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Frosh joins suit seeking nationwide injunction against new visa rules for international students

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop a new federal rule that would bar international students from studying in the United States. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs …


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Harford County home builder ordered to pay more than $700,000 for violating consumer protection laws

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Tuesday that the state’s Consumer Protection Division issued a Final Order finding that Clark P. Turner and Clark Turner Homes, LLC, of Harford County, violated Maryland’s Consumer Protection Act, New Home Deposits Act, and Custom Home Protection Act. The Order requires Turner and Clark Turner Homes to pay more than $559,000 …


Attorney General Frosh asks Apple, Google to ensure that contact-tracing apps serve public health purpose

BALTIMORE, MD— Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week asked Google and Apple to ensure all contact tracing and exposure notification apps related to COVID-19 adequately protect consumers’ personal information. Joining a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general, Attorney General Frosh specifically asked Google and Apple to guarantee that such apps, when available to consumers, are affiliated with a public …

Attorney General Frosh announces $20 million settlement with Wells Fargo

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Tuesday that the Securities Division entered into a $20 million settlement with Wells Fargo & Company. The Consent Order resolves financial crisis-era claims that Wells Fargo misled investors in its issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). The $20 million settlement is the largest reached by a state for Wells Fargo’s financial-crisis …

Attorney General: Reopened dental practices may be violating Consumer Protection Act by charging for enhanced infection controls

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday alerted consumers to surcharges by some dental providers that could violate the Consumer Protection Act. Dentists may once again provide elective and non-urgent care if they comply with the Secretary of Health’s May 6, 2020 Order requiring enhanced infection controls, but some providers may be improperly imposing additional fees. “Consumers have …

Attorney General Frosh urges Congress to give state attorneys general authority to investigate unconstitutional policing

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general urging Congress to expand federal law to give state attorneys general clear statutory authority to investigate patterns or practices of unconstitutional policing. In a letter issued to Congressional leadership, the coalition is asking Congress to expand the law enforcement misconduct section of the Violent …

Attorney General Frosh urges Walmart to strengthen worker protections during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a coalition of 12 attorneys general in calling on Walmart to strengthen measures to protect the health and safety of their workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter sent to Walmart CEO Douglas McMillon, the coalition expresses concern over media reports and complaints by employees alleging inadequate safety measures …

Frosh joins motion to intervene in second lawsuit to defend America’s clean car standards

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a multistate coalition in filing a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to defend the nation’s Clean Car Standards against a challenge by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). The coalition seeks to counter any arguments that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) should …