Tag: Attorney General Herring

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Mark Herring statement on marriage ruling

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Wednesday to issue a stay of its ruling affirming that Virginia’s marriage ban is unconstitutional. Unless the Supreme Court issues its own stay, which it has done in nearly identical pending cases, Virginia’s marriage ban will end on August 20.


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AG asks U.S. Supreme Court to review marriage equality case

As announced earlier this week, Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States asking the Court to review the district and appeals court’s decisions striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional.


Virginia reaches temporary agreement to allow safe, regulated operation of Uber and Lyft

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Wednesday that the Commonwealth of Virginia has reached an agreement with transportation network companies Uber and Lyft that will help ensure the safety of passengers, bring the companies into compliance with Virginia law, provide transparency into their operations, and promote a level playing field for transportation providers.


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Surprise move: Virginia AG to ask Supreme Court to review marriage equality case

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that he will file a petition on Friday for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States asking it to hear Virginia’s marriage equality case and definitively settle the constitutional issues for the Commonwealth and the rest of the country.


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Attorney General Mark Herring launches statewide youth education, crime prevention program

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced the statewide launch of the “Virginia Rules” program, Virginia’s state specific law-related education program to help middle and high school students make good decisions, avoid breaking laws, and become responsible, active citizens within their schools and communities.


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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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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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.


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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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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.


AG’s office announces convictions for Internet crimes against children

Greg Clabaugh, 61, of Floyd County, Virginia was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of probation, with an additional seven years in prison suspended, after he pled guilty today to two counts of reproduction of child pornography.


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LGBT advocates, tax professionals say state’s tax policy is discriminatory

Virginia’s policy of requiring married lesbian and gay couples to file their state income tax returns as “individuals” is not only burdensome and confusing, but also discriminatory toward married gay and lesbian couples while also hurting businesses.


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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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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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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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Judgment entered in same sex marriage case: State moves to expedite appeals process

Judge Arenda Wright Allen entered the judgment in Bostic v. Rainey, the case that resulted in Virginia’s same sex marriage law being declared unconstitutional earlier this month, clearing the way for the expected appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


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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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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.


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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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Chris Graham: Marriage equality now the law of the land?

Virginia is hardly the leader of the pack in the area of marriage equality, but maybe we can be an interesting bellwether. Just as the state’s votes for Barack Obama for president in 2008 and 2012 broke the Solid South politically, maybe today’s move by Attorney General Herring can ignite a wave of change in the South regarding the last remaining civil rights issue of our time.


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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.