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APS, Arizona Corporation Commission, utilities
May 24, 2023

Watchdog fights to protect consumers, keeps tabs on utility companies and commission that regulates them

Phoenix resident Abhay Padgaonkar has worked as a fierce consumer advocate, fighting for the rights of those who struggle to pay their utility bills and keeping tabs on utility companies and the commission that regulates them.

Jun 20, 2017

Bank of America settles with ex-prisoners over debit card fees

Bank of America has settled with plaintiffs of a class-action lawsuit that accused the bank of using a “deceptive, fraudulent, and illegal scheme” to “exploit” ex-prisoners in Arizona.

Aug 6, 2015

Banking sans the small talk

As of this year, a customer can enter the Bank of America at 44th Street and Thomas Road drop off his latest deposit and leave – all without interacting with a human teller.

Effort under way to curb fraud in school voucher program
Nov 27, 2012

Effort under way to curb fraud in school voucher program

Legislation to tighten fraud controls for a rapidly expanding voucher- style program that could serve up to 200,000 more students next year is being drafted by the state Department of Education and Goldwater Institute.

Sep 24, 2012

Foreclosure settlement to help troubled homeowners

The bulk of a foreclosure settlement with the nation’s largest banks will go toward loans and grants to help people keep their homes, Attorney General Tom Horne announced Monday.

Feb 9, 2012

Arizona to get more than $1.6B in mortgage deals

Arizona will get more than $1.6 billion to relieve underwater homeowners in settlements for two mortgage fraud lawsuits.

Feb 8, 2012

Arizona leaning toward joining $25 billion foreclosure settlement with banks

Arizona is one of a handful of states that have not yet agreed to a potential $25 billion mortgage settlement for suffering homeowners, but the state hopes to join soon, officials said.

Oct 18, 2010

Capitol Quotes: Oct. 15, 2010

“I think it speaks volumes about the man who tells Jan Brewer what to do, and I think her obligation is to distance herself from him.” – Goddard spokeswoman Jeanine L’Ecuyer, on Brewer adviser Chuck Coughlin floating old rumors that Goddard is gay.

Oct 14, 2010

Foreclosure halt offers hope to AZ homeowners

The moratorium on foreclosures on homes belonging to families like the DeVolls could have a roller-coaster effect on the Arizona housing market, where in September alone 17,117 homes — one in every 159 residential properties — were either scheduled for foreclosure or went through one, placing the state as second in the nation in the foreclosure rate.

Oct 14, 2010

Foreclosure moratorium opens door to lawsuits, scams

A moratorium on foreclosures by major mortgage lenders may give embattled Arizona homeowners a sliver of hope that their homes can be saved, while the questions it raises could lead to a rush of lawsuits and scams.

Oct 13, 2010

Arizona joins multistate foreclosure investigation

Arizona’s attorney general says his office is part of a 50-state investigation into the mortgage industry’s home foreclosure documentation. The investigation announced Wednesday is being led by Iowa’s attorney general. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says the probe was prompted by disclosures of document signing practices that may have violated state laws. He says the [&he[...]

Oct 8, 2010

Foreclosure errors may be more prevalent in Arizona

The problems that led Bank of America and other lenders to halt foreclosures across the country may run deeper in Arizona than nearly anywhere in the U.S.