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"In this last-minute rush of bill-making, this would have gone through," said Adam Spence, who learned about the bill through Civil Justice and was one of several attorneys to email members of the House of Delegates in opposition. (File)

Attorneys make last-minute protest to Md. garnishment bill (access required)

A bill to change the way creditors garnish bank accounts has not faced opposition at committee hearings in the General Assembly, but consumer advocates are now mounting last-minute opposition after learning this week about the legislation’s existence. Senate Bill 397 establishes a presumption that a garnishment against accounts held jointly by spouses is valid unless one ...