Georgia’s Price Gouging Statute to Stay in Effect through July 12, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – On May 28, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp renewed the Public Health State of Emergency, which will now continue through 11:59pm on July 12, 2020. The State of Emergency was originally issued by the Governor on March 14, 2020 to assist with the state’s response to Covid-19 and was subsequently renewed on April 8 and April 30.

Georgia Legal Community Steps Up During COVID19, Provides 3.3 Million Meals for State’s Food Banks

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that law firms and legal organizations across Georgia raised a record-breaking 852,090 dollars during the 9th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. This is the equivalent of over 3,331,062 meals for Georgia’s food banks, and a staggering two-fold increase in donations from last year’s competition. This year, for the first time since the competition began in 2012, the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy fundraiser went all-virtual in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Attorney General Carr Works to Expose Illegal Robocallers

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, along with all other state attorneys general, encouraged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate continued collaboration among state attorneys general and telecom companies to coordinate tracing back illegal robocalls to their source. 

Carr Leads 23-State Effort to Protect Georgia Property Owners and Defend New WOTUS Rule

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are leading a 23-state effort to protect property owners, farmers and energy producers against an attempt to revive an Obama-era water rule.

CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Carr Issues Warning Against Financial Exploitation of Older Adults during Covid-19

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning older Georgians, their families and their caretakers to be on the lookout for signs of financial exploitation, especially in regard to the recent issuance of federal stimulus checks.  

CONSUMER ALERT: Fraudsters Perpetrating New Scams to Capitalize on COVID-19

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians about new ways in which scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carr Joins AG Coalition Urging Congress to Pass Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today joined a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general urging Congress to pass S.3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act. The Act would permit the families of first responders, who die or are permanently and totally disabled as a result of COVID-19, to receive the same federal benefits extended to first responders, or their survivors, otherwise killed or injured in the line of duty. Current federal law would only allow survivors access to certain benefits if evidence is provided proving the deceased or permanently disabled first responder contracted COVID-19 while on duty.

Carr Announces Consumer Settlement with Santander, Millions to be Returned to Georgians

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, along with a bipartisan coalition of 34 attorneys general, is announcing a settlement with Santander Consumer USA Inc. (Santander) that includes approximately $550 million in relief for consumers, with more relief in additional deficiency waivers expected. The settlement resolves allegations that Santander violated consumer protection laws by exposing subprime consumers to unnecessarily high levels of risk and knowingly placing these consumers into auto loans with a high probability of default.

Carr Argues for Separation of Power, Joins Coalition Supporting Dismissal of Case Against Gen. Flynn

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr yesterday joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general from around the country in filing a brief in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia supporting the federal government’s motion to dismiss the case against Gen. Michael Flynn.

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

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr yesterday formally requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), led by Director Vic Reynolds, to conduct an investigation related to the conduct of the District Attorneys of the Brunswick and Waycross Judicial Circuits in the Ahmaud Arbery case. This case involves the deadly shooting of Mr. Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia on February 23, 2020 within the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.