Education, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Attorney General Frosh urges FCC to increase internet access during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh this week joined 30 attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission to fund internet connectivity and internet-enabled devices to K-12 students attending school remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, the FCC asked for comment on petitions urging the commission to temporarily waive some restrictions on its E-Rate program. Specifically, …


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Attorney General Frosh calls for cancellation of federal student loan debt

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a multistate coalition urging the adoption of U.S. House and Senate resolutions that call for the cancellation of up to $50,000 in federal student debt owed by every federal student loan borrower nationwide. In their letter to Congress, the attorneys general stress the relief needed for borrowers struggling with unmanageable …


Attorney General Frosh joins bipartisan coalition to continue fight against robocalls

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general fighting against robocalls by filing an amicus brief in Lindenbaum v. Realgy. In their brief, the states argue that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) robocall ban was enforceable from 2015 to 2020. “Consumers have had it with irritating and potentially dangerous robocalls,” …

Attorney General Frosh announces multi-state settlement with Healing Heroes Network

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, along with 10 other state states, on Tuesday announced a settlement with Florida-based veterans’ charity Healing Heroes Network, Inc. and its former directors, Stacey Spiegel, Allan Spiegel, and Neal Spiegel. Also part of the settlement is Hero Giveaways, LLC, a business formed by Stacey Spiegel and Neal Spiegel after Healing Heroes Network, Inc. …

Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force releases final report

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday released the final report of the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force. The report, Confronting the COVID-19 Access to Justice Crisis, is the culmination of six months of work by members of the task force and includes 59 significant legislative and policy recommendations to help Marylanders recover from the …

Attorney General Frosh announces $18 million settlement with RBS Financial Products

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced that the Securities Division has entered into an $18 million settlement with RBS Financial Products, Inc., a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland. The Consent Order resolves claims that RBS misled investors in its issuance and underwriting of financial crisis-era residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). “RBS issued and underwrote residential …

Attorney General Frosh warns consumers of unlicensed pop-up COVID-19 testing sites outside of local shopping centers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Office of the Attorney General is warning consumers of illegal, unlicensed pop-up COVID-19 testing sites operating in the Baltimore area. Individuals are setting up “Free COVID-19 Testing” tables at random locations, including outside shopping centers and retail stores, and along the sides of local roads. Officials say these testing sites are not authorized and the individuals operating …

Attorney General Frosh joins bipartisan lawsuit seeking to end Google’s search monopoly

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 other attorneys general in suing Google LLC for anti-competitive conduct in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The states allege that Google illegally maintains its monopoly power over general search engines and related advertising markets through a series of anti-competitive exclusionary contracts and …