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For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 22, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein this week filed a brief in federal court defending North Carolina’s laws protecting residents from predatory high interest loans. A car title lender is challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s laws preventing such loans. “We kicked predatory, payday, […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 22, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released a statement as Solicitor General Ryan Park argues the Leandro school funding case in front of the North Carolina Supreme Court. “Today, lawyers from my office are arguing that we must invest in our public schools […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein led a bipartisan coalition of 39 attorneys general calling on Congress to help lower drug costs for Americans by reforming how pharmacy benefit managers operate. “These third-party companies are putting profits over patients,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein is inviting parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators, and students to discuss youth social media use in a town hall in Asheville on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 12:30 p.m. in partnership with Buncombe County Schools and Asheville City Schools. “Too […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 19, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect babies and young children from lead and other toxic metals in baby food. Nearly 400 childhood lead poisoning cases were […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 16, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein this week urged a federal court to make clear that states cannot second guess the Food and Drug Administration and impose unnecessary restrictions on women’s access to medication abortion. Attorney General Stein released the following statement: “When states […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today appealed the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s decision to grant a rate increase to Duke Energy Carolinas. “Every dollar matters for North Carolina families,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “Yet, Duke Energy’s rate increase is too high. So, […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 9, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission made artificial intelligence voices in robocalls illegal. “I’m pleased to see the FCC taking quick action to prevent scam callers from using artificial intelligence to harm North Carolinians. […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 8, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein and Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry today led a coalition of 19 attorneys general supporting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s proposal to prohibit junk fees. These hidden junk fees end up raising costs for North Carolinians when they’re shopping […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 8, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today applauded the North Carolina Business Court for a decision that will help the North Carolina Department of Justice in its ongoing fight to protect North Carolinians’ access to clean water. The ruling states that if the court […]