Earlier this year, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office asked a judge to grant evidentiary hearings and discovery against Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) in order to sanction the group for its conduct.
“Plaintiffs and their counsel perpetrated a fraud on this Court through the mass-mechanical filing of over 1,700 copy-and-paste complaint containing false claims and false statements, all as part of a fraudulent scheme to make money,” state attorneys wrote in motions.
A date for the evidentiary hearing has not been set. It’s likely the hearings will be held several months from now.
The decision to hold hearings is the latest in the battle between AID and the attorney general’s office, which successfully intervened and shut down the group’s operation in Arizona.
In mid-February, Talamante dismissed more than 1,000 lawsuits filed by AID.