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North Carolina residents warned to watch for post-hurricane scams

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.

U.S. targets North Carolina for alleged discrimination against transgender people

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — U. S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch has announced the Justice Department has filed a complaint against the state of North Carolina, the University of North Carolina (UNC) and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS), alleging the defendants are discriminating against transgender individuals.

N.C. AG looking out for price-gougers during winter storm

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W.Va., nine other AGs ask U.S. SC to review case over FTC 'overreach'

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and nine other attorneys general want the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case they say will determine how states choose to protect citizens' health and safety.

Report: N.C. AG chides governor for hiring outside attorneys in voter ID case

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper told reporters Tuesday that his office should be representing the state in a lawsuit filed against its new voting law.

N.C. AG Cooper alleges three are scamming homeowners

Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper filed three lawsuits on Friday against three companies that claim to help people save their homes from foreclosure but are allegedly ripping homeowners off.

Foreclosure assistance company banned from working in N.C.

Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that a Winston-Salem foreclosure assistance company has been permanently banned from offering credit repair or foreclosure assistance services in the state.

Fla. law firm banned in North Carolina, paying $1.2M

Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that a Florida law firm that allegedly claimed it would reduce consumers' debts has been banned from doing debt relief work in the state.

N.C. getting $900K in national settlement

Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that the state will receive nearly $900,000 as part of a national settlement with a chain of nursing homes.

State AGs take public nuisance issue to U.S. Supreme Court

Cooper WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has become the venue for state attorneys general to submit their thoughts on using public nuisance claims to file environmental protection lawsuits.

Dell will keep N.C. incentives

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's Supreme Court on Friday decided not to hear a challenge to financial incentives given to computer maker Dell Inc.