Attorneys general file lawsuit preventing opioid addiction drug competition

Friday, September 23, 2016

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and 35 fellow attorneys general today filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, over allegations that the companies engaged in a “product hopping “scheme, where small changes were made to the product to block generic competitors and […]

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AG Mark Herring introduces new program to educate teens interacting with law enforcement

Monday, August 1, 2016

HAMPTON (August 1, 2016)-Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced the launch of “Give It, Get It: Trust and Respect between Teens and Law Enforcement,” a new program to help ensure safe, mutually respectful interactions between Virginia teens and law enforcement. The program will help educate teens on their rights and responsibilities when interacting with […]

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Public Safety/Patent Trolls topics of AG Mark Herring’s Roanoke visit

Friday, July 22, 2016

Public Safety/Patent Trolls topics of AG Mark Herring's Roanoke visit

Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum at Virginia Western Community College this morning featuring Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Herring said he is a pro-business attorney general. One of his topics strayed a bit from his safety initiatives and drifted into what are called “patent trolls” who prey on small businesses. Patent trolls […]

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Anthem/Cigna and Aetna/Humana mergers challenged by AG Mark Herring

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Anthem/Cigna and Aetna/Humana mergers challenged by AG Mark Herring

RICHMOND (July 21, 2016) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined a legal challenge against the proposed mergers of Anthem with Cigna and of Aetna with Humana as illegal, anti-consumer moves that would reduce competition, eliminate choices, stifle innovation, and drive up costs by allowing four of the largest health insurers in the nation to […]

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Sen. Warner, Kaine, AG Mark Herring on SCOTUS decision striking down abortion restrictions

Monday, June 27, 2016

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision today in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The Court found that certain restrictions imposed on abortion clinics by the state of Texas were medically unnecessary and created an unconstitutional burden on women. . Attorney General Herring joined an amicus brief on […]

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AG Herring elected chair of National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region

Friday, June 24, 2016

AG Herring elected chair of National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has been elected by his fellow attorneys general to serve as chair of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region, after two years of service as Southern Region vice-chair. The election was made official at the annual meeting of NAAG and is effective today, June 24, 2016. Attorney […]

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AG Herring and watchdog group encouraged by CFPB proposed payday & car title rules

Thursday, June 2, 2016

AG Herring and watchdog group encouraged by CFPB proposed payday & car title rules

According to the State Corporation Commission, in 2015, Virginia payday lenders made more than 350,000 loans totaling more than $137 million to more than 112,000 borrowers. The average borrower took out more than 3 loans per year at an average annual interest rate of 231%. Virginia car title lenders in 2015 made more than $161 […]

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AG Herring joins call to allow CDC Research into gun injuries/deaths

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

AG Herring joins call to allow CDC Research into gun injuries/deaths

RICHMOND (May 24, 2016) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined a multistate coalition urging Congress to immediately allow and support research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into the causes of gun related injuries and death and the best ways to prevent these tragedies. Attorney General Herring and thirteen of […]

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AG Mark Herring issues official opinion on LGBT discrimination

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

AG Mark Herring issues official opinion on LGBT discrimination

RICHMOND, Va. (May 10, 2016) – In an official opinion issued today, May 10, the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Mark Herring, has concluded that: To the extent that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is recognized by federal courts and agencies as impermissible sex discrimination under federal anti-discrimination laws, such […]

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Harward receives a writ of actual innocence from SCOVA

Thursday, April 7, 2016

~ Attorney General had filed a brief supporting Harward’s efforts to be declared innocent based on new DNA evidence that showed he was innocent and positively identified the actual perpetrator ~ RICHMOND (April 7, 2016)-Attorney General Mark R. Herring released the following statement on the Supreme Court of Virginia’s granting of Keith Allen Harward’s petition […]

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Virginia AG Herring joins 17 other states to combat climate change

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Virginia AG Herring joins 17 other states to combat climate change

Fossil fuel companies are committing fraud said Al Gore. The scientific community is clear that we have a change in climate.  In a New York press conference Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined attorneys general from across the nation to announce an unprecedented coalition of 17 top law enforcement officials to protect and […]

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Virginia Democrats call Cuccinelli nomination for SCOVA a cynical political maneuver

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Early today, the Virginian-Pilot reported that Republicans are considering failed gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli for appointment to the Supreme Court of Virginia. This is the latest chapter in a political disaster for Virginia Republicans who are throwing everything at the wall trying to keep a qualified and bipartisan female jurist off of the bench. During […]

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