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For Immediate Release: Friday, January 22, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban menthol cigarettes. A menthol cigarette ban would benefit public health, decrease youth smoking, and help mitigate harm to communities of color. “Menthol cigarettes are designed to be […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 Non Objection is Contingent on NHRMC’s Agreement to Certain Conditions (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he does not object to Novant’s purchase of New Hanover Regional Medical Center based on a thorough review of the proposed agreement and certain new […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement after an appeals court ruled that the Trump administration broke the law when it repealed and replaced the Clean Power Plan. The Trump administration’s replacement, the Dirty Power Rule, would have allowed more […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today joined a bipartisan coalition of 50 attorneys general in condemning the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and asserting that such actions cannot be allowed to go unchecked. “Last week’s violent insurrection violated one of the […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 11, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a progress report on its work to combat the opioid crisis. This information will help attorneys general as they work to reduce prescription opioid abuse and accidental deaths […]

For Immediate Release: Saturday, January 9, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein was today sworn in for his second term serving as North Carolina’s attorney general and leading the North Carolina Department of Justice. A video of Attorney General Stein’s post-oath of office remarks is available for media use here. […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from implementing a new rule that would allow predatory lenders to take advantage of vulnerable North Carolinians by charging high interest rates on loans in violation of state law. […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 5, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he has named Reuben Young as the North Carolina Department of Justice’s Civil Bureau Chief. In this role, Young will oversee DOJ’s civil, environmental, health and human services, litigation, and transportation divisions. In addition to […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today reached a $2.4 million multistate settlement with Sabre Corporation over a 2017 data breach of the company’s hotel booking system that exposed the data of approximately 1.3 million credit cards. North Carolina will receive $76,019.85 and injunctive […]

Attorney General Josh Stein December 2020 In June, Gov. Roy Cooper established the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. I was honored when he asked Associate Justice Anita Earls and me to lead its work. Our charge was substantial: to identify ways to bring about meaningful change in the criminal justice system so […]