Carr Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is joining a group of federal, state and local government agencies and national consumer advocacy organizations in recognizing National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 1-7, 2020.

Carr Announces the 9th Annual Legal Food Frenzy

Atlanta, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that registration is open for the 9th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food and fundraising competition among Georgia’s lawyers to help end hunger across the state. The 2020 competition will take place April 20 – May 1, and is managed in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General, the State Bar of Georgia, the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Food Bank Association.
 

Carr Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Defending States’ Rights to Regulate the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today joined a bipartisan coalition of 44 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting states’ ability to address the rising cost of prescription drugs. In Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the attorneys general argue that states regulate pharmacy benefit managers, (also known as PBMs) to protect consumers and promote access to affordable healthcare.

Carr, DA’s Announce Human Trafficking Prosecutions in Gwinnett, Greene, Chatham and Cobb Counties

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, along with District Attorneys representing four of Georgia’s judicial circuits, today announced indictments in four domestic minor sex trafficking cases.

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.