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For Immediate Release: Friday, January 21, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 NCDOJ Has Won More Than $1 Million in Price Gouging Cases (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced three price gouging settlements totaling more than $80,000 in restitution for North Carolinians who were forced to pay egregious prices during states of emergency. Since […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today shared the top 10 consumer complaints North Carolinians filed with the North Carolina Department of Justice in 2021 in the department’s 2021 annual report. The report also covers the breadth of the department’s work last year to protect […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 14, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today appealed a district court’s decision to dismiss his lawsuit against Facebook, now known as Meta. Attorney General Stein is part of the Facebook executive committee, and his lawsuit alleged that the company used its monopoly power to buy competitors and […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 14, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today won his lawsuit against “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, the former CEO of Vyera (formerly Turing) Pharmaceuticals for price-fixing and conspiracy. The judgment requires Shkreli to pay nearly $65 million and bans him from the pharmaceutical industry for […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released a review of North Carolina hospitals’ compliance with federal CMS regulations to improve price transparency for patients. Today’s update comes after Attorney General Stein wrote North Carolina hospitals in June 2021 to encourage them to come […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) – Attorney General Josh Stein announced today that Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, will pay $3,259,086 in restitution to more than 12,000 federal loan borrowers in North Carolina. Additionally, 1,267 North Carolina borrowers will receive a total of […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 10, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein, along with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, today led a bipartisan group of 51 attorneys general working to stop international scam calls. In a comment letter, the coalition urged the Federal Communications […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 10, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 North Carolina Stands to Receive the Maximum of $750 Million for Opioid Treatment and Recovery Resources (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, and the North Carolina League of Municipalities today announced a major milestone – all 100 […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today encouraged North Carolinians to report price gouging related to the coronavirus pandemic to the North Carolina Department of Justice. Please report potential price gouging by filing a complaint at https://ncdoj.gov/gouging or by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM. In particular, our office has heard […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 17, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) The North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, co-chaired by Attorney General Josh Stein and Associate Justice Anita Earls, today delivered an update to Gov. Roy Cooper on the Task Force’s work to implement its 2020 recommendations to improve criminal justice […]