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Category: News Releases

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s final rule rolling back the national Clean Car Standards. The lawsuit argues that the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles (SAFE) rule stops progress that has been made to protect the […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he obtained a preliminary injunction against Charlotte-based A1 Towing Solutions, Inc. and its owner David Jewel Satterfield. The preliminary injunction, signed by Superior Court Judge Craig Croom, limits fees the defendants can charge for towing and booting […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged Congress to pass S.3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act. The legislation would permit the families of first responders who die or are permanently and totally disabled as a result of COVID-19 to receive the same […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 21, 2020 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today, along with Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, Nebraska Attorney General Douglas Peterson, and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, led a 39-state coalition urging Congress to ensure that all Americans have the internet connectivity they need to participate in telemedicine, teleschooling, and telework […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 North Carolinians will receive more than $27 million in consumer relief (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today will file a settlement with the nation’s largest subprime auto financing company, Santander Consumer USA Inc. (Santander), that includes approximately $550 million in relief for consumers […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today commended a Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) decision to offer a new mortgage payment deferral option for borrowers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new option allows borrowers who took a payment forbearance during the pandemic to […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 15, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement in response to news that the U.S. Department of Education is continuing to garnish wages for student loan borrowers with defaulted federal student loans, despite a six-month moratorium on garnishment under the CARES Act. […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 7, 2020 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein called for key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure that funds are distributed in a fair and equitable manner. “The PPP is a lifeline to help North Carolina’s struggling small businesses and the workers and communities that rely on them,” […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) against efforts by the Trump administration and the state of Texas to strike down the entire ACA, putting the health care of tens of millions of Americans […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today shared information to help student borrowers determine their options for financial relief and assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is available here. “Students in North Carolina are facing major uncertainties about their futures during this pandemic,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. […]