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Maryland attorney general takes action against Mitchell & Best Homebuilders

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 6:44pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced a lawsuit against Mitchell & Best Homebuilders LLC of Rockville and other entities for allegedly violating the Home Builder Registration Act, the Maryland Express and Implied Warranties Act and the Consumer Protection Act.

AG Frosh files complaint over Johnson & Johnson price policy

Taryn Phaneuf Mar. 23, 2016, 9:25am

BALTIMORE — By negotiating a price agreement with distributors, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh argues that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., violates state antitrust law, according to a civil complaint filed by the AG.

Maryland to receive $45 million payment from tobacco companies

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 12:20pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced the Office of the Attorney General cleared the final hurdle in a case against tobacco companies, allowing the state to recoup approximately $45 million.

Maryland seeks review of Virginia decision on pollutants that could affect Potomac

Mark Iandolo Feb. 18, 2016, 2:06pm

RICHMOND, Virginia (Legal Newsline) — In an appeal filed with the commonwealth of Virginia, the state of Maryland is calling for an official review of a recent Virginia Department of Environmental quality decision that approves a coal ash water discharge permit for Dominion Virginia Power.

Maryland retains law firms consortium to help case against petroleum manufacturers

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 1:45pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — A consortium of law firms will join the Maryland office of the attorney general in taking action against petroleum manufacturers that allegedly used a chemical additive that contaminated groundwater throughout Maryland, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced.

Visionworks to pay $100K to Maryland for losing servers with customers' personal information

Legal News Line Sep. 1, 2015, 1:20pm

Visionworks will pay the state of Maryland $100,000 to settle a lawsuit over alleged data breaches the company had in 2014, state Attorney General Brian Frosh said on Wednesday.

Maryland Attorney General's Office recovers $11.9M for residents in FY15

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 1:11pm

The State of Maryland reclaimed $11.9 million by the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division during Fiscal Year 2015, Attorney General Brian Frosh said on Thursday.

Health care company to pay $45 million to Maryland for allegedly botching health care exchange website

Shaun Zinck Jul. 29, 2015, 11:29am

A healthcare company will pay the state of Maryland $45 million to avoid legal action after it allegedly failed to build a proper health care exchange website for the state

Mortgage procurement companies to pay $45K for allegedly not having proper licenses

Shaun Zinck Jun. 27, 2015, 9:12am

Two mortgage loan procurement and credit consulting providers will pay $45,000 in restitution to settle a lawsuit with the state of Maryland that accused the companies of providing services without the proper license, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said this week.

HomeFix settles Do Not Call list allegations

Mark Payne Jan. 13, 2015, 9:45am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) - HomeFix Corporation will pay a settlement to the State of Maryland after it allegedly violated the Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call Registry, state Attorney General Brian Frosh announced on Friday. 

HomeFix to pay Md. settlement for violating Do Not Call Registry

Mark Payne Jan. 12, 2015, 12:14pm

HomeFix Corporation will pay a settlement to the state of Maryland after it allegedly violated the Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call Registry, Attorney General Brian Frosh announced on Friday.

Md. medical equipment supplier agrees to $1 million settlement

Mark Payne Dec. 18, 2014, 12:27pm

Americle Healthcare, Inc. has agreed to a $1 million settlement with the state of Maryland after it allegedly billed Medicaid for services it didn't provide, Attorney General Douglas Ganser announced on Dec. 11.

Verizon reaches $1.4M settlement over FiOS costs

Mark Payne Nov. 17, 2014, 10:08am

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Verizon reaches $1.375 million settlment with Maryland over FiOS pricing

Mark Payne Nov. 13, 2014, 11:17am

Verizon Communications Inc. has reached a $1.375 million settlement with the state of Maryland over alleged misrepresentation of actual costs for FiOS television, phone and Internet services, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced on Wednesday.

Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion in multi-state, federal settlement

Bryan Cohen Aug. 22, 2014, 2:45pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said Thursday a $16.65 billion multi-state and federal settlement has been reached with Bank of America and its two subsequent acquisitions to resolve allegations they unlawfully packaged securities containing toxic mortgages.

Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion in multi-state, federal settlement

Bryan Cohen Aug. 22, 2014, 1:29pm

Story CopyBALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced a $16.65 billion multi-state and federal settlement on Thursday with Bank of America and two subsequent acquisitions to resolve allegations they unlawfully packaged securities containing toxic mortgages.

Pfizer wins third case over subsidiary's asbestos-containing product

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 26, 2014, 2:59pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Pfizer was recently granted summary judgment in an asbestos lawsuit alleging it should be held liable as an apparent company for a product manufactured by its subsidiary Quigley Company, Inc.

Baltimore judge denies Angelos firm's attempt to consolidate asbestos claims

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 10, 2014, 3:19pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - A Baltimore judge has denied several requests to consolidate more than 13,000 asbestos cases in an effort to bring pending asbestos cases to trial and resolution.

Maryland AG reaches $15 million settlement with GSK

Bryan Cohen Dec. 18, 2013, 8:42pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced a $15 million settlement Tuesday with GlaxoSmithKline LLC to resolve allegations of improper prescription drug marketing.

Maryland AG reaches $340,000 settlement with periodontist

Bryan Cohen Nov. 22, 2013, 7:34pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced a $340,000 settlement Thursday with a Salisbury periodontist for allegedly billing the Medicaid program for services that were not rendered.