Carr: Georgia Joins Bipartisan, Multi-state Investigation of JUUL

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia has joined a bipartisan, multistate investigation of e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs. The 39-state coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including targeting of youth, claims regarding nicotine content and statements regarding risks, safety and effectiveness as a smoking cessation device.

 

Carr: Georgia Agrees to $1.6 Billion Global Settlement Framework with Opioid Manufacturer

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates.

Carr: Federal Appeals Court Rules Cross Monument in Pensacola Stays

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today praised a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upholding the City of Pensacola’s right to continue to display a World War II-era cross monument in a public park. This ruling will help protect monuments in Georgia – including a 12-foot cross found along the trail of the Chickamauga Battlefield in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and a stone cross honoring Georgia’s own World War I veterans that sits on a median between two streets in Augusta, Georgia.

Georgia Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults Now Available in Spanish

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the release of a Spanish version of the office’s Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults. The guide includes an array of topics of importance to seniors, including scams, identity theft, credit and debt, reverse mortgages, charitable giving, home repairs, funerals, advance directives, long-term care, elder abuse and more. 

Attorney General Carr and Georgia Department of Revenue Recognize Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

ATLANTA, GA – In recognition of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Attorney General Chris Carr and Department of Revenue Commissioner David Curry are offering consumers tips about tax preparation and encouraging them to protect themselves from tax-related scams.

Carr Visits White House for National Human Trafficking Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Chris Carr today participated in the President’s Human Trafficking Summit at The White House. The summit focused on the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the landmark anti-human trafficking law. During the event, President Trump signed an executive order to further combat human trafficking and online child exploitation.

Donnie Cleveland Lance Executed This Evening

ATLANTA, GA – The lawfully ordered execution of Donnie Cleveland Lance for the 1997 murders of Sabrina “Joy” Lance and Dwight “Butch” Wood, Jr. was carried out this evening at 9:05 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center in Jackson, Georgia.

Carr Joins 20 AGs in Rejecting the Underlying Legal Theories Used in the Impeachment Proceedings

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that he has joined 20 other attorneys general in submitting a “friend of the Senate” letter outlining the legal flaws of the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

 

Execution Date Set for Donnie Cleveland Lance

ATLANTA, GA – An execution date for Donnie Cleveland Lance has been set for January 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Attorney General Chris Carr offers the following information in the case against Lance for the 1997 murders of Sabrina “Joy” Lance and Dwight “Butch” Wood, Jr.

Ninth Circuit Sides with Carr and Other AGs in Fight to Uphold Congressional Review Act

ATLANTA, GA – In March, Attorney General Chris Carr led a coalition of 13 state attorneys general in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, defending the constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a federal law that provides Congress with a streamlined process for reviewing, and, if necessary, nullifying new regulations by federal agencies.  Earlier this week, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion upholding the constitutionality of the CRA. The court echoed the arguments of the 13-state coalition in holding that the CRA and the joint congressional resolutions are consistent with separation-of-powers principles and otherwise do not violate the Constitution.