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Virginia settles UVA ABC lawsuit

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that late this evening the Commonwealth of Virginia reached a settlement with Elizabeth Daly in her $40 million lawsuit against several agents of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC.)


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Attorney General Mark Herring on same sex marriage ruling

Since the day we recognized our fight was for marriage equality, I have said that this will be a long journey that will involve victories and setbacks and may ultimately be destined for the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the matter for all Americans.


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Appeals court strikes down Virginia same sex marriage ban

Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals became just the second federal appeals court since last year’s Windsor case to affirm the Constitutional requirement of marriage equality. The court voted 2-1 to overturn the Virginia ban on same sex marriage.


Guilty pleas in multi-state cock fighting case

United States Attorney Timothy Heaphy and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that three individuals pled guilty in federal court Thursday in Abingdon, Virginia to animal fighting and drug charges after being arrested during a joint federal/state multi-agency operation in Virginia and Kentucky on May 3, 2014.


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ACLU urges Virginia AG not to gut drone moratorium

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia today released a letter mailed to Attorney General Mark Herring regarding a pending request from the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Wise County/City of Norton for an official opinion that would create an exception to Virginia’s drone moratorium law.


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Herring helps defend access to healthcare affordability tax credits

Attorney General Herring filed an amicus brief in the case and Virginia delivered oral argument defending the right of low- and moderate-income Virginians to access thousands of dollars in assistance to make healthcare coverage more affordable.


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AG reaches agreement with Apple on e-book price fixing damages

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that Virginia consumers could be eligible for up to $10.5 million in compensation as part of a proposed settlement with Apple, Inc. for participating in a price-fixing conspiracy in the market for e-books.


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Governor signs AG’s legislation to combat patent trolls

Today, Governor Terry R. McAuliffe ceremonially signed SB150 and HB375, compromise legislation brokered by the Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office to protect Virginia businesses from patent trolls.


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Former Ocwen mortgage borrowers to begin receiving claim forms

Claim forms are going out this week to approximately 3,770 Virginia borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012 and who may be eligible for payment under the $2.1 billion Ocwen national mortgage foreclosure settlement.


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Roundup: Reaction to McAuliffe budget, Medicaid vetoes

Virginia political leaders react to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s line item vetoes of items in the state budget aimed at protecting his plan for expansion of the state Medicaid system.


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Attorney general announces reform, modernization initiatives

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a series of major modernization and reform initiatives to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency of the office and to bring the operations of the state’s law firm into the 21st century.


SunTrust settlement to address mortgage, foreclosure abuses

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that Virginia borrowers will receive an estimated $33.85 million of loan modifications or other relief as part of a $550 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage Inc.


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AG Mark Herring elected to regional leadership post

Attorney General Mark Herring has been elected by his fellow attorneys general to serve as vice-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region.


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Pastors call for AG Mark Herring impeachment

The Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) and the Frederick Douglass Foundation of Virginia today united with Delegate Bob Marshall (R-VA) to pressure the Virginia State Legislature to pursue impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Mark Herring.


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Governor signs trio of attorney general’s public safety bills

A trio of bills from Attorney General Mark Herring to protect the public and hold criminals accountable were ceremonially signed today by Governor Terry McAuliffe in front of advocates and sponsors.


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Support for Mark Herring brief on in-state tuition for DREAMers

Political leaders from across the Commonwealth weighed in today on Attorney General Mark Herring’s announcement that Virginia law makes students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status.


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Attorney General Mark Herring hits 100-day mark

Today marks 100 days since Mark R. Herring was sworn in as Virginia’s 48th Attorney General.


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Farm Bureau calls Mark Herring brief in EPA case ‘surprising’

Leaders of the state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization were startled April 10 when Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed an amicus brief in support of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan being challenged in federal court.


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Herring files brief in same sex marriage case

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today filed the Commonwealth of Virginia’s brief in the appeal of Bostic v. Rainey in the Fourth Circuit. In it, the Commonwealth explains the reasons Norfolk federal district Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled correctly in concurring with Attorney General Herring’s conclusion that Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.


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Attorney General Mark Herring concludes statewide tour in Waynesboro

Attorney General Mark Herring concluded a statewide public safety tour today with a regional meeting with representatives from Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County.


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Consumers to receive refunds from settlement of e-book price fixing lawsuit

irginia consumers will receive approximately $4.3 million in restitution stemming from the partial settlement of a lawsuit that alleged that Apple Inc. and five of the six largest e-book publishers in the country conspired to fix the price of e-books.


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Virginia files amicus brief in King v. Sebelius

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the case of King v. Sebelius, which is currently on appeal before the Fourth Circuit.


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Attorney General Mark Herring launches public safety tour

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has launched a two week public safety tour of Virginia in which he will hold 22 regional meetings to hear from local public safety and law enforcement leaders and local elected officials about challenges in their area and ways that he can help protect our communities.


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Beware of tax season scams

As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Mark Herring is reminding citizens to protect themselves from identity theft, fraud and other scams as tax season approaches.


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Scam Alert: Be wary of letters offering copy of home deed

As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Mark Herring is warning Virginia property owners to be cautious of companies offering to sell them a copy of the deed to their home.


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Attorney General Mark Herring combats patent trolls

Yesterday, the General Assembly passed compromise legislation crafted by the Office of Attorney General Mark Herring to protect Virginia businesses from “patent trolling.”


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Trio of attorney general’s public safety bills go to governor

A trio of bills from Attorney General Mark Herring to protect the public and hold criminals accountable now await the Governor’s signature after successfully passing both houses of the General Assembly.


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Attorney General Herring appoints panel to identify reforms, efficiencies in office

Attorney General Mark Herring announced the creation of a three-member review panel charged with identifying reforms and efficiencies within the Office of the Attorney General that advance his priority of delivering high-quality, timely, and cost-effective legal work to the people of Virginia and their state government.


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Virginia Democrats react to same sex marriage ruling

Top Virginia Democrats are responding with expected euphoria to Thursday’s federal court ruling overturning the Commonwealth’s ban on same sex marriage.


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E.W. Jackson: Mark Herring’s stance on marriage is anti-religious, racist

When liberals have an issue with, say, Phil Robertson speaking his mind on same sex marriage in an interview, conservatives get all up in a lather for attacks on “freedom of speech.”


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Attorney General Mark Herring comments on same sex marriage case

Attorney General Mark R. Herring released a statement after oral arguments were heard Tuesday in Bostic v. Rainey, a challenge in federal court to Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage.


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House GOP pushes passage of bill to enable members to defend state laws

On a mostly party-line vote on Monday, the House of Delegates passed HB 706, a bill that would give legal standing for any member of the General Assembly to defend a law that the Attorney General has deemed unconstitutional.


Bob Marshall continues PR campaign to pressure Mark Herring on marriage issue

Del. Bob Marshall (R-13) and 52 other delegates asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to appoint special counsel in light of Attorney General Mark Herring’s decision to not only refuse to defend the Virginia Constitution but to actually file a brief in support of those bringing the cases against Virginia’s Marriage Amendment.


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ACLU applauds attorney general’s conclusion on same sex marriage bans

The Virginia attorney general announced today that his office has concluded Virginia’s bans on same sex marriage are unconstitutional, and he will no longer defend legal challenges to the bans now pending in federal court.


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Mark Obenshain statement on AG’s stance on marriage ban

State Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) issued a statement about Attorney General Mark Herring’s announcement that his office will not defend Virginia’s Marriage Amendment, and will be filing a brief asking the court to strike down a provision of the state constitution.


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House Democrats on Mark Herring’s decision to not defend marriage ban

The House Democratic Caucus released the following statement on Attorney General Mark Herring’s decision to challenge Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.


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Attorney General: Virginia’s same sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today changed Virginia’s legal position in Bostic v. Rainey, siding with the plaintiffs in the pending case challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage rights for same sex couples.


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Attorney General encourages Target customers to take advantage of free credit monitoring

Attorney General Mark Herring today urged any Virginia residents who have shopped at Target stores or the company’s website to take advantage of the one year of free credit monitoring being offered by the company following last month’s security breach.


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Attorney General Mark Herring announces office ethics policy

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a new ethics policy that will be applied to employees of the Office of Attorney General, including the Attorney General himself.