North Carolina Office of the Attorney General News

'This is wrong': Fourth Circuit judge rips gag order in multimillion-dollar hog farm cases

By Dan Fisher | Sep 27, 2018

A federal judge’s gag order prohibiting anyone connected to nuisance litigation against hog farms in North Carolina was probably an unconstitutional prior restraint of speech and never should have been issued, an influential judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said in oral arguments this week.

N.C. court reinstates lawsuit against AG over Smithfield Foods agreement

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 25, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed against North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will go forward after a trial court ruling granting summary judgment to the defendants was reversed.

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Josh Stein Files suit against Contractors over deceptive Trade Practices

By Press release submission | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Josh Stein filed a suit against Randy Briel, Glenn Dunnam, Signature Sun Decks, and Decks Patios and Porches over a contractor scheme in the Charlotte area.

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Josh Stein sues Opioid Manufacturer Insys over Medicaid Concerns

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Attorney General Josh Stein filed a suit to hold drug manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, Inc., responsible for its deceptive marketing and sale practices by intervening in two lawsuits accusing Insys of violating the False Claims Act

Rotech Health reaches $9.95 million settlement with North Carolina for alleged false claims

By Marian Johns | Aug 6, 2018

RALEIGH — A Florida respiratory equipment provider has reached a nearly $10 million settlement with the state of North Carolina to resolve allegations the company submitted false claims to Medicaid and Medicare.

North Carolina AG files complaint against Insys Therapeutics for alleged fentanyl kickback scheme

By Mark Iandolo | May 31, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced May 21 that he filed a complaint against Insys Therapeutics Inc. for allegations of deceptive marketing and sales practices in violation of the Fair Claims Act.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Adobe settles 2013 data breach case with 15 states

By Michelle de Leon | Jan 4, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Adobe Systems Inc. has settled its data breach case with several states following a lengthy legal battle that started in 2013.

North Carolina residents warned to watch for post-hurricane scams

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 13, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper recently warned consumers to stay vigilant about possible scams in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

North Carolina bans Antiquities Vending from doing business in state

By Mark Iandolo | May 4, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has announced Antiquities Vending Company and owner Alan Huffman have been temporarily banned from operating in the state after allegations of repeatedly failing to complete work or return antiques to consumers.

Telemarketing fraud tops North Carolina AG's consumer complaint list

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 14, 2016

Attorney General Roy Cooper says telemarketing fraud, unwanted sales calls and lending are at the top of his office’s consumer complaint list.

Car dealer settles N.C. discrimination suit

By Mark Payne | Feb 11, 2015

The owner of two Charlotte, North Carolina, car dealerships recently reached a settlement with Attorney General Roy Cooper

Riders Wholesale banned from doing business in N.C.

By Mark Payne | Jan 28, 2015

Mooser Moto, LLC has been banned from doing business in North Carolina after it allegedly failed to provide vehicles to consumers who either paid for the vehicles upfront or provided substantial deposits, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday.

N.C. mortgage broker faces potential ban after AG files complaint

By Mark Payne | Jan 23, 2015

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper filed a complaint in Wake County Superior Court Wednesday seeking to ban a mortgage broker from working in the state after he allegedly took fees from consumers but didn’t deliver on promised services.

Fat Sound Guitar banned from doing business in NC

By Mark Payne | Jan 21, 2015

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper received a court order last week that bars Fat Sound Guitar and Musical Company, Inc. and its owner from doing business in the state after it allegedly failed to deliver purchased products.

North Carolina works out settlement with U.S., tobacco company

By Mark Payne | Dec 31, 2014

A Florida tobacco company will pay a settlement via the United States government, according to an announcement by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.

North Carolina AG trying to stop water rate increases

By Mark Payne | Nov 26, 2014

Attorney General Roy Cooper filed a brief in the North Carolina Supreme Sourt on Monday attempting to prevent Aqua North Carolina from raising rates without first having to go through the entire approval process.

North Carolina paver banned

By Mark Payne | Nov 17, 2014

A North Carolina paver, who allegedly scammed customers in a driveway paving scheme, is now banned from paving or graveling in the state, according to an announcement by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on Friday.

N.C. ATV retailer banned from future business

By Ashley Perry | Oct 3, 2014

ATV retailer banned from further business in North Carolina due to shady dealings.

Legal Helpers barred from debt settlement in North Carolina

By Ashley Perry | Sep 30, 2014

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, a Chicago-based company, has been banned from providing debt-relief services in North Carolina as part of a settlement announced by Attorney General Roy Cooper on Monday.

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