Georgia Leads 21-State Coalition Urging Congress to Enact COVID-19 Liability Protections

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is leading a 21-state coalition in urging Congress to enact specific liability protections that help mitigate the threat of frivolous COVID-related litigation for much-needed goods and services while still ensuring victims are able to seek legal redress and compensation where appropriate. In the wake of this unprecedented crisis, the extension of appropriate post-pandemic liability protections is needed at both the state and federal levels for businesses, manufacturers of personal protective equipment, first responders, healthcare workers, healthcare facilities and members of law enforcement, among others.

Carr Appoints Cobb DA to Lead Ahmaud Arbery Case

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that he will formally appoint District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes of the Cobb County Judicial Circuit on Monday to lead the prosecution of Gregory and Travis McMichael who have been charged with aggravated assault and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

Carr Requests DOJ to Conduct Investigation into Handling of Ahmaud Arbery Case

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today formally requested the U.S. Department of Justice, led by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby Christine, to conduct an investigation into the handling of the Ahmaud Arbery case. This case involves the deadly shooting Mr. Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia on February 23, 2020 within the Brunswick Judicial Circuit. At the time of Mr. Arbery’s death and up until May 7, 2020, no arrests were made in the case. 

Carr Recognizes Older Americans Month

ATLANTA, GA – In recognition of Older Americans Month, Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging older consumers to protect both their health and their finances during these challenging times.

SCAM ALERT: Carr Warns of Email Scam Targeting Faith-Based Communities

ATLANTA, GA - The Office of the Attorney General is warning consumers of an imposter email scam targeting members of synagogues and churches in which scammers pose as religious leaders to try to trick congregants into sending them money.

Carr Joins AG Colleagues in Effort to Strengthen Illegal Robocall Enforcement

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr recently joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general in calling on USTelecom – the leading organization representing telecommunications providers – and its Industry Traceback Group (ITG) to continue its collaboration with state attorneys general by bolstering technological capabilities to improve enforcement against illegal robocallers. In a letter sent yesterday to USTelecom the coalition is urging the association to further develop robocall traceback and other tools suited to law enforcement needs.

Carr and Partners Kick Off 9th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

ATLANTA, GA –Today marks the first day of the 9th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a two-week virtual fundraising drive fueled by Georgia’s legal community. The 2020 competition is presented by the Office of the Attorney General and the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia to benefit the Georgia Food Bank Association’s regional food banks. The competition is timed each year to stock the food banks in preparation for the surge they experience during the summer when kids are out of school and eating more from their families’ pantry. This year, the Legal Food Frenzy is also focused on helping the food banks respond to the increasing number of Georgians seeking food assistance due to effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Warns Georgians of Home Repair Fraud in Wake of Recent Storms

ATLANTA, GA – The storms and tornadoes that passed through Georgia have put a number of residents in the position of having to repair and rebuild homes that were damaged.  Unfortunately, there are home repair scammers out there who will try to exploit this disaster by asking for up-front payments for home repair services and then disappear without ever doing the work. In other cases, scammers may charge exorbitant prices, charge for unnecessary repairs or do sub-standard work.

Carr Surveys Needs of Georgia Food Banks, Honors Georgia Guard and Reinforces Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today visited the Atlanta Community Food Bank to survey the needs of Georgia’s regional food banks, honor our Georgia National Guard soldiers who are on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic and reinforce the Georgia legal community’s commitment to supporting our food banks. While Georgians across the state are struggling with school and childcare closures, lost wages and layoffs, demand for food bank services has increased 30 to 40 percent since the onset of the pandemic. Governor Brian Kemp has identified Georgia’s eight regional food banks as essential services and part of the critical infrastructure, and he has authorized 162 members of the Georgia National Guard to aid the food banks in day-to-day operations.

SCAM ALERT: Carr Warns Georgians of Fake COVID-19 Websites, Texts and Emails

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians that scammers are using fraudulent websites, texts and emails to steal consumers’ personal or financial information and/or to install malware on their devices.