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Attorney General Brown announces multistate settlement with Inmediata for health care data breach impacting 1.5 million consumers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Wednesday announced that the State, along with 32 other Attorneys General, has reached a settlement with health care clearinghouse Inmediata for a coding issue that exposed the protected health information (“PHI”) of approximately 1.5 million consumers, including 16,423 in Maryland, for almost three years. Under the settlement, Inmediata has agreed to overhaul …


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Attorney General Brown announces $49.5 million multistate settlement with Blackbaud for 2020 data breach that impacted 290 Maryland nonprofits

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced that the State has reached a multistate settlement with Blackbaud, Inc., a software company, to resolve allegations that Blackbaud failed to protect consumers’ personal information when it experienced a data breach in 2020 that impacted thousands of nonprofit organizations nationwide, including 290 nonprofits in Maryland. Under the settlement, Blackbaud has …


Attorney General Brown charges Harford County home builder with violating laws protecting home buyers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown announced this week that the Consumer Protection Division’s Home Builder Registration Unit filed charges against Korey Homes Building Group, LLC, and its principals, Kenneth W. Smith and his son, Korey Wayne Smith, for failing to comply with the Consumer Protection Act, New Home Deposits Act, Custom Home Protection Act, and Home Builder Registration …

AT&T, Cricket violated Consumer Protection Act in sales of cellphones during merger; finding upheld by Appellate Court of Maryland

BALITMORE, MD—The Appellate Court of Maryland has upheld a Final Order issued by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division finding that AT&T and Cricket Wireless engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices, in violation of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act, when they sold Cricket cellphones that they knew would stop working after Cricket and AT&T entered into a corporate merger …

Attorney General Brown announces settlement with CarMax over its alleged failure to disclose vehicles’ open recalls

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has announced that the Consumer Protection Division has reached a settlement with CarMax, Inc. over its alleged failure to disclose open safety recalls on the used vehicles it offered and sold. The CPD alleged that CarMax’s failure to disclose the recall status was an unfair and deceptive trade practice in violation of the …

Attorney General Frosh announces Final Order against unlicensed Middle River home improvement contractor

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Maryland Attorney Brian E. Frosh has announced that the Consumer Protection Division has entered a Final Order against Patrick Michael Savage, who did business as Extreme Backyard’s, resolving charges that Savage violated the Consumer Protection Act when he took deposits from consumers for home improvement services, failed to provide the services, and refused to refund consumers’ money. The …

Attorney General Frosh announces settlement with Westminster Management LLC, 25 property owners resolving charges related to rental practices

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday announced that his Consumer Protection Division has reached a settlement with Westminster Management, LLC, a New Jersey-based corporation, and the 25 companies that own or owned 17 residential communities managed by Westminster Management in Maryland. The settlement addresses charges that Westminster and the property owners violated the Consumer Protection Act by …

U.S. Department of Education to forgive $3.9 billion in student debt for former ITT Tech students

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that the U.S. Department of Education will forgive or refund $3.9 billion in debt for 208,000 former ITT Technical Institute (ITT Tech) students across the country. The announcement follows the urging of Attorney General Frosh, as part of a multistate coalition, to cancel the federal student loan debt of many …