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.

CONSUMER ALERT: Avoiding Summer Vacation Rental Scams

ATLANTA, GA – Many Georgians are starting to think about summer travel plans. While some will opt for traditional hotel stays, many will look online in hopes of finding less expensive or more unique accommodations. Unfortunately, ads for online vacation rentals are not always what they seem. Our office is encouraging Georgians to exercise caution if choosing to book accommodations from an online platform.

Carr Joins 40 AGs to Announce Multistate Settlement with American Medical Collection Agency Over 2019 Data Breach

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia, as part of a coalition of 41 Attorneys General, has settled with Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau d/b/a American Medical Collection Agency (“AMCA”) resolving a multistate investigation into the 2019 data breach that exposed the personal information of over 7 million individuals, including 306,826 Georgia residents, and potentially exposed the personal information of up to 21 million individuals throughout the United States.   

Attorney General Carr and Secretary of State Raffensperger Join FTC, 37 Other States, and D.C. To Shut Down Massive Charity Fraud Telefunding Operation

Attorney General Chris Carr, along with the Federal Trade Commission and 46 agencies from 38 states and the District of Columbia, has stopped a massive telefunding operation that bombarded 67 million consumers with 1.3 billion deceptive charitable fundraising calls (mostly illegal robocalls) claiming to support veterans, children and firefighters. The defendants collected more than $110 million using their deceptive solicitations.