U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s bill allows victims of Wells Fargo’s fraud to seek their day in court

Friday, December 2, 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's bill allows victims of Wells Fargo’s fraud to seek their day in court

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced legislation to give Wells Fargo customers who were victims of a fraudulent account scheme their day in court. The bank was involved in a scandal this year after it was revealed that Wells Fargo employees secretly opened roughly 1.5 million bank […]

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Suspension of driver’s license for inability to pay court fines unconstitutional

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nov. 14 The Department of Justice has now filed a brief and assigned attorneys in support of repealing the practice of suspending Virginia drivers licenses when a person is unable to pay court fines and fees. WASHINGTON Nov. 8 – The Justice Department filed a statement of interest today in the U.S. District Court for […]

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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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SCOVA vindicates state senators on contempt charges

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SCOVA vindicates state senators on contempt charges

Contempt charges against six of seven Virginia state senators were dropped in a unanimous opinion by the Virginia Supreme Court in Edwards v. Vesilind regarding a discovery dispute and the scope of legislative privilege. The redistricting in 2011 was the subject of the lawsuit backed by OneVirginia2021 that focused on the Virginia Constitution’s requirement of […]

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Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Governor Terry McAuliffe on the Virginia Supreme Court’s denied a motion by Virginia Republicans attempting to prevent him from restoring the rights of Virginians who have served their time according to the process that he announced on August 22nd: I am pleased that the Supreme Court has dismissed the case Republicans filed in their latest […]

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on voting rights, healthcare and educating the workforce

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on voting rights, healthcare and educating the workforce

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and 2017 gubernatorial candidate made a sweep thru Roanoke Sunday first attending the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge in Southeast. MCC has held vigils for the 49 victims of the Orlando Florida shooting at the Pulse, a gay nightclub. Following a fundraiser Northam was keynote speaker at the Third […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes Legislation wasteful nuisance suits

Friday, May 20, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Sen. Mark Obenshain’s Senate Bill 543, which would have required an award of attorneys’ fees and other costs when a plaintiff wins or settles an inverse condemnation suit for “damaging” property, even when such damage is de minimis. The Governor originally amended the legislation to cap such damages in order to protect […]

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Sen. Edwards and five other state senators in contempt of court

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sen. Edwards and five other state senators in contempt of court

According to Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021 this morning in Richmond Circuit Court Judge Marchant ruled that six and possibly seven state senators were in contempt of court for not turning over documents related to their role in the 2011 redistricting. (See Sen. John Edwards response below regarding the issue being “Legislative privilege.”) The […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders lawsuit – see link to complaint

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders lawsuit - see link to complaint

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Friday filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Democratic National Committee over a breach of contract. A separate legal document, a motion for injunctive relief, will be filed later this evening. To see the complaint, click here. Here’s the […]

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Consumer Settlement with Amgen yields $1.5 million for Virginia

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Consumer Settlement with Amgen yields $1.5 million for Virginia

RICHMOND (August 18, 2015) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he, along with the Attorneys General of 47 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a $71 million settlement with Amgen Inc. to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its medications Aranesp and Enbrel. As part of the settlement, […]

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Virginia can move ahead with replacing existing license plates with the confederate flag

Thursday, August 6, 2015

From Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring: Late this afternoon, Judge Jackson Kiser entered his order officially granting Attorney General Herring’s motion to vacate the order and dissolve the injunction that had forced Virginia to put the Confederate battle flag on certain specialty license plates. Those documents are available here: Order Memorandum opinion Because the injunction […]

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DPVA and two Democrats file lawsuit to strike voter photo ID

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Richmond, VA – Today, two Democratic activists, Barbara H. Lee and Gonzalo J. Aida Brescia, and the Democratic Party of Virginia filed suit against the State Board of Elections and the Department of Elections to protect Virginians’ right to vote.    The suit, which was filed in federal court in Richmond, seeks to strike down […]

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