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Baltimore urges justices to keep Big Oil suit in state court

A flag bearing the company logo of Royal Dutch Shell, an Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company, flies outside the head office in The Hague, Netherlands April 7. Iran's state TV is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total will be the first foreign companies to be allowed to operate gasoline stations inside Iran (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Baltimore urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to turn aside Big Oil’s bid to have the city’s climate change lawsuit against the fossil fuel companies litigated in federal rather than state court. In papers filed with the justices, Baltimore ...

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High court strikes confessed-judgment clause from homeowners’ dues

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

ANNAPOLIS — Homeowners’ associations cannot enforce payment of assessments by their members, or lot owners, by requiring that they waive their right to challenge the dues in court, a sharply divided Maryland high court ruled Monday. In its 4-3 decision, ...

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High court will weigh lawyers’ exemption in debt collection

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

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court will consider whether creditors seeking delinquent payments can be held liable under the state’s Consumer Protection Act for the debt-collection actions of their attorneys when lawyers are exempt from liability under the CPA. The Court ...

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Frosh fines, grounds mover that held goods ‘hostage’

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh successfully argued that not every criticism of a person holding a position of public trust addresses a matter of public concern. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The Maryland attorney general’s office has ordered a Hyattsville-based moving company to pay more than $470,000 in penalties, including repayment to customers it cheated by refusing to complete delivery of their partially moved goods unless they paid a fee unlawfully in excess of that listed in the original estimate.

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More counties, cities join massive opioid consumer protection litigation

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The local governments in Maryland suing opioid manufacturers and distributors nearly doubled Monday when a group of counties and cities filed a joint lawsuit, joining a growing contingent in the state seeking a seat at the table of in nationwide federal litigation.

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Md. AG reaches settlement with credit consulting companies

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced a settlement with mortgage loan procurement and credit consulting providers Baltimore Home Ownership Program LLC and NowICanBuy LLC and Dwight Williams, the owner of the companies. The defendants allegedly offered mortgage and credit ...

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