News Releases

Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Medical Device Business Services Inc. Regarding Deceptive Practices in Promotion of Hip Implant Devices
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall announced today that he and 45 other Attorneys General reached a $120 million Consent Judgment with Johnson & Johnson and Medical Device Business Services Inc. to resolve allegations of unlawful promotions of metal-on-metal hip implant devices, the ASR XL and the Pinnacle Ultamet. Medical Device Business Services Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is the consolidation of several companies formerly known as DePuy Inc., DePuy Orthopedics (or ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Butler County Murder Conviction
(MONTGOMERY) Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the murder conviction of Jimmy Earl Little. Little, 31, of Greenville, was convicted in Butler County Circuit Court in June 2018 for the murder of Martin Wilson. Evidence at trial established the following facts regarding Little’s murder of Wilson on the afternoon of August 26, 2015. Wilson was visiting with a group of friends at a house on South Street in Greenville. Little, who was a ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Promises “Relentless” Pursuit of Traffickers on Human Trafficking Awareness Day
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall released the following statement in support of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which is today, January 11. “Not only is human trafficking a global tragedy, it is heartbreakingly present in our own state of Alabama. Human trafficking is only behind drug trafficking as the second largest criminal industry in the world, with an all-time high of 27 million victims enslaved today. It is hard for us to fathom that such a vile practice as slavery exi ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Statement on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall released the following statement in support of Alabama law enforcement personnel as America celebrates National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. “Those who answer the call to serve and protect do it not for the money or the prestige– there isn’t enough of either to repay them for their commitment to keeping the peace. They put on a badge each day because they love their community and want to keep it safe. Let us always remember the sacrifice ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Montgomery County Murder Conviction
(MONTGOMERY) Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the murder conviction of Clarence Morris Lamar. Lamar, 35, of Montgomery, was convicted in Montgomery County Circuit Court in August 2017 for the murder of Cordarryl Foxhall. Evidence was presented at trial regarding an altercation that ended with Lamar murdering Foxhall on May 9, 2015. Foxhall was with a group of people in the parking lot of Gibbs Village housing project and became in ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Calls on New Congress to Support Border Wall
(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall called on the new Congress convening today in Washington to fully fund a border wall to protect Americans and uphold the rule of law. Attorney General Marshall also criticized incoming U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, for deliberately ignoring border security by pushing a budget plan that funds every remaining federal agency for the balance of fiscal 2019 except for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “It is the f ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Multistate Agreement with CEC, For-Profit Education Company, to Waive Loan Collections and Reform Practices
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced a settlement between the Attorneys General of 48 states and the District of Columbia and the for-profit education company Career Education Corporation (CEC). The corporation has agreed to reform recruiting and enrollment practices and forgo collecting more than $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationally. CEC is based in Schaumburg, Ill., and currently offers primarily online courses through American InterContinental U ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Joins 50 States, District of Columbia, in $575 Million Settlement with Wells Fargo
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall today announced a $575 million settlement between the 50 states and the District of Columbia and Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to resolve claims that the bank violated consumer protection laws of Alabama and other states. Alabama’s portion of $7.9 million will cover attorneys’ fees, given Alabama's leadership role in the negotiations, and will assist in funding the consumer protection efforts of the Attorney General's Office. The settlement resolves c ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces $68 Million Multistate Settlement with UBS AG (“UBS”) for Artificially Manipulating Interest Rates
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall today announced a $68 million multi-state settlement, with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate). LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a far-reaching impact on global markets and consumers. The Attorneys General of 39 states and the District of Columbia allege that UBS misrepresented the integrity of the LIBOR benc ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Conviction and Jail Sentence for Former Department of Transportation Employee
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction and sentencing of a former Department of Transportation employee for theft of more than $20,000 in metal intended for use on state roads. Christopher Lee Hobbs pleaded guilty on December 18 in Montgomery County Circuit Court to first-degree theft of property, was sentenced to three years, which was suspended for time served and three years of probation. Additionally, he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2 ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Files Brief Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Alabama Dismemberment Abortion Case
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of Alabama’s law banning dismemberment abortions. Attorney General Marshall filed a cert petition with the Supreme Court Thursday asking the th court to review the 11 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ August 2018 ruling against Alabama’s 2016 law banning the gruesome second-trimester abortion procedure. About seven percent of the abortions performed in Alabama eac ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Alabama Attorney General’s Office to Prosecute Hoover Mall Shootings Cases
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced during a press conference Thursday morning that his office will assume the prosecution of the November 22, 2018, shootings of E.J. Bradford, Brian Wilson and Molly Davis at Hoover’s Riverchase Galleria Mall. In a letter to Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr, Attorney General Marshall said he based his decision to assume prosecution of the cases after the admission by District Attorney Carr in a letter to Attorney General Ma ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Office of Prosecution Services and Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Issue UPDATED Public Guidance on Alabama Law Concerning Possession of Cannabidiol (CBD)
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall joined with the leadership of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Office of Prosecution Services and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to draft and distribute public guidance on the current state of Alabama law on the possession, use, sale or distribution of Cannabidiol, or CBD. The guidance comes in response to a growing number of inquiries about increasing sales of CBD around the state. This memorandum will be accessible by the ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Joins 42 Attorneys General in Calling on Social Security Administration to Curb Synthetic Identity Theft
(MONTGOMERY) - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 42 other attorneys general in urging the Social Security Administration to implement stronger procedures to combat the growing problem of identity fraud including synthetic identity theft. “Consumers in our respective jurisdictions continue to contact us about the growing problem of identity fraud,” Attorney General Marshall and the other attorneys general wrote in their joint letter to Acting Social Security Commissioner Nancy ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Hails New EPA Water Rule Which Clearly and Fairly Defines Waters of the United States
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall welcomed the Trump administration’s release today of a new “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) environmental rule that defines the scope of the Clean Water Act. “I applaud the Environmental Protection Agency for the release of a commonsense approach to the protection of America’s waterways,” said Attorney General Marshall. “The new EPA Waters of the United States definition clearly delineates whether a waterway is covered by the federal gov ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Joins Multistate Fight Against Robocalls
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that Alabama is participating in a bipartisan group of 39 attorneys general to stop or reduce annoying and harmful robocalls. This coalition is focused on the technology that major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal robocalls. “Robocalls are not simply annoying but have become a persistent harassment that is disrupting the lives of our citizens and can be a means for scammers to steal their hard-earned money and savings ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces $6 Million National Settlement with Encore Capital, Midland Credit Management, Midland Funding to Reform Debt Buying and Collection Practices
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall announced today that Alabama has joined 36 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc. and its subsidiaries Midland Credit Management Inc. and Midland Funding LLC, one of the nation’s largest debt buyers. In Alabama, a total of $784,920 in debt will be fully or partially forgiven for 464 Alabama accounts for judgments that were entered against consumers in cases where Midland used an a ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Chief Tommie J. Reese Sr. to Serve as Law Enforcement Coordinator for Alabama Attorney General’s Office
(MONTGOMERY) -- Attorney General Steve Marshall announced City of Demopolis Public Safety Director Chief Tommie Reese Sr. has been appointed to serve as new Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. Reese will begin work in the Attorney General’s Office in January. “I am pleased that Chief Tommie Reese will serve as my new liaison with Alabama’s law enforcement community,” said Attorney General Marshall. “Chief Reese brings over 30 years of varied law enforce ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Applauds Supreme Court Decision in Favor of Critical Habitat Lawsuit Supported by Alabama and 17 Other States
(MONTGOMERY) - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision Tuesday in favor of a critical habitat lawsuit supported by Alabama and 17 other states*. The high court decided 8-0 that the federal government cannot designate land as critical habitat for an endangered species that does not and cannot live on the land. “Today’s decision is a victory for fairness and common sense and a loss for overreaching federal bureaucrats,” said Attorney Gen ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Congratulates Assistant Attorney General Monet Gaines on Appointment as Montgomery County District Court Judge
(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall congratulated Assistant Attorney General Monet Gaines on her appointment as a Montgomery County District Court Judge. Judge Gaines was notified of her appointment Monday by Governor Kay Ivey. “I join the entire staff of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office in expressing great pride in Monet Gaines’ appointment to a Montgomery County District Court judgeship,” said Attorney General Marshall. “We know that Governor Ivey could not have ... Read Full Release
Search News Releases

Videos