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Md., neighboring states announce settlement with ‘sham charity’

Attorney General Brian Frosh. (File photo)

A for-profit company that misrepresented itself as a charity supporting service members will pay nearly $300,000 in restitution and cease operations as part of a multistate settlement announced Wednesday by Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Secretary of State John ...

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Maryland high court: Involuntary commitment challenge survives release

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

A claim challenging a person’s involuntary commitment for mental health treatment does not end with the individual’s release from the facility, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Tuesday, citing the lasting social stigma and possible “collateral consequences” of having been institutionalized. ...

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