Crime

Frosh sues unlicensed home improvement contractor who did work in Harford County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Thursday that the Consumer Protection Division had filed charges against home improvement contractor John Eberl for allegedly taking money from consumers for home improvement projects, but failing to provide the work or refund the money. The Division also alleged that Eberls’ offer and sale of the home improvement services without a …


Politics, Sci-Tech

Frosh joins lawsuit challenging Trump Administration’s rollback of Endangered Species Act regulations

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of18 attorneys general and the City of New York in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s rollback of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The attorneys general of Maryland, California, and Massachusetts lead the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The …


Frosh joins lawsuit challenging Trump Administration’s attempt to preempt California’s authority to maintain clean car standards

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to challenge the Trump Administration’s decision to preempt California’s greenhouse gas emissions and Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standards. These standards were authorized in 2013 by a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and …

Frosh files brief supporting Baltimore’s efforts to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday led a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief supporting Baltimore City in its lawsuit to hold fossil fuel companies accountable under state law for actions contributing to climate change. In their brief, the attorneys general argue that all levels of government have a shared interest in …

Frosh joins bipartisan coalition to ensure student loan servicers follow the law

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh last week joined a bipartisan coalition of 32 attorneys general from around the country in defending the state’s ability to enforce consumer protection laws against student loan servicers. In an amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the attorneys general argue that the case …

Department of Justice files employment discrimination lawsuit against Baltimore County Police Department

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it had filed an employment discrimination lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) against Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD). The lawsuit alleges that, since January 1, 2013, BCoPD has engaged in unintended employment discrimination against African American applicants for …

AG Frosh joins lawsuit opposing Trump administration’s rule allowing prolonged detention of children

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced he was joining a coalition of 20 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit opposing the Trump administration’s new rule allowing for the prolonged detention of immigrant children in U.S. custody. In the complaint before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the coalition argues that …

Maryland joins lawsuit against DHS ‘public charge’ rule

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday joined 12 other attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over changes to the “public charge” rule that they say targets immigrants and their families. Under the changes, if an immigrant who is legally in the country uses benefits to which he or …