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Court orders confirmed for DNR tracking devices

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Attorney General’s office has confirmed that the Department of Natural Resources sought court orders allowing the placement of tracking devices on the boats of watermen. State lawmakers had asked the department to provide evidence that DNR ...

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Light bulb recycler pleads guilty in Maryland mercury case

Maryland’s attorney general says his office is seeking prison time and significant fines for a fluorescent light bulb recycler who pleaded guilty to mercury handling violations. Doug Gansler announced Wednesday that 50-year-old Glen Wright Smith of Owings pleaded guilty to ...

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Gansler announces mortgage rate settlement

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has announced an agreement with Wells Fargo relating to allegedly deceptive marketing of adjustable rate mortgages written by companies it acquired in 2008. Gansler said Thursday the settlement involves mortgages written by Wachovia and Golden ...

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Stirring up a fight, Obama names consumer watchdog

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Defying Republican lawmakers, President Barack Obama on Wednesday barreled by the Senate and installed a national consumer watchdog on his own, provoking GOP threats of a constitutional showdown in the courts. Setting a fierce tone in ...

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Suitland woman gets 2 years for workers comp fraud

LAS VEGAS — A Maryland woman has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for worker’s compensation fraud devised during a 2006 stay at the Las Vegas Hilton. The Nevada Attorney General’s office said Wednesday that 45-year-old Tamara ...

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Judge dismisses State Center countersuit

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge Friday dismissed a $100 million countersuit filed by the state Department of General Services against a group of plaintiffs suing to halt the mega State Center development based on charges that the state violated ...

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Gansler says mineral-rights leases may endanger homes

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland’s attorney general is urging people in the western part of the state to check with their mortgage lender before signing a mineral-rights lease. Douglas Gansler says some federally approved mortgages have requirements that conflict with mineral-rights leases. ...

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Auto-warranty firm fights $25M order from Maryland Attorney General

US Fidelis Inc., once the nation’s largest provider of after-market auto warranties but now embroiled in bankruptcy, is challenging the Maryland Attorney General’s order that it pay more than $25 million in restitution and penalties. The attorney general’s Consumer Protection ...

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Maryland health club owner charged

The Maryland Attorney General’s office said its Consumer Protection Division filed administrative charges against GRS Fitness LLC and its owner, Bernard P. Caplan Jr., alleging that they arbitrarily discontinued services at a health club in Essex. Other charges include making ...

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