Tag: Mark Herring

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Attorney General Herring launches holiday scam awareness effort

Attorney General Herring launched “12 Days of Holiday Scams,” a public awareness effort to arm Virginians with tips to avoid common holiday scams.


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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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ACLU urges Attorney General Mark Herring to oppose policing for profit

The ACLU has called on Attorney General Mark Herring to change his stance on law enforcement’s ability to seize property without a criminal conviction.


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Documentary to raise awareness of heroin, prescription drug epidemic

Attorney General Mark R. Herring is premiering Heroin: The Hardest Hit, a powerful documentary about the danger of heroin and prescription drugs and their impact on Virginia families and communities.


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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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Virginia students to receive $2.29 million in loan forgiveness through settlement with Education Management Corporation

For-profit education company Education Management Corporation (EDMC) will significantly reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgive more than $2.29 million in loans for approximately 2,000 former students in Virginia through an agreement with Attorney General Mark R. Herring and a group of state attorneys general.


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Virginia Conservation Network: Attorney General Mark Herring puts Virginians first by supporting the Clean Power Plan

The Virginia Conservation Network issued a statement regarding the announcement from Attorney General Mark Herring today that Virginia will join a coalition of other states and municipalities in taking legal action to support the Clean Power Plan.


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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.


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Mark Herring announces $2 million settlement with medical waste disposal company

Attorney General Mark Herring announced Virginia’s participation in a $26.75 million settlement with Stericycle Inc., an Illinois-based medical waste disposal company, stemming from allegations that the company overcharged government entities by millions of dollars and violated the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and the false claims laws of 11 other states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government.


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Herring announces $4 million settlement with UPS for overcharging government entities

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a $4 million settlement with United Parcel Service (UPS), the world’s largest package delivery company, stemming from allegations that its employees violated the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and the false claims laws of 13 other states, and the cities of New York City, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.


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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.


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Herring reports progress, continuing crisis at one-year mark of heroin, prescription drug abuse prevention plan

As part of his continuing efforts to address a troubling rise in heroin and prescription drug overdose fatalities in the Commonwealth, Attorney General Mark Herring reported in on milestones in the first year of his Five Point Plan to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse.


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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.


Top Virginia Democrats line up behind Hillary Clinton presidential campaign

The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign announced on Monday the launch of its Hillary for Virginia Leadership Council – a group of over 30 of the top Virginia elected officials, community, coalition and grassroots leaders who will help build a grassroots-driven volunteer team in advance of the Virginia Democratic presidential primary on March 1.


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Ed Gillespie confirms plans to run for governor in 2017

Ed Gillespie confirmed in an email to The Washington Post on Friday that he plans to run for governor in 2017.


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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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Attorney General Mark Herring urges passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015

Attorney General Mark R. Herring, along with the attorneys general of 36 states plus the District of Columbia, has written to leaders in the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees urging passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (S. 524/HR 953).


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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.