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Consumer claims he received unsolicited texts from Humane Society of the United States

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Humane Society of the United States is alleged to have sent text messages to a San Francisco consumer without his permission.

Nordstrom alleges Maryland woman's return fraud scheme cost it more than $600,000

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

GREENBELT, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A retailer alleges a Maryland woman utilized return fraud schemes for financial gain and cost it hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Maryland seeks judicial review of EPA's denial to impose stricter controls of nitrogen oxides

By Marian Johns | Oct 24, 2018

BALTIMORE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent denial of Maryland's petition asking the agency to impose additional controls on upwind emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) has resulted in the state seeking judicial review.

Maryland court upholds $7.2 million award to couple over husband's mesothelioma diagnosis

By Charmaine Little | Oct 4, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland appellate court has upheld a $7.2 million award to a couple in an asbestos injury case.

Dept. of Justice objects to appointment of asbestos trust fund protector, calls for greater scrutiny

By John Sammon | Sep 27, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline) – Officials of the U.S. Dept. of Justice on Sept. 26 objected to the appointment of Lawrence Fitzpatrick as a “future claim representative” (FCR) trustee to protect trust funding designed to help pay damages for future victims of asbestos exposure----stating the New Jersey-based attorney had potential conflicts of interest from relationships with plaintiff attorneys in asbestos litigation.

Newspapers fight Md. law on political ads; Attorney said lawmakers 'didn't care' about free speech concerns

By Carrie Salls | Sep 21, 2018

Newspapers like the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun filed a lawsuit Aug. 17 against the members of the Maryland State Board of Elections and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, challenging a new state law that imposes strict guidelines on publishers that publish political advertisements.

Maryland Consumer Protection Division accuses pharmaceutical manufacturer of inducing prescribers

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against a pharmaceutical manufacturer for allegedly distributing opioids to "off label" patients and inducing prescribers with monetary incentives.

Maryland heating oil delivery company files defamation suit against TV station, reporter

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

MARLBORO, Md. (Legal Newsline) – An Upper Marlboro, Maryland home heating oil delivery business alleges the WTTG Fox 5 DC television station published false reports about it in stories regarding a mistaken heating oil delivery.

EEOC: Cracker Barrel refused to hire qualified deaf applicant as dishwasher

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

BALTIMORE — The federal government is suing Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, alleging the company refused to hire a qualified deaf applicant for a dishwasher position, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Baltimore Sun seeks access to sealed records in one of 'biggest police corruption scandals' in city's history

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 28, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The Baltimore Sun filed a memorandum of points and authorities in support of its application to access certain sealed court documents regarding a police task force in the Maryland city.

Attorneys general coalition to challenge revision of offshore drilling regulations

By Marian Johns | Aug 17, 2018

BALTIMORE — The federal Bureau of Safety Sulfur Operations' (BSEE) plans to revise offshore drilling regulations is being challenged by a 10-state coalition of attorneys general.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, others alleged to have conspired to inflate advertising prices

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 10, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – An Arkansas law firm alleges television broadcasting companies conspired to fix advertising prices.

Maryland court denies request to remand permit issued to Upper Potomac River Commission

By Davion Smith | Aug 10, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A state-owned wastewater treatment facility in Westernport, Md., now has continued authorization to dump effluent into the North Branch Potomac River, despite concerns from a group that the practice is significantly affecting the river's water quality.

Man's lower IQ caused by lead paint exposure as kid, Maryland high court rules

By Sandra Lane | Aug 10, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Judges in the Maryland Court of Appeals on July 31 affirmed a lower court’s decision, with one dissent, in a lawsuit concerning damages for loss of income allegedly caused by exposure to paint that contained lead.

Maryland facility alleges PETA members pretended to be volunteers for 'undercover investigation'

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 9, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland zoological facility alleges PETA members pretended to be volunteers to do an 'undercover investigation' of the facility.

Maryland alleges moving company demanded more money while keeping customer's items on truck

By Marian Johns | Aug 1, 2018

BALTIMORE — Maryland's Consumer Protection Division has issued a final order relating to allegations that a Maryland moving company gave customers low estimates and then demanded additional money while holding their possessions on moving trucks.

Maryland court rules state's whistleblower law does not protect teachers in AP course case

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 30, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals released an opinion July 12 in the case of a Montgomery County teacher who claims he was retaliated against after notifying the media that Advanced Placement (AP) students were allegedly being given credit for taking non-AP courses.

Md. hospital free from $2.3M verdict over patient's suicide

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 30, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – In an opinion published July 12, the Maryland Court of Appeals reversed a judgment against a hospital in a woman’s suit alleging her son committed suicide because the hospital and doctors released him early.

MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Consumer Protection Division Orders Swift Van Lines to Cease Operations and Pay Over $470,000 in Penalties and Costs

By Press release submission | Jul 29, 2018

Maryland Attorney General's Office issued the following announcement on July 24.Maryland Moving Company Overcharged Consumers, Held Goods Hostage to Extract Payment.

Maryland to join lawsuit challenging new federal tax law designed to cap SALT deductions

By Marian Johns | Jul 26, 2018

BALTIMORE — The state of Maryland has joined in a lawsuit that challenges a new federal tax law that will add a cap to and reduce state and local tax (SALT) deductions.

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