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Frosh announces $17.5 million multi-state settlement with Home Depot over data breach

BALTIMORE MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced a multi-state settlement with the Georgia-based retailer The Home Depot stemming from its 2014 data breach, which exposed the payment card information of approximately 40 million consumers nationwide. Through the $17.5 million-dollar settlement, The Home Depot has reached a resolution with 46 states and the District of Columbia. The Home …


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Early voting begins in Maryland, Health Ambassadors deployed to polling places

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Early voting in the 2020 general election began on Monday, October 26, and residents are encouraged to vote early and at off-peak times to avoid long lines. Baltimore County residents can now cast their votes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through November 2 at eleven early voting sites. Citizens can make a plan to vote and find their …


Governor Hogan, Attorney General Frosh announce $11.7 million to provide legal services to residents facing eviction, homelessness

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that $11.7 million in general funds will be directed to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to provide legal services to families facing eviction and other housing security issues. As many national and local studies establish, counsel in eviction cases often means the difference between families staying …

Rosedale man, 18 others indicted on gang-related drug charges

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland State Police Colonel Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones, III on Thursday announced the indictments of 19 defendants for multiple charges, including participation in a criminal gang and conspiracy to distribute narcotics, as well as multiple drug kingpin, possession of a large volume of narcotics, and firearms-related counts. The investigation was led by …

Attorney General Frosh announces $39.5 million settlement following 2014 Anthem data breach

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced a multi-state settlement with health insurance provider Anthem, Inc. stemming from its massive 2014 data breach that involved the personal information of 78.8 million Americans. Through the $39.5 million settlement, Anthem has agreed to a series of data security and good governance provisions designed to strengthen its practices going forward. …

Attorney General Frosh leads effort to charge precious metals dealers in $185 million scheme targeting retirement-age investors

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced that his Securities Division has collaborated with the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and 29 other states in filing a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging related companies Metals.com and Barrick Capital, Inc. solicited $185 million from retirement-age investors, including at least $3 million …

Attorney General announces $60 million multi-state settlement with C.R. Bard, Inc.

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday announced a settlement by 48 states and the District of Columbia with C.R. Bard, Inc. and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company requiring payment of $60 million for the deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. Surgical mesh is a synthetic knitted or woven fabric that is permanently implanted in …

AG Frosh: Rosedale man among 15 indicted on drug distribution, sex trafficking

ROSEDALE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced the indictments of 15 members of a gang, including a Rosedale man, on multiple charges including participation in a gang, possession with intent to distribute heroin/fentanyl, cocaine, and MDMA, distribution of controlled dangerous substances, and CDS possession and conspiracy in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. The leaders …