Attorney General Josh Stein Sues to Protect North Carolinians from Predatory Payday Lenders
August 21Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit challenging the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) final rule that exempts buyers of high-interest loans from state interest rate caps. These caps play a critical role in regulating payday loans and other high-cost lending t…
NC attorney general joins multi-state lawsuit over Postal Service changes
August 19Attorney General Josh Stein said his office is joining a coalition of states that will file a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service over operational changes to mail delivery that were causing widespread delays and threatening mail-in voting for the upcoming November election.
NC Attorney General Josh Stein says he will 'protect this election,' speaks against Trump's comments on USPS
August 17North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein took exception to comments made by President Donald Trump relating to the United States Postal Service and its role in the upcoming election.
Attorney General Josh Stein Sues DeVos and Dept. of Education Over Borrower Defense Regulations
August 3Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) challenging their action to unlawfully repeal the 2016 borrower defense regulations and replace them with regulations that benefit predatory for-profit schoo…
NC attorney general doubles down in battle over Duke Energy rate hikes
July 22Duke Energy Corp. has agreed to partial rate-case settlements to shore up its grid improvement spending while the state's attorney general has doubled down on his contention that hikes for the company's two N.C. utilities should be significantly cut.
NC consumers to receive more than $27.6 million after subprime auto financing settlement
May 22North Carolina consumers will receive more than $27.6 million in relief thanks to a settlement Attorney General Josh Stein reached with a subprime auto financing company, according to a Tuesday news release.
Some who deferred mortgage payments amid pandemic will be able to pay at end of term
May 22The Federal Housing Finance Agency is now offering a new mortgage payment deferral option for borrowers affected by coronavirus. The change comes shortly after North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and a bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general sent a letter urging the organiza…
NC attorney general: Stop wage garnishment for student loans during pandemic
May 22North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein asked the United States Department of Education to stop garnishing wages for people who defaulted on federal student loans — something he said was supposed to be halted for six months during the coronavirus pandemic.
AG: Tow company sued for price-gouging targeted truck drivers delivering emergency supplies
May 7Authorities in North Carolina have filed the state’s first price-gouging lawsuit against a towing company accused of employing predatory towing and booting practices during the coronavirus pandemic.
North Carolina joins push calling for PPP overhaul
May 7North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is one of 24 state attorneys general asking top federal lawmakers to revamp the Paycheck Protection Program.