Corinthian Colleges’ students can now apply for debt forgiveness

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that more than 5,000 Virginia students formerly enrolled in schools operated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.-including Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, Heald College, and Wyotech-may be eligible for loan forgiveness following a finding by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) that Corinthian College and its subsidiaries published misleading […]

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Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Monday, November 21, 2016

Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency. State Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine’s declaration that the opioid addiction crisis is a Public Health Emergency is an important and appropriate step in the ongoing campaign to combat […]

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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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Va. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Trump’s lewd remarks – Hillary’s ad, Trump’s Va. Chair “no problem” VIDEO caution

Friday, October 7, 2016

Va. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Trump's lewd remarks - Hillary's ad, Trump's Va. Chair

“As a husband and a father, I am appalled when women are disparaged, disrespected, or objectified. Once again, Donald Trump has shown us who he really is and that he is unfit to be President of the United States,” said Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Former Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling in a tweet said, “Trump’s comments are […]

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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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Kaine, Warner, Va. AG Herring, Griffith, Clinton on SCOTUS ruling on Obama’s executive order deferring deportations

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A lower court previously blocked the Obama Administration’s expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the creation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) initiative. Because the Court’s justices tied 4-4, the lower court’s ruling remains in effect. Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement today on the […]

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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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