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Attorneys general call on Amazon, Whole Foods to provide paid leave to employees during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a group of 15 attorneys general in calling on Amazon and Whole Foods to provide paid sick and family leave to their employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In a letter sent to the companies, the attorneys general ask them to provide paid sick and family leave as required …


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Consumer Alert: Per Governor’s order, Md. registered vehicles cannot be towed for expired registrations

BALTIMORE, MD—On Wednesday, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh reminded residents that, in an effort to control and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency in Maryland on March 5, 2020. This declaration affected the operations of many state agencies, including the Motor Vehicle Administration. On March 12, 2020, Governor Hogan ordered that …


Maryland Secretary of State, Attorney General warn of possible COVID-19 charity scams

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Federal Trade Commission has reported that scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the coronavirus, including through the sale of counterfeit products and the solicitation of money and personal information. When charities request donations in response to the coronavirus, Marylanders may feel duty-bound to donate in an effort to help their neighbors. Maryland’s Secretary of State John C. …

Frosh warns Marylanders of coronavirus scams

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is warning Maryland residents to be on guard against scams involving the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). Scammers are setting up websites to sell bogus health products that claim to prevent or cure COVID-19, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts about COVID-19 as a ruse to steal money and personal information. …

Frosh joins lawsuit challenging border wall funding

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s diversion of  $3.8 billion for the construction of the border wall. In the lawsuit, the coalition argues that the court should again rule that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) diversion of already-allocated funds to the construction …

Baltimore man convicted in connection with carjacking ring that operated in Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday announced the conviction of a Baltimore man on charges connected to a violent carjacking ring. Justin Scroggings, 25, of Baltimore, was part of a ring that operated in multiple counties in Maryland. Following a bench trial, Scroggings was found guilty of common law conspiracy, participating in a theft scheme of over …

AG Frosh seeks loan discharge for students of closed Dream Center schools

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a bipartisan coalition of 26 attorneys general in renewing their request that U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos use her authority to discharge the federal student loans of all students who were enrolled in now-closed schools operated by Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC. Dream Center enrolled Marylanders in online …

AG Frosh joins lawsuit against Trump Administration over Affordable Care Act abortion coverage

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday joined a coalition of seven states in suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its reinterpretation of Section 1303 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On December 27, 2019, HHS issued a final rule requiring qualified health plans participating in the state exchanges to separately bill for the …