Terry Goddard's Statement Regarding the March 29 Special Session

(Phoenix, Ariz. - March 29, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard issued the following statement today regarding Gov. Brewer's decision to call the Arizona Legislature into special session to consider joining a lawsuit seeking to overturn the federal health care law.

Calling the Legislature into special session to become an additional and unnecessary plaintiff in a legally dubious and highly political lawsuit filed in Florida shows that this Governor's priorities are seriously misplaced. 

Terry Goddard, Eric Holder Pledge Aggressive Fight against Mortgage Fraud

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 25, 2010) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today pledged a broad and intensified fight to prevent, prosecute and punish mortgage fraud in Arizona, aided by an additional $1.7 million in federal funding. 

The money for Arizona is a big share of an additional $8 million the U.S. Department of Justice will spend nationally this year to step up mortgage fraud enforcement. 

Terry Goddard Declines to Join Lawsuits Against Federal Health Care Law

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- March 24, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard said today he will not be joining lawsuits filed by 14 State Attorneys General to overturn federal health care legislation signed into law Tuesday. 

Goddard said constitutional law experts on his staff, as well as many other legal scholars around the nation, regard the lawsuits as having little chance of prevailing. 

Free Mediation Training for Court Volunteers in Tucson and Casa Grande

(Phoenix, Ariz. - March 24, 2010) The Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General's Office, in partnership with the Arizona Supreme Court’s Administrative Office of the Court, is offering a free, 40-hour mediation course to train volunteers in Tucson and Casa Grande to help resolve local court disputes.

The mediation training will be offered at the following times and places:

Media Advisory: Terry Goddard, Eric Holder to Take Part in Mortgage Fraud Summit Thursday

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 24, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard said today he will join U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other members of the recently formed Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force at a Mortgage Fraud Summit meeting Thursday in Phoenix. 

The meeting will be the second such summit held nationally, following one held last month in Miami.  Attorney General Holder is visiting cities around the country hardest hit by mortgage fraud to examine trends, discuss strategies with state and local law enforcement officials and hear from affected community members.  

Liquid Titan of Parker to Pay $55,000 Penalty to Resolve Air Quality, Waste Violations in La Paz County

PHOENIX (March 18, 2010) – The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced today that LiquidTitan, LLC of Parker has agreed to pay a $55,000 penalty under a consent judgment for air quality and waste violations at its used oil and petroleum facility in La Paz County.

ADEQ inspections over a four-year period revealed a host of violations at the refinery, which produces gasoline, diesel fuel and used oil fuels and is located at 31645 Industrial Lane in Parker.

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.

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.