Arizona Attorney General News

Arizona AG comments on state supreme court decision to deny in-state college tuition to DACA recipients

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 6, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently announced that the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously held that Maricopa County Community College District cannot grant in-state tuition benefits to DACA recipients.

Arizona attorney general alleges city gives illegal tax breaks for private developments

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced May 24 that his office filed a petition for special action asking the state’s Supreme Court to declare the city of Tempe is in violation state law when it gives tax breaks to private developments.

Arizona secures $340,000 from HVAC company for allegedly illegally calling 25,000 consumers

By Mark Iandolo | May 25, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently announced that Desert Valley Aire Inc. will pay $340,000 for allegations of consistently calling consumers registered on the “Do Not Call” list.

Arizona attorney general secures VW settlement for state consumers

By Mark Iandolo | May 16, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently announced that Volkswagen will pay $40 million after allegations of false advertising related to its so-called “clean diesel” cars.

Arizona alleges company sold expensive health care products to elderly, refused refund requests

By Mark Iandolo | May 15, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently announced he is suing DIY Neurocare of America LLC, a company based in Arizona, and CEO Lyle Day, for allegedly refusing requests from elderly consumers for refunds after they bought LED light systems meant to treat symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and other ailments.

Arizona secures $130,000 for consumers victimized by online auto sales fraud

By Mark Iandolo | May 2, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently announced that ABC Nissan, an auto dealer in Phoenix, has agreed to a $130,000 settlement after allegations of false advertising. The $130,000 will go toward restitution for consumers victimized by the alleged scheme.

Arizona announces ban against 2 work-from-home businesses

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 9, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently announced a six-year ban against two businesses selling work-from-home opportunities.

Arizona jet ski rental company to pay $100,000 after false advertising allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 2, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced that Malows Jet Ski Rentals LLC and owner Mahriar Akbari will pay $100,000 after allegations of making misleading and false claims while advertising its services to consumers.

Adobe Carpet Cleaning to pay $1 million, banned from telemarketing for 6 years

By Marian Johns | Mar 21, 2018

PHOENIX — Adobe Carpet Cleaning LLC has agreed to pay $1 million in civil penalties and is banned from marketing calls for six years as part of a recent consent judgment reached with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Controversial class action settlement changed after intervention from AGs, DOJ and CCAF

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 20, 2018

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Representatives for the Department of Justice and a group of state attorneys general showed up to a New Jersey courtroom March 19 to voice concerns with a controversial class action settlement that initially paid plaintiffs attorneys $1.7 million while providing $2 per bottle-sold coupons to class members.

Arizona secures up to $6.28 million in consumer restitution from General Motors

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 19, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced March 7 that General Motors LLC will pay up to $6.28 in restitution to Arizona consumers after a settlement involving ignition switches in its vehicles.

Arizona leads coalition attempting to stop allegedly unfair class action settlement

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 6, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Feb. 26 that he is leading a bipartisan coalition of 19 state attorneys general in urging a federal district court in New Jersey to reject a proposed class action settlement in the WTSO.com (Wines ‘Til Sold Out) case.

Arizona attorney general joins 20-state coalition trying to strike down Affordable Care Act

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 5, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Feb. 26 that he has joined a 20-state coalition that opposes the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

Arizona joins coalition urging Congress to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment

By Marian Johns | Feb 21, 2018

PHOENIX — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has joined a coalition of 56 states and territories urging Congress to help protect employees from sexual harassment by ending forced arbitration agreements.

Arizona urges Supreme Court to protect consumers in Google class action case

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 20, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Feb. 8 he is leading a bipartisan coalition of 16 state attorneys general in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect consumers from abuse in the Google referrer header privacy litigation class action settlement.

Arizona car rental companies hit with $1.85 million verdict for consumer fraud

By Marian Johns | Feb 20, 2018

PHOENIX — A $1.85 million verdict has been reached against Dennis N. Saban and his companies, Phoenix Car Rental and Saban's Rent-A-Car, for violating the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. This is one of the largest consumer fraud trial verdicts ever obtained by the state's Attorney General's Office.

Texas attorney general urges district court to uphold Arizona law preventing Israel boycott

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 19, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Feb. 9 that he and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed an amicus brief in a U.S. District Court case regarding an Arizona law that prevents state-funded contractors from boycotting Israel.

Arizona attorney general, state rep introduce data breach legislation

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and State Representative T.J Shope (R-Coolidge) have introduced new legislation to protect victims of data breaches and if passed, would be one of the most comprehensive and pro-consumer data breach laws in the country.

Arizona attorney general obtains $2.8 million default judgment from precious metals company

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – A court has ordered Liberty Precious Metals LLC and Bresee Group LLC owner Keith Bresee to pay $2.25 million in consumer restitution and $560,000 in civil penalties over allegations of consumer fraud.

Arizona attorney general targets 'toner pirates'

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 24, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced an Arizona consumer fraud lawsuit Jan. 5 against NT Sourcing LLC, Premiere Office Supplies LLC, and their owner James R. Deremiah, for allegedly tricking consumers into paying for office supplies.

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