2, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today visited Capitol School in Phoenix to recognize winners of the 2010 Meth Not Even Once Poster Contest and unveil the next phase of the Arizona Meth Project’s dynamic youth prevention campaign.

Research-based prevention ads depict the destructive impact meth can have on the friends and family of those who use the drug. The radio, print, and television ads that are at the heart of the campaign will begin to air in the greater Phoenix area media market this week with a hard-hitting message.

Consumer Protection Week: Terry Goddard Warns Families about the Dangers of Lead in Toys

(Phoenix, Ariz. - March 5, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers to shop carefully when purchasing toys and other products for children.   According to the Department of Health Services, high levels of lead can pose a number of health risks, including behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures and even death.  Children under six years old are at higher risk for exposure to lead because of their hand-to-mouth behavior. It is important for parents to know the risks and how to protect their children.
 

Terry Goddard Announces Settlement to Restore Competition for Voting Systems

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 9, 2010)  Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an antitrust settlement that will restore competition in the nation’s voting equipment systems market. Other parties to the agreement are eight more State Attorneys General, the U.S. Department of Justice and Elections Systems & Software, Inc. (“ES&S”). 

Consumer Protection Week: Terry Goddard Reminds Tenants of Their Legal Rights in Foreclosures

(Phoenix, Ariz. - March 10, 2010) As foreclosures continue at a high rate in Arizona, they impact not only homeowners but also people renting properties that have gone into foreclosure. Attorney General Terry Goddard today provided information about the rights of tenants living in properties that are foreclosed.

Last May, Congress passed the “Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act” to protect renters who were being forced to immediately leave their homes with little notice when the properties they rented went into foreclosure. The law remains in effect until Dec. 31, 2012.

Terry Goddard Announces Settlements in Real Estate Fraud Case

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- March 17, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a $120,000 settlement with several defendants for their roles in a real estate scheme in Pima County that deceived novice investors, financial lenders and unqualified home buyers. 

The settlement was reached with Andrew T. Silverstein; Andrew Silverstein P.L.L.C.; VinLan Ventures, doing business as Re/Max All Executives, and Vincent Volpe.

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