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12/2010

Terry Goddard Obtains $80,000 Consent Judgment against Moving Company

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 20, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today he has obtained an $80,000 consent judgment in Maricopa County Superior Court against Allstar Moving & Storage, Inc., of Chandler; its owner, Mohamed Elsayed, and its general manager, Amru Abdalla. Allstar operates a moving service under its corporate name, as well as under the name Allways Moving & Storage.

Terry Goddard Gives Consumers Quick List of Toy Safety Tips

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 21, 2010) Attorney General Goddard today offered Arizona consumers a list of 10 toy safety tips to keep in mind this holiday season.

Thousands of toys are on the market, each promising to educate or entertain children. Unfortunately, as recalls of millions of toys in past years have shown, not every toy is safe. Toy buyers can help protect children from injury by being careful, vigilant shoppers. Here are a handful of tips:

DIRECTV to Provide Refunds to Consumers As Part of Deceptive Advertising Settlement

(Phoenix, Ariz - Dec. 28, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard, along with the attorneys general of 48 other states and the District of Columbia, has settled an investigation involving DIRECTV that will pay refunds to consumers who have unresolved complaints. The states alleged that the satellite TV provider engaged in deceptive and unfair sales practices. DIRECTV agreed to alter its business practices in the future. 

Goddard Sues Two Companies over ‘Principal Reduction’ Services

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 6, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed complaints against two Arizona companies, alleging violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act in connection with the marketing of purported "principal reduction” services for home mortgages. 

One lawsuit was filed against Principal Reduction Group, LLC, of Scottsdale, and its owner, Brian Cutright. It alleges that between July and September of this year the company has charged some 100 Arizona homeowners up to $6,000 to participate in its principal reduction program. 

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