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Release date: 10/17/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed two separate price gouging lawsuits (attached) today involving tree removal in the Wilmington area. In the first suit, two Kentucky-based tree cutting services, Action Tree Pros and Premier Landscaping and Lawn Care, charged excessive prices for tree removal services, including $29,500 to remove one tree. The other suit, filed […]

Release date: 10/16/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged the Trump administration and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reverse its efforts to delay and dismantle critical fair housing regulations. The letter was submitted in response to HUD’s proposal to amend the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. The AFFH […]

Release date: 10/15/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he has launched an investigation into Juul, the e-cigarette company. He sent the company a civil investigative demand to ask for more information about Juul’s marketing practices, retailers, contact with resellers, efforts to verify age before purchase, and any youth education and awareness programs. […]

Release date: 10/11/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein wrote Google CEO Sundar Pichai to demand answers about the company’s security and safety. This week, Google announced a security breach to its Google+ network.“North Carolinians have a number of good reasons to be concerned about their privacy online,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “I want to […]

Release date: 10/10/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein urged U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to help former North Carolina students at Dream Center schools obtain relief for student debt by extending the closed school discharge (CSD) eligibility period for these students. Attorney General Stein is asking Secretary DeVos to declare any students who […]

Release date: 10/9/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein wrote Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to demand answers about the company’s security and safety. Last week, Facebook announced that 50 million of its accounts were hacked. Attorney General Josh Stein is already investigating Facebook after another breach earlier this year. “Incident after incident has North Carolinians very […]

Release date: 10/9/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to North Carolinians. In addition to taking today’s action, Attorney General Stein is leading a bipartisan working group of forty State Attorneys General to […]

Release date: 9/28/2018 (RALEIGH) – Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit against Alva Wilson Lewis, doing business as A1 Tree & Storm Relief, A1 Tree and Storm Damage Relief, and Big Al & Sons Tree Service, for allegedly charging a Wilmington homeowner an excessive amount for tree removal during the state of emergency […]

Release date: 9/28/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Robert Lee Harrington pled guilty to misdemeanor assault on a handicapped person. Harrington, an employee of Trotter Bluff Group Home in Holly Springs, struck a resident of the Home. “Patient abuse and neglect are serious allegations,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “We will investigate […]

Release date: 9/25/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit against Sterling Paint & Body, LLC, Collision Warehouse, LLC, Sterling Gabriel, and Nichole Gabriel over auto repair schemes in the Charlotte area. The suit alleges that these defendants pretend to be associated with car insurance companies to push consumers to turn their cars […]