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by: FOX46 Digital Desk Posted:Jan 25, 2021 / 09:50 AM EST Updated:Jan 25, 2021 / 09:50 AM EST RALEIGH, N.C. (WJZY) – North Carolina has reached a settlement with Duke Energy over the coal ash cleanup that will save customers over $1.1 billion, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced Monday. “This settlement is a win […]

BY WILL DORAN FEBRUARY 04, 2021 10:20 AM UPDATED FEBRUARY 04, 2021 02:33 PM RALEIGH Corporate consultants who worked with the makers of OxyContin — and other painkillers that have fueled the opioid epidemic — have agreed to pay North Carolina nearly $20 million to avoid a lawsuit over their work. That’s part of a nationwide […]

by: Steve Sbraccia Posted: Feb 19, 2021 / 02:33 PM EST Updated: Feb 19, 2021 / 07:44 PM EST RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – For many consumers, the court of last resort turns out to be the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office. And last year, Attorney General Josh Stein’s office received more than 31,000 complaints. Of the […]

By Maureen O’Boyle February 23, 2021 at 5:46 PM EST – Updated February 23 at 6:46 PM CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – As North Carolinians get anxious about their spot to get a shot, the bad guys are rearing their ugly heads and trying to scam you. Late Tuesday afternoon, North Caroline Attorney General, Josh Stein sent out […]

Author: Cami Marshall-Anthony, Tanya Rivera Published: 5:03 PM EST February 23, 2021 Updated: 7:13 AM EST February 24, 2021 GREENSBORO, N.C. — In 2020, the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice received 31,019 consumer complaints. More than 10,000 of them were robocall and do not call complaints. Since so many scams originate through […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s rollback of the Endangered Species Act, arguing that three new rules are unlawful and undermine the key requirements of the law. In North Carolina, 64 plant and animal species are listed as endangered or threatened […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit in North Carolina Superior Court against eight members of the Sackler family: Richard Sackler, Mortimer Sackler, Jonathan Sackler, Kathe Sackler, Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, Beverly Sackler, Theresa Sackler, and David Sackler. In his lawsuit, Attorney General Stein alleges that these […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein obtained a consent judgment against Ohio-based Scotts Tree Service and defendants Scott Lacey and Randy Shannon to resolve a Hurricane Florence price gouging lawsuit. The consent judgment bans the defendants from performing tree removal work in North Carolina, prohibits them from collecting $153,100 […]

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