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Virginia: Internet lender to pay $264,000 after violating state's Consumer Protection Act

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Oct. 25 that Investment Evolution Corporation, doing business as Mr. Amazing Loans (Mr. Amazing Loans), will pay $264,000 in restitution after allegations of violating the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA).

Virginia AG settles with pawnbrokers over alleged excessive fees

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said his office has settled with Pawnking LLC and All Star Pawn & Gold LLC, two affiliated Fredericksburg-area pawnbrokers, for more than $70,000 over alleged violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

5,000 Virginia consumers who attended Corinthian Colleges schools could be eligible for loan forgiveness

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Dec. 6 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 - could receive loan forgiveness.

Alpha Natural Resources to provide $12 million for Twin Star Mine cleanup

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has announced Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has committed to pay $12 million to help clean up the former Twin Star Mine in Buchanan County.

Va. attorney general comments on Supreme Court's rejection of Chesapeake Bay cleanup case

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office announced that the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear an appeal of the American Farm Bureau vs. EPA case, which sought to end work to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

Companies allegedly targeted vets with illegal debt collection practices

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper joined Virginia's attorney general and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday in seeking financial relief from several companies that allegedly used illegal practices to collect debts from U.S. military personnel.

Va. sues manufacturer of highway guardrails

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring sued Trinity Industries and Trinity Highway Products, LLC., on Thursday after the Texas-based company sold allegedly improperly tested and dangerous highway guardrails to the state.

Homeowners to receive settlement from Ocwen Financial

Virginia residents affected by the mortgage servicing and foreclosure practicies of Ocwen Financial Corporation could begin receiving reimbursement checks as early as this week as part of a national settlement, Attorney General Mark Herring announced on Friday.

Virginia power company to give refunds to customers

Virginia's State Corporation Commission (SCC) ruled that a power company earned too much profit and must refund customers $5.825 million over the next six months, Attorney General Mark Herring said on Wednesday.

Va. joins multi-state effort to keep Obamacare tax credit

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring led a multi-state inititiative on Monday that is trying to ensure that low- to moderate-income U.S. citizens receive promised tax credits when purchasing federally mandated insurance plans.

Va. AG sues 13 banks on charges of mortgage fraud

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring filed a lawsuit against 13 banks seeking $1.15 billion in damages on accusations the banks fraudulently misled the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) during a sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to the state retirement fund.

Virginia AG reaches agreement with Uber and Lyft

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