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North Carolina’s attorney general warns that scams are evolving as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. He expects the next wave of scams to target people who are in debt. 

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Long-term residents of hotels and motels who have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic face a weekly struggle to pay the rent. Hotel managers who want their money are using a variety of tactics to try and collect.  Attorney General Josh Stein warns some of those may be illegal.


North Carolina will receive nearly $722,000 from a settlement reached between attorneys general from nine states and a web-based health records company. 

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There are more than 2,000 lawsuits by cities and counties against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids. A last-minute settlement this week involving two Ohio counties doesn’t put much of a dent in that number, but four state attorneys general hope a deal they worked out will, for the most part, end the litigation -- while giving communities their due.


RALEIGH — North Carolina's top legal officer says several e-cigarette companies aren't selling their products in the state while his litigation against them is pending.


Attorney General Josh Stein announced Wednesday a new tool that the state Department of Justice and some police departments will use to prevent homicides related to domestic violence.  


Major phone companies like AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have pledged to combat harassing robocalls that prey on vulnerable customers. The companies agreed to do more to stop the harassment at the prodding of a coalition of attorneys general led by North Carolina A.G. Josh Stein.

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North Carolina's attorney general has been granted a temporary restraining order to prevent a Florida-based payday lender from doing business in the state.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a decision made by regulators last year to let Duke Energy charge ratepayers for coal ash cleanups.

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A five-year investigation of the Illinois-based, for-profit Career Education Corp. (CEC) chain has resulted in a nearly $500 million multi-state settlement that includes North Carolina.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has joined a brief in a lawsuit to block the Federal Communication Commission’s reversal of net neutrality rules, which calls the changes “arbitrary and capricious.”

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general to sue the Trump Administration over its family separation policy, alleging that it violated constitutional rights and arguing that the President’s executive order meant to reverse the policy doesn’t adequately fix the issue.


North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says a proposed settlement that would allow Duke Energy to begin charging customers for electric grid improvements is unfair to ratepayers. That's in a filing with utilities regulators Friday in response to Duke's proposed agreement with a group of environmental and business groups.  


North Carolina is among six states filing lawsuits today against drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma, accusing the company of using deceptive marketing that helped fuel the opioid crisis.

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says his office has determined that more than 2.5 million state residents were affected by Facebook’s privacy breaches.


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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 attorneys general to “demand answers” from Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

More Than 15,000 Untested Sex Assault Kits In NC

Feb 28, 2018

There are more than 15,000 sexual assault evidence collection kits in North Carolina that have yet to be tested, according to the numbers compiled by the Department of Justice and made available by Attorney General Josh Stein’s office and the state crime lab.


North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is requesting more information on the merger of Atrium Health, formerly known as Carolinas Healthcare System, and UNC Health Care.


It was a bit of a Valentine's Day 'downer' on Wednesday, delivered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein. Officials used the day to remind would-be romantics about the dangers of 'Sweetheart Scams.' That’s when criminals use what looks like a romantic interest to set victims up for not only a heartbreak, but also a financial fall. 

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Duke Energy says it will pass along to customers some of the savings from new federal tax cuts that took effect Jan. 1.  In filings with utilities regulators in the Carolinas, Florida and Kentucky, the company says federal tax windfalls will go to reducing bills and offsetting future rate increases.