Carr Joins 12-State Coalition Defending Trump Administration’s Rule Clarifying Religious Exemptions for Federal Contractors  

ATLANTA, GA — Attorney General Chris Carr joined a motion to intervene in litigation to defend a U.S. Department of Labor rule clarifying the scope and application of religious exemptions for federal contractors. The 12-state intervention motion was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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 Indicts Former UGA Professor for Racketeering, Theft by Taking

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Prosecution Division has indicted* Douglas Peterson, a former professor at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry, on charges of Racketeering and Theft by Taking. The Oconee County Superior Court returned the indictment on March 26, 2021.

Carr Joins 13-State Coalition in Filing Suit to Block the Biden Administration’s Nationwide Moratorium on Oil and Gas Leases and Drilling Permits

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr joined 12 other state attorneys general in filing suit to block the Biden Administration's violation of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA). In January, President Biden issued Executive Order 14008 declaring a moratorium on future oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on federal lands. The Executive Order halted all oil and gas leasing operations, days after the Interior Department halted development and exploration of existing leases.

Carr Provides Statement on Rise in Violent Crime in Atlanta, Pledges to Support Ralston’s House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today provided the following statement following Georgia House Speaker David Ralston’s call for the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, led by Chairman J. Collins, to hold hearings to determine if state intervention is needed to address the rise of violent crime in Atlanta.

Carr Participates in $188.6 Million Multistate Settlement with Medical Device Manufacturer

ATLANTA,GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a multistate settlement with Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston) to resolve allegations of deceptive marketing of its surgical mesh products for women. The settlement requires Boston to pay $188.6 million to 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations that it deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices to patients. Georgia’s share of the settlement is $5,004,093.

Carr Issues Statement on Violence Against Asian-American Community

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today issued the following statement on violence against Georgia’s Asian-American community.

Carr Files Suit to Block Biden’s Illegitimate Keystone Cancellation

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today joined 20 other state attorneys general in filing suit in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas to block President Biden’s unconstitutional and illegitimate attempt to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXLP).

Carr Urges Feds to Respect States’ Ability to Cut Taxes

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr joined a letter today signed by 21 state attorneys general urging the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) to take immediate action to ensure the American Rescue Plan Act (Act) does not strip States of their core authority to implement basic state tax policy.

CONSUMER ALERT: DOOR-TO-DOOR PINE STRAW SCAM  

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians about a scam involving door-to-door sales of pine straw or mulch. Consumers have complained about disreputable landscapers coming to their door, claiming to have left-over pine straw or mulch from a previous job and offering it to the consumer at a heavily discounted rate.