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ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today joined 13 other state attorneys general in urging Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to break their silence on third-party litigation funding (“TPLF”). TPLF is a lucrative practice in the United States, valued between $2.3 and $5 billion, where an outside third party provides resources to fund civil disputes in exchange for a share of the recovery if successful. The attorneys general warn that foreign adversaries can spend money on American litigation with the intention of harming States and our country’s economic and national security.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the State of Georgia has joined the $3.1 billion national settlement with Walmart to resolve allegations that the company failed to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores and therefore contributed to the opioid crisis. By joining the settlement, Georgia stands to receive a base payment of $28 million to help fund critical treatment and recovery services for those struggling with opioid use disorder.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general to encourage both Apple and Google to update their age ratings for the TikTok app, which is currently marketed to children as young as 12 years old.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined 50 attorneys general in supporting the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to help cut down on illegal text messages and better protect consumers from potential scams. Specifically, the FCC proposal requires mobile wireless providers to block texts that come from invalid, unassigned or unused numbers, and from numbers on a Do Not Originate list. Carr previously supported a similar blocking requirement to help put a stop to illegal robocalls.
Defendant also faces charges in Barrow County as part of a separate racketeering indictment announced last month
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, along with 13 other states, today filed a brief in opposition to a new rule implemented by the Biden administration’s Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). This new rule seeks to unlawfully expand the CFPB’s authority to encompass many practices that Congress chose not to grant the agency with the power to regulate. This includes the investigation and punishment of all acts of supposed discrimination in the consumer finance industry.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that former Pickens County School Superintendent Carlton Wilson and his wife, Cindy Wilson, have pleaded guilty to one count each of Racketeering and Theft by Taking. Separately, Carlton Wilson has also pleaded guilty to six additional counts of Theft by Taking by a Fiduciary, Theft by Deception, and Theft by Conversion. The charges stem from Mr. Wilson’s engagement in various schemes intended to illegally obtain funds for personal use. Cindy Wilson also participated in one of these schemes.
Defendants currently awaiting trial on separate human trafficking charges in Fulton County
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of North Georgia are teaming up to warn Georgians about ticket scams ahead of this weekend’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship Game between the University of Georgia (UGA) and Louisiana State University (LSU). Big games present an opportunity for scammers to exploit consumers through the sale of fake, void or stolen tickets on the secondary market. Not only can consumers lose money in these scams, but they may also fall victim to identify theft if both personal and financial information are provided as part of the transaction.
Georgia set to receive over $1.17 million under the terms of the settlements