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Refund checks issued to alarm company victims

Refund checks were issued to 20 Virginia consumers who were victims of allegedly deceptive door-to-door sales tactics by Trio Alarm, LLC.

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Herring praises federal investment in fight against heroin, opioid abuse

Attorney General Mark R. Herring praised the $1 billion the United States will invest in addressing the heroin and prescription opioid abuse epidemic.

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Herring launches new one-stop shop for heroin/opioid education, prevention

Attorney General Mark Herring relaunched HardestHitVA.com as a one-stop shop for materials on Virginia’s heroin and prescription drug abuse crisis.


Consumer protection settlement reached with Donorworx

The state has reached a settlement with Donorworx, Inc., a professional fundraiser, to resolve alleged violations of the Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law.

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Attorney general defends ban on display of nooses for intimidation

The AG office defended a statute that bans “displaying [a] noose on property of another or a highway or other public place with intent to intimidate.”

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Attorney general completes reorganization, expansion of consumer protection operation

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced the completion of an expansion and reorganization of his Consumer Protection Section.

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Herring concluding series of regional trainings on fair, impartial policing

Attorney General Mark R. Herring kicked off the fifth and final in a series of regional trainings on implicit bias.


Mark Herring, Muriel Bowser to push voter registration

Attorney General Mark Herring and Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser will campaign for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in Charlottesville and Woodbridge on Saturday.

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Herring, Verizon Wireless team up to protect victims of domestic violence

In 2015, 97 Virginians lost their lives at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. This is a 13 percent decrease from 2014.


Herring accuse Suboxone manufacturer of conspiring to keep monopoly profits

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and 35 fellow attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone.

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Herring launches new effort to prevent heroin, opioid abuse

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that he is launching a coordinated effort this fall to prevent overdose deaths.


Herring joins $100 million settlement with Barclays: LIBOR

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that Virginia is part of a $100 million settlement with Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc.

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Herring launches program to improve relations between youth, police

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the launch of a new program to help ensure safe, mutually respectful interactions between Virginia teens and law enforcement.


Herring joins challenge of anti-competitive health insurance mergers

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined a legal challenge against the proposed mergers of Anthem with Cigna and of Aetna with Humana.

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Herring, Homeland Security team up to combat human trafficking in Virginia

A new state-federal partnership that will provide Virginia law enforcement agencies with additional resources and training to combat human trafficking.


Herring announces settlement with Volkswagen over emissions fraud

The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive more than $100 million and qualified Virginia VW owners will receive tens of millions more in direct compensation.

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DVDs of “Heroin: The Hardest Hit” now available

DVDs of “Heroin: The Hardest Hit,” an award-winning documentary on the impact of heroin and prescription drugs, are now available.

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AG Mark Herring comments on proposed rules to curb predatory lending

Attorney General Mark R. Herring comments on proposed rules from the CFPB to protect consumers from predatory lending.

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McAuliffe statement on brief filed by AG on rights restoration

Gov. McAuliffe released a statement after Attorney General Mark Herring filed a brief with the Virginia Supreme Court in the voting rights case.

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AG Herring urges Congress to address gun violence

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined a coalition urging Congress to immediately allow and support research by the CDC into gun violence.


Anti-human trafficking campaign honored at Virginia PRSA Awards

Attorney General Mark Herring’s initiative to combat human trafficking was recognized with the prestigious Commonwealth Award for Public Service.


Virginia legal community raises more than 1.5 million pounds of food for those in need

The Virginia legal community has joined together to collect food for Virginia’s hungry during the 10th Annual Legal Food Frenzy.

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Equality Virginia applauds AG opinion on discrimination

The Virginia Human Rights Act uniquely makes all violations of federal civil rights law a concurrent violation of state law.

Cuccinelli out: Former AG rules out 2017 Virginia governor run

Ken Cuccinelli said Saturday that he will not run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2017.

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Herring recognized for efforts to combat heroin, opioid abuse

Attorney General Mark R. Herring was recognized by the McShin Foundation for his efforts to combat heroin and prescription opioid abuse in Virginia.

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AG Mark Herring comments on McAuliffe restoration of rights action

Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement on Gov. McAuliffe’s action to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 Virginians.

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Herring calls for federal rule change to close prescription monitoring loophole

Mark Herring is calling on the federal government to close a loophole that keeps methadone clinics from reporting their dispensing data.

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GOP leader requests AG opinion on lethal injections

House Majority Whip Jackson H. Miller requested an official opinion from Attorney General Mark Herring on legal questions on lethal injections.

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Herring files brief to free wrongly convicted man

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued a statement on the case of Keith Allen Harward, who has been in prison for a 1982 rape and murder in Newport News.


Lethality Assessment Protocol in place in 11 Virginia localities

Eleven law enforcement agencies in Virginia will implement or expand their use of Lethality Assessment Protocol.


Climate change poses a risk to people with asthma

The Virginia Asthma Coalition, whose mission is to reduce the morbidity and mortality due to asthma, applauds A.G. Herring for taking action on climate change.

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Herring settles suit against two sham charities

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has reached a settlement that will dissolve two nationwide sham cancer charities.

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Herring joins coalition to curb climate change

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined attorneys general from across the nation to announce an effort combating climate change.

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Herring concludes third annual statewide public safety tour

Attorney General Mark Herring wrapped up his public safety tour today with a four mile run with recruits at the Richmond Police Department Training Academy.

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Herring praises Senate passage of heroin, prescription drug bill

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement praising the Senate’s passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.


General Assembly fails to hold heroin dealers, traffickers accountable

The General Assembly will fail to pass a needed law to hold heroin dealers and traffickers and other drug dealers accountable when their deadly drugs result in a fatal overdose.

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Mark Herring honored for creation of nation’s first AG’s Animal Law Unit

Attorney General Mark Herring was honored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund for the creation of the nation’s first Attorney General’s Animal Law Unit.


Free legal clinics for veterans begin next week

Attorney General Mark R. Herring will hold the first ever pro bono Veterans Legal Services Clinics to provide estate planning services to low-income veterans.

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Herring signs on to amicus brief backing women’s access to birth control

Virginia has joined in a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to protect women’s access to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


Herring announces settlement with MoneyGram

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a settlement with Dallas-based MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. resolving a multistate investigation.


Testing to begin on sexual assault evidence kits

Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that his office is moving forward with plans to test more than 2,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits.

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Herring addresses opiod abuse before Senate Special Committee on Aging

Attorney General Mark Herring testified on the heroin and prescription drug addiction epidemic, in particular its potential to impact older Virginians.

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Herring launches effort to combat patent trolls in Virginia

Attorney General Mark Herring announced a new emphasis on supporting Virginia businesses by combating patent trolling in Virginia.

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Herring announces record settlement of mortgage-backed bank securities case

Virginia has recovered more than $63 million from 11 banks to settle allegations that the banks misled VRS through the sale of misrepresented securities.

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Herring takes part in regional AG meeting on gun violence

Attorney General Mark Herring joined in a first-of-its-kind regional meeting to discuss opportunities for collaboration to prevent and reduce gun violence.

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Virginia Democrats respond to Obama executive actions on guns

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and other Virginia Democratic Party leaders responded positively to the executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence announced today by President Obama.


Herring reminds consumers of deadline for mobile cramming settlement

Attorney General Mark Herring issued a reminder to consumers about a deadline to file for compensation in a $158 million settlement with Sprint and Verizon.

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Herring, Virginia State Police complete audit and update of concealed handgun permit recognition

The Virginia State Police has completed an audit of the 30 states whose concealed handgun permits have been considered valid within the Commonwealth.


Herring announces settlement valued at $4 million with online lender

Attorney General Mark Herring has reached a settlement with MoneyKey, Inc., an online consumer lender, for alleged violations of the state’s consumer finance statutes.

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Herring launches online component of anti-human trafficking campaign

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced the addition of a data-driven online component to the statewide anti-human trafficking campaign.