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For Immediate Release: Monday, October 19, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein reached an $18 million multistate settlement with Merit Medical Systems Inc. to resolve allegations that Merit offered unlawful kickbacks to health care providers to persuade them to purchase Merit medical devices and caused false claims to be submitted […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484  (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein and North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls, co-chairs of the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, today encouraged participation in the Task Force’s third public comment session to hear from members of the public […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the attached fact sheet to help inform voters of their rights as voting in the 2020 election continues. He also released the following statement: “Voting is our most important civic duty. It is the way we […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit against DuPont, Chemours, and related companies to hold them accountable for the damage their manufacture, use, and disposal of PFAS chemicals have caused to North Carolina’s natural resources. According to the complaint filed today, […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 12, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced an update to a global settlement framework agreement between 50 attorneys general, local subdivisions, and the opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. Attorney General Stein was a lead negotiator in achieving this settlement. Under […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today won a $5 million judgment against Tennessee-based CHS/Community Health Systems Inc. and its subsidiary, CHSPSC LLC, over a data breach that affected approximately 6.1 million patients, including 59,527 North Carolinians. North Carolina will receive $200,373.17 of the […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 5, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement about the proposed sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center: “My office will review this transaction to ensure compliance with the standards set by North Carolina law. My office has been engaged with […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 5, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged the creative community to take action to protect young viewers from tobacco imagery in streamed movies and programs. Such imagery increases the chances that young people will begin using e-cigarette products, which carry serious health risks […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 2, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein released the following statement: “This afternoon, a North Carolina Superior Court judge approved the consent judgment the State Board of Elections negotiated with the plaintiffs. The Court declared that the agreement was a good faith compromise, rejecting any […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 2, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein urged Congress to enact new consumer protection measures for airline customers as it considers additional federal support for the airline industry. “Air travel can be stressful and frustrating in the best of times, but even more so during […]