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Herring celebrates 20th anniversary of Triad in Virginia

Attorney General Mark Herring today celebrated the 20th anniversary of Triad in Virginia with more than 250 Virginia seniors.


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Attorney General Mark Herring on UVA Rolling Stone rape case investigation

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement on the results of the Charlottesville Police Department’s investigation into the alleged instance of sexual violence portrayed in Rolling Stone magazine.


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Mailings going to SunTrust borrowers who may be eligible for payment

Attorney General Mark Herring announced that claim forms are going out today to approximately 3,050 SunTrust borrowers in Virginia who lost their homes to foreclosure between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2013 and who may be eligible for payment under the $550 million SunTrust national mortgage foreclosure settlement.


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Sen. Kaine urges confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch

In remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine urged his colleagues to confirm Attorney General nominee Loretta E. Lynch.


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Sen. Petersen’s public letter to attorney general regarding legality of closing Sweet Briar College

Virginia State Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) has sent the following letter to Attorney General Mark Herring regarding the legality of closing Sweet Briar College.


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Virginia files amicus brief in support of marriage equality at the Supreme Court

Attorney General Mark R. Herring filed an amicus brief in the marriage equality cases pending before the Supreme Court that highlights Virginia’s unique history in landmark civil rights cases, our specific experience with marriage equality, and an important yet under-examined legal argument that will help the Court recognize the fundamental right to marry at stake in these cases.


Equality Virginia pleased with attorney general opinion regarding school nondiscrimination policies

On Wednesday, Attorney General Mark Herring released an opinion stating that school boards in Virginia have the authority to expand their anti-discrimination policies to encompass sexual orientation and gender identity.


U.S. Sen. Warner meets with AG nominee Loretta Lynch

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) met on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be Attorney General of the United States.


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General Assembly passes attorney general’s public safety bills

As the General Assembly adjourned Friday, Attorney General Mark R. Herring highlighted the passage of several bills from his office to address Virginia’s heroin and prescription drug crisis, to protect children, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence, and to promote public safety throughout Virginia.


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General Assembly passes bill from Herring, Cline to protect domestic violence victims

The General Assembly passed a bill from Attorney General Mark R. Herring and Delegate Ben Cline (24-Rockbridge) to protect victims of domestic violence by denying bail for individuals charged with felony strangulation.


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Del. Sam Rasoul commends attorney general for Natural Bridge Zoo inquiry

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) applauded Attorney General Mark Herring’s announcement that his office is initiating an inquiry into Natural Bridge Zoo.


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Attorney general urges oil companies to eliminate synthetic drugs from gas stations

Attorney General Mark Herring today joined a bipartisan group of attorneys general asking nine major oil companies to collaborate with their franchisees to help eliminate synthetic drugs from gas station and convenience stores operating under their brand names.


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Herring creates nation’s first attorney general animal law unit

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced on Thursday the designation of the nation’s first Attorney General’s Animal Law unit.


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Attorney General Mark Herring statement on Supreme Court review of marriage equality cases

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear four marriage equality cases from the Sixth Circuit.


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Mark Herring on State Senate immigrant tuition bill

Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement on a Senate bill that would take away in-state tuition from students who have been declared “lawfully present” through acceptance into the federal “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program.


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Sen. Favola bill addressing sexual orientation hate crimes in Courts Committee

Today, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee will discuss SB 799 a bill that Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) introduced to address the perpetration of hate crimes against LGBT individuals.


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Sen. Petersen, Del. Anderson propose limits on police data collection, regulation of license plate readers

For the 2015 General Assembly session, Senator Chap Petersen and Delegate Rich Anderson will introduce legislation to regulate License Plate Readers (LPRs) in the Commonwealth, specifically placing limitations on passive data collection and retention by police departments.


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ACLU of Virginia applauds attorney general opinion on ICE detainer requests

Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion today concluding that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests seek voluntary action by sheriffs, corrections staff, and jail authorities, and, as such, cannot be used to deny someone their liberty.


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Herring and CFPB take action against retailer for abusive collections practices towards servicemembers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Attorneys General of North Carolina and Virginia took action today to protect military servicemembers from illegal debt collection practices.


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Herring announces $90 million national settlement with T-Mobile

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he, along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, have reached a $90 million settlement with T-Mobile USA, Inc. that resolves allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills, a practice known as “cramming.”


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Herring launches statewide human trafficking awareness campaign

Attorney General Mark Herring today launched a statewide campaign to raise awareness in Virginia of human trafficking and resources available to victims.


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UVA rector: Independent counsel report will be made public

At the Board of Visitors’ request, the Virginia Attorney General selected an independent counsel to review the University’s policy, practices and procedures with regard to sexual assault.


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Herring sues guardrail manufacturer for sale of unapproved highway safety equipment

Attorney General Mark Herring brought legal action against Trinity Industries and Trinity Highway Products for selling Virginia unapproved, improperly tested, and potentially dangerous pieces of highway guardrail equipment.


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Attorney General Mark Herring shares important tips for safe holiday shopping

Whether shopping at the mall, at a local small business, or online, 2014 holiday sales nationwide are forecast to reach approximately $616.9 billion dollars.


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Former Ocwen mortgage borrowers to begin receiving settlement payments

More than 2,300 Virginia borrowers who were harmed by the mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices of Ocwen Financial Corporation will begin receiving checks of approximately $1,150.


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Attorney General Mark Herring on Rolling Stone UVA article

Attorney General Mark Herring commented on today’s news regarding the Rolling Stone article on sexual assault at the University of Virginia.


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Herring announces $3.8 million settlement with Sirius XM Radio

Virginia customers of Sirius XM Radio may be eligible for restitution under a settlement to resolve claims that the satellite radio company engaged in misleading advertising, billing, and cancellation practices.


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Herring joins inaugural group of Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows on education policy

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has been named a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellowship.


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Mark Herring submits comments on EPA proposed Clean Power Rule

Attorney General Mark Herring has outlined to the EPA an evaluation approach that considers economic, health, and environmental benefits alongside implementation costs.


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APCo to provide rebates to customers, has approved profit reduced

The State Corporation Commission ruled that Appalachian Power had overearned during 2012 and 2013 and ordered $5.825 million in rebates to customers.


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UVA Board of Visitors adopts zero-tolerance approach on sexual assault

The UVA Board of Visitors adopted a zero-tolerance approach toward sexual assault. The resolution came during a special Board of Visitors meeting called in the wake of a Rolling Stone article that depicts the horrific rape of a student named Jackie at a fraternity party in 2012.


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Attorney General Mark Herring appoints new independent counsel in UVA sexual assault case

The firm of O’Melveny & Myers will serve as independent counsel to the UVA Board of Visitors regarding issues of sexual violence at the University of Virginia.


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Open letter to UVA alumni

By now, most of you have been made aware of an article in the Rolling Stone titled, “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.”


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Attorney General Mark Herring to replace counsel on sexual assault investigation

Attorney General Mark Herring announced Friday that a new independent counsel will be appointed to lead the investigation into UVA sexual assault policies.


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Rolling Stone looks at UVA: Misses on culture, but hits hard on silence

Working past the oversimplified paint-by-numbers portrait of the UVA culture in this week’s Rolling Stone, we eventually get to the dirty little secret that will rock the University to its core in the coming weeks, months and beyond: with regard to how administrators deal with sexual assaults on Grounds.


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UVA News: Statement of Rector George Keith Martin regarding Rolling Stone sexual assault piece

University of Virginia Rector George Keith Martin on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the recent story on sexual assaults at UVA.


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Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse holds first meeting

The Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse met Wednesday to recommend steps to address a growing epidemic of prescription opioid and heroin abuse in Virginia.


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Virginia leads multi-state defense of healthcare affordability assistance

Virginia today led 18 states defending the right of millions of Americans to access affordability tax credits when they purchase health insurance on a federally-facilitated exchange.


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ACLU of Virginia demands information on telephone analysis sharing network

The ACLU of Virginia on Friday released a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request it sent in response to allegations that the Hampton Roads Telephone Analysis Sharing Network may be sharing and storing data unconstitutionally.