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Release date: 11/16/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw a proposal to roll back important protections from harmful greenhouse gas pollution. The current protections are designed to protect against the release of potent greenhouse gases, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are the fastest growing source of […]

Release date: 11/8/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Renee Christine Borunda of Greensboro was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison following her guilty plea to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft. Borunda will also make restitution of $225,399.08 to the North Carolina Medicaid Program. “People who cheat […]

Release date: 11/8/2018 (RALEIGH) In response to the news that a federal court today upheld a ruling to block the Trump administration from ending the DACA program, Attorney General Josh Stein released the following statement: “I am so pleased that the federal appeals court made the right decision today. Ending DACA would be cruel to […]

Release date: 10/29/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today issued a Civil Investigative Demand to Harris Jewelry, a jewelry store that has retail stores near, and in some cases on, military bases around the country – including stores in Fayetteville near Fort Bragg and Jacksonville near Camp Lejeune. Attorney General Stein, as part of an […]

Release date: 10/29/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein was granted preliminary injunctions against two companies involved in separate price gouging lawsuits he filed earlier this month. In the first suit, the court entered a preliminary injunction against defendant Nicholas Downey and his tree-cutting company, Action Tree Pros. The injunction will be in place until the […]

Release date: 10/26/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today demanded that the Trump administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) withdraw their proposal to eliminate the national clean car standards. The current clean car standards require significant and feasible reductions in fuel usage and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger cars and light trucks. The […]

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 […]