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For Immediate Release: Monday, October 19, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein reached an $18 million multistate settlement with Merit Medical Systems Inc. to resolve allegations that Merit offered unlawful kickbacks to health care providers to persuade them to purchase Merit medical devices and caused false claims to be submitted […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484  (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein and North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls, co-chairs of the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, today encouraged participation in the Task Force’s third public comment session to hear from members of the public […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the attached fact sheet to help inform voters of their rights as voting in the 2020 election continues. He also released the following statement: “Voting is our most important civic duty. It is the way we […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit against DuPont, Chemours, and related companies to hold them accountable for the damage their manufacture, use, and disposal of PFAS chemicals have caused to North Carolina’s natural resources. According to the complaint filed today, […]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Our office has received several reports of an email scam offering phony renewal subscriptions to computer services and virus protection software. The scammers try to steal people’s money by tricking them into calling in with their bank account information. They often target older North Carolinians. The company listed in the email […]

Attorney General Josh Stein launched Operation Silver Shield to confront scammers and fraudsters who target older North Carolinians. Operation Silver Shield covers the North Carolina Department of Justice’s varied work to protect people from scams, take legal action against fraudsters when necessary, and educate people on how best to keep themselves and their parents and grandparents safe. […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 12, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced an update to a global settlement framework agreement between 50 attorneys general, local subdivisions, and the opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. Attorney General Stein was a lead negotiator in achieving this settlement. Under […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today won a $5 million judgment against Tennessee-based CHS/Community Health Systems Inc. and its subsidiary, CHSPSC LLC, over a data breach that affected approximately 6.1 million patients, including 59,527 North Carolinians. North Carolina will receive $200,373.17 of the […]

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 The Attorney General’s Office is working to crack down on debt collection scammers who try to convince consumers that they owe unpaid debts or try to scare or threaten consumers to collect on non-existent debt. If you receive a call from a supposed debt collector, take these steps to verify the call and determine your […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 5, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement about the proposed sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center: “My office will review this transaction to ensure compliance with the standards set by North Carolina law. My office has been engaged with […]