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Former SunTrust mortgage borrowers to begin receiving settlement payments

Virginia borrowers who were harmed by mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices of SunTrust will begin receiving checks as part of a settlement.

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Herring announces veterans pro bono legal services clinics

Attorney General Mark Herring announced series of pro bono Veterans Legal Services Clinics to provide estate planning services to low-income veterans.

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Attorney General Herring announces minority recruitment initiative for law enforcement agencies

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced the launch of an initiative to help law enforcement agencies recruit more minority applicants and build police departments that reflect the cultural and racial makeup of the communities they serve.

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NRDC welcomes Virginia’s defense of Clean Power Plan

The Natural Resources Defense Council today expressed strong support for Virginia and its attorney general, Mark Herring, for joining a coordinated effort to protect the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan from legal attacks by carbon intensive special interests.

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Virginia joins multi-state coalition supporting economic, environmental and health benefits of clean air

Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that Virginia will join a coalition of seventeen other states and seven major municipalities taking legal action to support the Clean Power Plan, a national pollution-reduction strategy that will combat the impact of climate change on Virginia’s economy, coastal communities, the military, agriculture and forestry industry, and the health of Virginians.


Office of Attorney General recognized for gang prevention efforts by Virginia Gang Investigators Association

The Office of Attorney General Mark R. Herring received an award from the Virginia Gang Investigators Association (VGIA) in recognition of its unprecedented support of gang investigators and prevention of gang violence in the Commonwealth.

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Attorney General Mark Herring headlined Virginia Organizing 20th anniversary Grassroots Gathering

Virginia Organizing held the 20th anniversary Grassroots Gathering and celebration in Blackstone, Virginia Oct. 9-11. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring joined Virginia Organizing for a mass meeting portion of the Grassroots Gathering.


Attorney General Mark Herring commemorates one year of marriage equality in Virginia

Attorney General Mark Herring commemorated one year of marriage equality in Virginia on the day the Commonwealth began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and started recognizing legally performed out-of-state marriages between same-sex partners.


Attorney General Mark Herring highlights price gouging protections ahead of Hurricane Joaquin

As Virginia prepares for a potential hurricane event, Governor McAuliffe’s declaration of a state of emergency has triggered Virginia’s anti-price gouging statutes designed to protect consumers from paying exorbitant prices for necessities during an emergency.

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Herring announces initiatives to promote safe, impartial 21st century policing in Virginia

Attorney General Mark Herring announced on Tuesday the first in a series of initiatives to promote safe, impartial, 21st century policing in Virginia, and to promote mutual trust and positive relationships between Virginia law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

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Mark Obenshain not running for governor in 2017

Mark Obenshain isn’t “going anywhere,” but he’s also not running for governor. The Harrisonburg state senator confirmed via Twitter reports from earlier in the day on Monday that he will not be running for governor in 2017.

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Virginia joining multistate task force to combat heroin crisis

Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that Virginia has joined the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force (NEMA-HTF), a first-of-its kind task force that fosters cross-state collaboration and leverages resources to combat heroin distribution and the associated rise in heroin overdose fatalities.

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Attorney General Mark Herring announces settlement to protect businesses from false advertising

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a settlement with Annual Business Services LLC (ABS), a Florida limited liability company that used targeted mailings to obtain approximately $15,800 in the aggregate from more than 150 Virginia businesses.

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Attorney General Mark Herring to run for re-election in 2017

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that he plans to run for re-election in 2017, in turn taking himself out of the running for the Democratic Party gubernatorial nomination.

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Office of Attorney General earns Virginia Values Veterans certification

Attorney General Mark Herring announced Thursday that he has fulfilled his commitment of earning certification for the Office of Attorney General by the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program, an initiative to encourage Virginia employers to implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining highly-skilled and dependable veterans.

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Attorney General warns of continuing utility scam targeting Virginia consumers

The thought of having your electrical service disconnected is frightening for anyone. That is exactly what scammers are banking on to make a currently active scam effective.


Series to help build relationships between law enforcement, communities

Attorney General Mark Herring announced this summer’s “Virginia Rules” camps, a series of summer day camps that will provide opportunities for young people to build positive relationships with law enforcement officers within their community, have outdoor camp-style experiences, and learn about Virginia law.


Herring announces $136 million joint state-federal settlement with Chase Bank

Chase Bank and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. will reform their unlawful credit card debt collection practices through a $136 million joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General Mark Herring, attorneys general in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


Virginia helps successfully defend Chesapeake Bay restoration

Today, a three judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the right of Virginia and other Chesapeake Bay states to work together to protect and restore the Bay.

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Virginia attorney general opinion spells out local authority over fracking

Today Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring released an opinion confirming a locality’s ability to use its land use and zoning authority to prohibit shale gas development, also known as fracking.

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ACLU of Virginia welcomes attorney general opinion overturning women’s health center rules

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia today welcomed the formal opinion issued by Attorney General Mark Herring that overrules flawed legal advice given by the prior administration to the Board of Health during the 2012 regulatory process for women’s health centers that provide abortion.


Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia applauds attorney general opinion on clinics

This morning, the Office of the Attorney General issued new legal guidance regarding how the Virginia Department of Health and State Board of Health can proceed with implementing revisions to Virginia’s TRAP regulations.

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Governor McAuliffe statement on Attorney General Herring advisory opinion on clinic regulations

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement praising Attorney General Mark Herring’s advisory opinion that the law does not require the Virginia Board of Health to apply politically-motivated regulations to existing women’s health clinics.

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Statement of Attorney General Mark Herring on marriage equality oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court

After attending oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement.

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Tim Kaine statement on Senate confirmation of Loretta Lynch to serve as U.S. attorney general

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Senate confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States.