New NC bill would make it illegal to not report child sexual abuse
August 2The Safe Child Act has broad bi-partisan support. It will make it a misdemeanor to not report knowledge of a juvenile who is the victim of violence and sexual abuse. It also makes it illegal for a high-risk sex offender to communicate with someone online who they believe is under 16 years old.
Equifax to Pay $4.5 Million to NC for 2017 Data Breach
July 22Attorney General Josh Stein announced Monday that he has reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach.
After Mission Health sale to HCA, NC attorney general follows up
July 22Following up on access to quality health care 6 months after Mission Health's sale to HCA: Attorney General Josh Stein was back in Western North Carolina Thursday, making two stops at Mission Health in McDowell and Transylvania Counties.
Debt collector accused of deceptive, aggressive tactics; AG sues
July 22A debt collector is accused of writing deceptive notices, hiring police officers to deliver them and using aggressive tactics to threaten people struggling to pay their bills. State Attorney General Josh Stein said the operation is being illegally run out of Charlotte.
Attorney general launches petition to stop robocalls
July 22Attorney General Josh Stein launched a petition to stop robocalls on Thursday.
AG Stein, local law enforcement give rape kit update
July 22Stein acknowledged one major barrier to clearing North Carolina’s current backlog: money. Each kit costs roughly $700 to process, with a total estimated cost of $9 million to $10 million to test them all. The state House and Senate have only allocated $6 million and $3 million for rape…
Stein lauds Durham's effort on untested rape kits, calls on lawmakers for more funding
July 22At a press conference at the police department, Stein said Durham's progress showed the type of commitment he has been seeing from law enforcement agencies across the state to eliminating the state's 15,000-kit backlog – the highest in the country.
North Carolina AG sues e-cigarette maker Juul, says it ‘downplayed’ dangers of nicotine to children
May 18North Carolina sues e-cigarette maker Juul, accusing the vaping company of targeting young consumers and misrepresenting the potency and danger of nicotine in its products
NC becomes first state to sue JUUL for targeting younger customers
May 18North Carolina's attorney general is suing JUUL, alleging the company designed and marketed its e-cigarettes to attract younger customers.
DNA Used to Charge Man in Series of Cold Case Rapes in Cumberland County
May 7DNA was used to link a man to seven different sexual assaults in Cumberland County dating back 10 years, the North Carolina attorney general announced Monday.