Moving Company Owner Permanently Banned From Arizona

PHOENIX — A Stipulated Judgment has been obtained in Maricopa County Superior Court against Amru Abdalla, Emad Abdalla, and their company, Bargain Moving, due to repeated violations of previous court-ordered settlements. The Stipulated Judgment permanently bans Amru Abdalla from working in the moving business in Arizona.

According to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, two other consumer fraud enforcement actions against Amru Abdalla and one other action against Emad Abdalla were taken by the office since 2010.

The State also named the Abdalla Brothers’ moving businesses as defendants, which have included Allstars, Allstar Moving & Storage, Inc., Allways Moving & Storage, Easymoveaz, Allstar Moving and Storage, Allstars Movers, Movers and a Truck, and The Moving and Storage Company.

The Attorney General’s Office made it clear that none of those businesses have any connection to Allstar Metro Movers of Glendale, Arizona.

The prior actions alleged that the Abdalla Brothers and their businesses violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by giving false quotes, using deceptive invoices, and holding consumers’ property until they paid more money. The Abdalla Brothers and their businesses previously resolved those enforcement actions through Consent Judgments with the State.

In 2017, the Attorney General’s Office filed a contempt action alleging that the Abdalla Brothers failed to comply with the Court’s judgments, including provisions prohibiting them from: (i) refusing to return consumers’ property until after receiving payment; (ii) charging for unearned fees; and (iii) misrepresenting that the moving company is licensed, bonded, and/or insured. In addition, the State alleged that Amru Abdalla failed to abide by a temporary ban from the moving industry. The State also asserted the Abdalla Brothers failed to pay restitution and penalties according to an agreed-upon payment plan in the 2015 Judgment.

After a four-day trial in December 2018, the Court found that the Abdalla Brothers violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and the Court’s prior orders. The parties entered into a Stipulated Judgment permanently prohibiting Amru Abdalla from working in the moving business. The Stipulated Judgment also contains stern safeguards to ensure that Emad Abdalla abides by the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and the prior judgments.

The Attorney General’s Office consumer who believe they have been a victim of consumer fraud, to contact the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6648, or outside the metro areas at 1(800) 352-8431. Bilingual consumer protection staff is available to assist. Consumers can also file complaints online.

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