Attorney General Brown announces $700 million multistate settlement against Johnson and Johnson

BALTIMORE, MD—A coalition of 42 attorneys general has announced a $700 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson over its marketing of the Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. The attorneys general allege (PDF) that Johnson & Johnson misled consumers about the safety of the talc-based products, which have been linked to ovarian cancer. The company has agreed to […]

Attorney General Brown announces settlement with wireless carriers over allegations of undisclosed terms in offers

BALTIMORE, MD—Some of the nation’s largest wireless carriers have agreed to settle with attorneys general over allegations they failed to disclose all the material terms of their offers. The settlement, announced this week by the office of Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown, resolves claims against AT&T Mobility, Cricket Wireless, T-Mobile USA, Cellco Partnership, and TracFone Wireless. The wireless carriers agreed […]

Maryland announces settlement with Royal Caribbean over cancelled Jazz cruises

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced that his Consumer Protection Division has entered into a settlement resolving an investigation into Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., d/b/a Royal Caribbean International, regarding 2021 and 2022 Capital Jazz “SuperCruise” sailings. Tickets for the cruises were sold by a Maryland-based company, Capital Jazz, Inc., but the cruises were cancelled during the […]

Baltimore joins settlement with Walmart opioid suits

BALTIMORE, MD—The city of Baltimore has signed onto a $7.2 million statewide settlement with Walmart over its role in the opioid crisis that has devastated communities across the country, Mayor Brandon Scott announced Thursday. The settlement is the result of a lawsuit filed by the city in 2018 against several manufacturers and distributors who allegedly downplayed the risk of opioid […]

Maryland joins in $10 million settlement with Robinhood for failing investors

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown’s Securities Division has announced that it has joined a multistate settlement with Robinhood Financial LLC, which will pay up to $10.2 million in penalties for operational and technical failures that harmed Main Street investors. The settlement stems from an investigation regarding Robinhood’s failures concerning the retail market. The investigation was spearheaded by state […]

Attorney General Brown announces $700 million settlement with Google over Play Store misconduct

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown and a bipartisan group of 52 other Attorneys General have announced a $700 million agreement with Google in their lawsuit regarding Google’s anticompetitive conduct with the Google Play Store. “Consumers are harmed when they are unable to make choices based on what is available in the marketplace,” said Attorney General Brown. “Limiting options […]

Maryland Environment Secretary McIlwain, Attorney General Brown announce settlement of lawsuit over wastewater treatment facilities

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Environment Secretary Serena McIlwain and Attorney General Anthony G. Brown have announced the settlement of a lawsuit against Baltimore City to address unauthorized discharges of pollution from the state’s two largest sewage treatment plants. The settlement (PDF) includes an enforceable timeline for corrective actions at the city’s Back River and Patapsco wastewater treatment plants. It also includes a […]