Attorney General Terry Goddard Reaches Agreement with Chase Home Finance On “Borrower’s Bill of Rights”

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 31, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an agreement with Chase Home Finance LLC (“Chase”) in which Chase has agreed to adopt “Best Practices” in its servicing of home mortgage loans in Arizona. These Best Practices substantially incorporate the “Borrower’s Bill of Rights” proposed by Goddard earlier this year.

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. 

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:

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 Charges Bank of America with Mortgage Fraud

(Phoenix, Ariz - Dec. 17, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced that his Office today filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corporation and its affiliated companies (“Bank of America”) alleging violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and violations of the consent judgment entered in March 2009 between Arizona and the Countrywide companies owned by Bank of America.

Goddard Announces 18 People in Cross-Border Drug Smuggling Ring Indicted

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 15, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the first blow struck by his newly created Border Crimes Enforcement Section. Eighteen members of a major cross-border marijuana smuggling ring have been indicted in Tucson. The group is alleged to have smuggled large amounts of marijuana and cash drug proceeds through the San Miguel gate on the Tohono O'odham Indian reservation.