Business

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 …


Business, Crime

Attorney General Frosh announces charges against Cricket Wireless and AT&T for deceptive marketing practices

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Monday that his Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against Cricket Wireless, LLC and AT&T, Inc. for violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act. Among other charges, Cricket and AT&T failed to inform consumers that the cell phones they purchased would no longer work when Cricket switched cell phone networks after …


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 …

Frosh reminds Marylanders that CARES Act stimulus payments cannot be seized by debt collectors

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week issued a reminder about stimulus payments being issued to Maryland residents as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. On April 29, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan issued Executive Order 20-04-29-03 prohibiting financial institutions from garnishing this financial assistance, except as related to child support. The CARES …