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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – An Arkansas law firm alleges television broadcasting companies conspired to fix advertising prices.
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.
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.
BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland zoological facility alleges PETA members pretended to be volunteers to do an 'undercover investigation' of the facility.
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.
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.
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
Maryland Attorney General's Office issued the following announcement on July 24.Maryland Moving Company Overcharged Consumers, Held Goods Hostage to Extract Payment.
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.