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AG Brnovich Secures Over $90,000 in Restitution for Victims of Dependable Auto in Tucson

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office has secured over $90,000 in restitution for consumers who were the victims of Dependable Auto, Inc., a Tucson-based used car dealer. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) obtained the restitution as part of a consent judgment to resolve the State’s allegations that the dealership engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in the course of its sales.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Files Lawsuit Against Google Over Deceptive and Unfair Location Tracking

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court today against Google LLC for deceptive and unfair practices used to obtain users’ location data, which Google then exploits for its lucrative advertising business. Arizona has brought forward this action under the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act to put a stop to Google's deceptive collection of user data and obtain monetary relief up to and including forcing Google to disgorge gross receipts arising from its Arizona activities.

Attorney General's Office Provides Nearly $300,000 in Grants to Help Survivors of Human Trafficking

PHOENIX - Attorney General Brnovich announced today the Attorney General's Office (AGO) awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to community organizations that provide support services and shelter to survivors of human trafficking. Nearly 150 individuals, including children and babies, are expected to benefit from services funded by the grants.

Mining Corporation Ordered to Pay Over $5 Million in Arsenic Leak

YAVAPAI COUNTY– Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced a Maricopa County Judge ordered the owner of Hillside Mine to pay $2,375,211.74 in restitution for ADEQ’s assessment and remediation of environmental damage to Boulder Creek in Yavapai County.

First investigated in 2013, ADEQ discovered that Hillside Mine in Yavapai County was the source of ongoing illegal discharge of arsenic-contaminated water into adjacent Boulder Creek at a rate of 5 gallons per minute or about 2.6 million gallons per year.

Attorney General Brnovich Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Pass Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act

PHOENIX - Attorney General Brnovich is joining a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general urging Congress to pass S.3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act. The Act would permit the families of first responders, who die or are permanently and totally disabled as a result of COVID-19, to receive the same federal benefits extended to first responders, or their survivors, otherwise killed or injured in the line of duty.

AG Brnovich Warns Businesses and Consumers About Properly Disclosing COVID-19 Surcharges

PHOENIX – In light of recent stories about businesses adding COVID-19-related surcharges or fees to the final price of their goods or services, Attorney General Brnovich is warning businesses that any such surcharges must be accompanied by disclosures that are transparent, direct, and issued in advance. Charges must be clearly and conspicuously disclosed in advance of the advertising/marketing and during the order process.

AG Brnovich Announces $400,000 Awarded in Grants for First Responder Mental Health

PHOENIX - Attorney General Brnovich announced today that the Attorney General's Office awarded nearly $400,000 in grants to community organizations that provide mental health treatment and services to first responders. The organizations will assist firefighters, emergency medical services, and law enforcement across the state.