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Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh calls for reforms to structured settlement cases for lead paint cases during a news conference in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. Legislation seeks to protect people from bad deals offered by businesses that have bought legal settlements from victims, such as Baltimore’s Freddie Gray, at a steep discount. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Frosh backs bill to protect sellers of structured settlements (access required)

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh urged lawmakers Thursday to pass legislation protecting holders of structured settlements, who have already suffered personal injuries, from a “predatory” purchaser who preys on their imminent need for money by offering them just pennies on the dollars due to them.