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.
The defendants purportedly entered into contracts to
construct homes without being registered to do so in the state of Maryland.
Additionally, the defendants used contracts that attempted to wave implied
warranties and consumers’ rights to consequential damages.
"The law in Maryland is very clear: homebuilders must
be registered prior to entering into contracts with consumers and constructing
their homes," Frosh said. "My office will seek sanctions against
builders who fail to provide consumers with the protections offered by
registration with my office."
A hearing will be held on Aug. 9 at the Office of
Administrative Hearings. Frosh’s Consumer Protection Division’s Home Builder
Registration Unit will aim for injunctive relief, restitution, damages and
Other entities involved in the lawsuit include Mitchell Best
Homes LLC, MB Maple Lawn LLC, MB Oak Creek LLC and MB Holly House Meadows
LLC and their principals R. Michael Boies, John B. Corgan, Linda M. Ellington,
Robert L. Mitchell Jr. and Kristine M. Sullivan.