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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 Also Released the Department of Justice’s 2023 Annual Report (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today shared an update on the North Carolina State Crime Lab’s progress to test sexual assault kits in 2023 as he released the Department of Justice’s 2023 annual report. […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein led a bipartisan group of 52 other attorneys general that today announced a $700 million agreement with Google in their lawsuit about Google’s anticompetitive conduct with the Google Play Store. “No company is too big to play by the […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein and 41 other bipartisan attorneys general today sued Meta, which owns Instagram and Facebook, for allegedly designing their social media platforms to hook children and teenagers and deceiving the public by claiming that these platforms were safe and […]

September 2023 Protecting the people of North Carolina must be job one for the people who serve our state. It certainly is for the men and women in law enforcement who keep our communities safe each day. But law enforcement agencies across the state are facing significant staff shortages, and they’re struggling to hire and […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein released the following statement applauding the Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the SAFE Child Act’s lookback window. The provision gave any person who was sexually abused under the age of 18 and was time-barred under the old statute […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 8, 2023 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he reached an agreement in principle with Kroger that will require the grocery chain to pay $1.37 billion to participating state and local governments for its role in the opioid crisis. “We are going to keep […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 15, 2023 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein announced today that North Carolinians can view how their local governments plan to spend the approximately $1.2 billion coming to counties and municipalities to combat the opioid overdose crisis. The information is available on the Community Opioid Resources Engine […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement after the Supreme Court issued an opinion on Moore v. Harper. “Today, the people won. In Moore v. Harper, the Supreme Court rejected the radical independent state legislature theory and reaffirmed the most central principle of […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 24, 2023 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today proposed several strategies to recruit and retain law enforcement officers. North Carolina is experiencing a shortage of officers in many communities. “Law enforcement officers keep our families and communities safe, and we are less safe when there are […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 12, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 Brings total recoveries from drug industry to more than $50 billion (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he has finalized agreements with CVS and Walgreens to bring the national amount from investigations and litigation against the pharmaceutical industry for its role in […]