Virginia AG Mark Herring argues nation’s first hearing against immigration ban

Friday, February 10, 2017

ALEXANDRIA (February 10, 2017) – Today Attorney General Mark R. Herring and his team made the nation’s first arguments in federal district court on why President Donald Trump’s immigration ban should be stopped with a preliminary injunction. Attorney General Herring made the case that President Trump’s ban on entry of lawful permanent residents and visa […]

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Anthem/Cigna merger blocked following blockage of Aetna/Humana merger

Thursday, February 9, 2017

RICHMOND (February 9, 2017) – Shortly after Attorney General Mark Herring and state and federal partners successfully blocked the anti-competitive proposed merger of Aetna and Humana, Attorney General Herring today announced that Virginia has helped successfully block the $54 billion proposed merger of Cigna and Anthem after a judge found that the merger would be […]

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Kaine votes against Sen. Jeff Sessions but moves out of committee

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General on a party-line vote. “I was a civil rights lawyer for 17 years and know that one of the most important roles of the Justice Department is to protect civil rights. This […]

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AG Mark Herring pens letter asking for additional information on Virginia detentions

Sunday, January 29, 2017

AG Mark Herring pens letter asking for additional information on Virginia detentions

RICHMOND (January 29, 2017)–Attorney General Mark R. Herring has formally requested additional information from the federal government on any detentions in Virginia resulting from President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration, including any individuals with lawful permanent resident status or validly issued work or student visas. Attorney General Herring has also requested information about whether U.S. […]

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Sen. Mark Warner opposes nominee for Attorney General

Thursday, January 26, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today released the below statement in opposition to confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: “I respect Sen. Sessions’ service to Alabama and to the nation, but I cannot support his nomination to serve as U.S. Attorney General. “Sen. Sessions’ opposition to bipartisan, commonsense policies relating to voting […]

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AG Mark Herring announces availability of 80,000 drug deactivation kits

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

AG Mark Herring announces availability of 80,000 drug deactivation kits

At the Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke today Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that as part of his comprehensive strategy to address the heroin and prescription opioid crisis he has secured the donation of 80,000 drug deactivation kits capable of safely disposing of 3.6 million leftover prescription pills in Virginia. The biodegradable Deterra drug disposal kits […]

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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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