Latest Arizona Attorney General's Office News

Politician charged in human trafficking adoption scheme

Oct. 9, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official ran a human smuggling scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were crammed into houses to wait to give birth, sometimes with little to no prenatal care, prosecutors allege. Paul...

Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement

Oct. 8, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Arizona's attorney general is having misgivings about agreeing to Purdue Pharma's proposal to settle litigation over the opioid crisis. Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, said in a court filing late Monday that the OxyContin maker has "sought to undermine material terms of the deal." He did not specify...

AG wants Arizona court to review tuition lawsuit's dismissal

Sep. 19, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general wants the state's highest court to review the dismissal of a lawsuit over tuition fees at the state's three public universities. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Wednesday his office is petitioning the Arizona Supreme Court to take up the case. The state...

The Latest: Attorneys general are split on opioid settlement

Sep. 11, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a tentative settlement between governments and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma (all times local): ___ 5:05 p.m. State attorneys general are offering mixed opinions on a tentative opioid-crisis settlement reached between governments and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, owned...

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

Sep. 11, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the...

Arizona joins settlement with Opioid-maker Purdue Pharma

Sep. 11, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has agreed to join a tentative settlement over the role OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis. Brnovich said Wednesday that he believes it's in the state's best interest to join the settlement before an expected...

Arizona attorney general: Nearly half the states, 2,000 local governments reach deal with Purdue Pharma on opioid crisis

Sep. 11, 2019 3:20 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona attorney general: Nearly half the states, 2,000 local governments reach deal with Purdue Pharma on opioid crisis.

Arizona appeals court rejects AG's tuition lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging tuition is too high at the state's three public universities. The Arizona Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld a 2018 decision by the Maricopa County Superior Court. The ruling found Brnovich...