MD AG Reaches Settlement with Washington Commanders

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Maryland’s Consumer Protection Division in the Attorney General’s office has reached a settlement with the Washington Commanders in reference to the team’s security deposit practices. Security deposits were collected from season ticket holders and those who purchased tickets for seats in luxury suites – those deposits were to be returned within 30 days after their…

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Del., Md. Share In $1.85-Billion Student Loan Settlement

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A settlement with one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers is expected to result in payments going directly to borrowers in many states, including Delaware and Maryland. Navient has reached a settlement in a case that involved allegations of widespread unfair, deceptive and predatory practices. The settlement totals $1.85-billion. Attorney General Kathy Jennings said…

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5G Poles On Dunes At Dewey Beach To Be Removed

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Dewey Beach Town Commissioners have approved an ordinance that tightly governs construction of future 5G cell poles. Also, a class action lawsuit filed last summer against Verizon has been settled. Five poles that were placed on the dunes earlier this year will be removed and relocated. “We’re in a much better spot today than we…

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VIDEO | Del., Md. Part Of Massive Proposed Opioid Settlement

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Maryland, Delaware and other states have announced a massive settlement proposal with the three largest distributors of opioids in the United States – Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen – as well as manufacturer, Johnson and Johnson. According to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, the states had been investigating allegations that the companies engaged in a…

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Kent Co. Agrees To Reassess Property In School Funding Case

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Kent County has reached agreement in a school funding case to conduct a property reassessment for the first time since 1987. Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP of Delaware, along with the ACLU of Delaware and Community Legal Aid Society, announced the resolution Thursday, similar to a previous agreement in New Castle County. Plaintiffs…

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Committee To Save Christmas Reports Settlement In Challenge to COVID Religious Restrictions

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The Committee to Save Christmas calls it a Christmas miracle: a federal case over COVID-19 restrictions on religious activities has been dismissed. The Neuberger Law Firm said Wednesday the settlement recognized that Reverend Doctor Christopher Bullock of New Castle County legitimately challenged rules that required pastors to wear a mask while preaching, or to turn…

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Pocomoke City Race Discrimination Case Settled

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A racial discrimination case has resulted in a $1.2-million settlement between the Justice Department and the Worcester County Sheriff and the State of Maryland. Related retaliation claims against Pocomoke City were also resolved. A former Pocomoke City officer filed a complaint in 2016 alleging that he was subject to repeated racial epithets and other racially-charged…

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Delaware DOJ slams Purdue Pharma’s settlement offer

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The Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a statement slamming Purdue Pharma’s settlement offer, saying it doesn’t come anywhere close to the $10-12 billion that was touted. A majority of states rejected the settlement proposed by Purdue and the Sacklers. We have heard the voices of families across the country calling for justice. The Delaware…

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DE Part of National Coalition to Reach Largest Data Breach Settlement in History

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Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings Monday announced a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into the largest-ever breach of consumer data. Under the terms of the settlement, Equifax agreed to provide a single Consumer Restitution Fund of up to $425 million—with $300 million dedicated to consumer redress. If the $300 million is…

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$575 Million Settlement with Wells Fargo for Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices

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Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced a multi-state settlement with Wells Fargo Bank N.A. (Wells Fargo) resolving claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws by: 1)    Opening millions of unauthorized accounts and enrolling customers into online banking services without their knowledge or consent; 2)    Improperly referring customers for enrollment in third-party…

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