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While Stein pursues his lawsuits and investigations nationwide, there’s no getting round the truth that he has to take care of divided authorities in North Carolina. Sometimes, Stein is ready to work with them, as on the opioid crisis, however different occasions they butt heads. Former Maine Attorney General James Tierney, a Democrat who now teaches at Harvard Law School, said fraud “doesn’t have a partisan hat” when attorneys general are going after dangerous actors. But, he stated, Stein and different AGs are “not going to get elected or re-elected primarily based on what they do on robocalls.” They may go across get together traces on corporate fraud or client protections, but in relation to election time they usually revert to party positions, he stated. When four AGs — two Democrats and two Republicans — pursued a settlement framework with opioid manufacturers last month, Stein was on board.

Minnesota played a leading position in state legal professional common lawsuits in opposition to the tobacco business, which misled consumers about the well being risks of smoking. The landmark case State of Minnesota v. Philip Morris resulted in a considerable settlement of $6 billion over the primary 25 years and $200 … Read More