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$1.45 Million Settlement is a Bitter Pill to Swallow

North Carolina AG Josh Stein settled with Med First Immediate Care and Family Practice, P.A. to resolve False Claims Act allegations that the clinic operated as a “pill mill” for opioid prescriptions. According to the AG’s office, Med First allegedly filed false claims with Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary testing, office visits that did not…

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Vocational Training Program Prehired to Pay Back $4.2 Million, Cancel Outstanding Loans

A bipartisan coalition of 11 AGs, in conjunction with the CFPB, reached a settlement with the bankruptcy trustee for Prehired, LLC and affiliated entities (collectively, “Prehired”) to resolve allegations that the company violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act through deceptive marketing and debt collection practices. As we…

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Another Democratic Candidate Enters the Field for North Carolina AG

Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry announced that she will run for North Carolina AG next year. Deberry will face U.S. Representative Jeff Jackson, Duplin County attorney Charles M. Ingram, and Fayetteville lawyer Tim Dunn in the Democratic primary. As previously reported, U.S. Representative Dan Bishop is the sole Republican candidate for AG. Current North…

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AGs Voice Concern Over Surge of Illegal Disposable E-Cigarettes Targeting Youth

A bipartisan group of 33 AGs led by North Carolina AG Josh Stein sent a letter urging the FDA and Center for Tobacco Products to swiftly formulate and implement a strategic plan that adequately protects public health from the glut of child-friendly flavored disposable e-cigarettes currently on the market. In the letter, the AGs recommended…

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Dan Bishop to Seek North Carolina AG Position Rather than Return to Congress

North Carolina Representative Dan Bishop announced that he will run for state AG next year rather than seeking another term in Congress. Bishop, a Republican, joined Congress after winning a special election for the open seat in 2019. He is a member of the House Freedom Caucus. In his announcement during a radio interview, Bishop…

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