Politics

Attorney General Frosh joins multi-state coalition fighting to halt immigration arrests at state courthouses

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general to halt federal immigration arrests of non-citizens without a judicial warrant or court order in and around state courthouses throughout the nation. In an amicus brief filed in “State of Washington v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; U.S. Customs …


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Attorney General Frosh joins multi-state brief defending women’s ‘abortion care’ rights

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a multi-state coalition in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in support of the plaintiffs in “Little Rock Family Planning Services v. Leslie Rutledge,” a lawsuit that seeks to protect a woman’s right to “abortion care.” The multi-state coalition supports the last surgical …


Attorney General Frosh joins multi-state coalition opposing federal efforts to revoke Temporary Protected Status for Haitian nationals

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday joined a group of 21 attorneys general in challenging the Trump administration’s effort to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals. If the administration is allowed to move forward, Haitian TPS holders in Maryland, other states, and the District of Columbia would lose their legal status, leaving them vulnerable to …

Attorney General Frosh joins comments defending rights of tipped workers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in submitting a comment letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) opposing its proposed rescission of protections for tipped workers. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to pay their employees the federal minimum wage. For decades, tipped workers have been protected …

Attorney General Frosh asks FTC to strengthen online protections for children

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and a bipartisan coalition of 25 state attorneys general this week submitted a comment letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking the agency to strengthen its rules prohibiting websites, mobile apps, and other digital marketing companies from collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 and using that information to …

Attorney General Frosh announces settlement with Event Ticket Sales LLC, Guinio Volpone

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that the Maryland Consumer Protection Division had settled charges against Nebraska-based Event Ticket Sales, LLC, an online event ticket reseller, and its owner, Guinio Volpone, for violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act and Maryland’s Interference With Internet Ticket Sales law. Charges against Event Ticket Sales and Volpone were initially …

Attorney General’s Home Builder Guaranty Fund pays out over $388,000 to Maryland home buyers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Monday that in FY 2019, the Home Builder Guaranty Fund (the Guaranty Fund), administered by the Consumer Protection Division, paid a total of $388,160.39 to claimants as reimbursement for losses resulting from acts or omissions by registered home builders related to new home construction. In addition, the registrations of five builders …

Attorney General Frosh joins brief in fight against transgender discrimination

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general fighting to support transgender rights in an antidiscrimination lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia. Gavin Grimm, a former student at Gloucester High School, sued the local school board in 2015, when he was still a student, for discrimination that banned him …