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(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today led a bipartisan coalition of 27 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief supporting Idaho’s anti-patent troll law. Patent trolls are businesses that largely exist to bring patent infringement lawsuits. The Attorneys General argue that laws against patent trolls are essential to protecting innovation. At least 32 states have […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 23, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 U.S. Department of Justice and Bipartisan Group of 30 AGs Allege that Live Nation Has Illegally Monopolized the Live Entertainment Industry (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein joined the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) and a bipartisan coalition of 30 states in filing an antitrust […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 23, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Today, Attorney General Josh Stein sued Pactiv Evergreen on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Commerce. In 2023, Pactiv abruptly closed the paper mill it owns in Canton, which had been in operation for more than 100 years and employed more than […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today joined law enforcement leaders to highlight public safety efforts and initiatives to make North Carolina communities safer. He discussed his office’s efforts to protect North Carolinians by recruiting and retaining law enforcement officers, solving cold case sexual assaults, […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina reached a $500,000 settlement to resolve allegations that Sharon Raynes Halliday and RAPHA Healthcare Services LLC submitted false claims to the North […]

Friday, May 17, 2024 This month marks Hearing Loss Awareness Month. More than 1.2 million North Carolinians have some form of hearing loss and hearing aids can help amplify sounds to hear better. In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relaxed restrictions on the sale of hearing aids, making it easier for people to […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced he secured a $25,040 consent judgment with Lisa Eustathiou and her company, Apollon LLC, over violations of state consumer protection and debt laws. The defendants will repay $25,040 in security deposits and establish a 90-day lookback period […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 13, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today hired Amanda Thompson to serve as director of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory. Thompson, who has served as the assistant director of administrative operations at the Lab since 2016, was hired after a nationwide search and […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 13, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that a jury in Macon County found Scott Lindsay guilty on 12 counts of felony obstruction of justice and two counts of misdemeanor obstruction of justice. Special Prosecution Section head and Special Deputy Attorney General Boz Zellinger […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 9, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today reached a $10.25 million multistate settlement with wireless carriers AT&T Mobility LLC, Cricket Wireless LLC, T-Mobile USA Inc., Cellco Partnership, d/b/a Verizon Wireless, and TracFone Wireless Inc., to resolve his investigation into the carriers’ deceptive and misleading advertising […]