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Release date: 12/14/2018 Reacts to U.S. Department of Education’s Cancelling Closed School Loans (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein released the following statement in response to the news that the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) will automatically cancel approximately $150 million in federal student loans for thousands of borrowers who attended a recently-closed school:  “I’m pleased […]

Release date: 12/13/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today was granted an interim relief order against an out-of-state tree removal company involved in a price gouging lawsuit he filed earlier this year. After a contested hearing in which homeowners gave emotional testimony, the court granted a preliminary injunction against Scott Lacey and Randy Shannon, and […]

Release date: 12/11/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposal to roll back protections that limit emissions of climate change pollution from power plants and cars. In a letter delivered to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Attorney General Stein argues that the increases in climate change […]

Release date: 12/7/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Lisa Carol Raymond of Greenville, North Carolina, and Robert Paul Maglicic, Jr., of Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. “When people cheat Medicaid, they’re cheating taxpayers,” […]

Release date: 12/7/2018 (RALEIGH) The price gouging law that protects consumers from scammers is now in effect in North Carolina after Governor Roy Cooper declared a statewide state of emergency as a winter storm approaches this weekend. Attorney General Josh Stein notified businesses and consumers today to be on the lookout for any issues. “As […]

Release date: 12/5/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana against Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. (MIE) and NoMoreClipboard, LLC, a web-based electronic health record company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The complaint alleges the company violated provisions of […]

Release date: 12/5/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he is leading a bipartisan group of 39 state attorneys general to stop or reduce annoying and harmful robocalls. This coalition focused on the technology major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal robocalls. “At best, robocalls are annoying. At worst, they allow scammers […]

Release date: 12/4/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following information related to his ongoing review of HCA’s purchase of Mission Hospital: “Since July, my office has been hard at work requesting and reviewing information from Mission and HCA, which has been provided on a rolling basis. I have also heard from hundreds […]

Release date: 11/28/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein opposed Carolina Water Service’s proposed water rate increase. In his filing to the North Carolina Utilities Commission, Attorney General Stein argued that the requested rate increase is not fair to North Carolinians. “Carolina Water Service is proposing a significant increase for North Carolinians’ water rates,” said Attorney […]

Release date: 11/21/2018 RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed an amicus brief to uphold the ability of states to sue pharmaceutical manufacturers when they mislead consumers about the potential side effects of their products. The brief, filed in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht, No. 17-290, in the United States Supreme Court, argues […]