Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announces settlement with Commanders over security deposits

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On Thursday, the Commanders denied wrongdoing (sort of) after being sued by D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine for wrongfully withholding security deposits from season-ticket holders. On Friday, the Commanders settled a claim made by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh based on those same allegations.

Via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post, Frosh announced a settlement with the team, based on the failure to return security deposits. Under the agreement, all deposits must be refunded within 30 days, and the Commanders will pay a $250,000 civil penalty.

Interest isn’t mentioned, but it would be fair for the Commanders to compensate the customers for something more than the money that was kept when it shouldn’t have been.

11 responses to “Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announces settlement with Commanders over security deposits

  1. What a sleezy orgainzation. I wonder how Snyder sleeps at night…if he can. It must not be much fun to be hated by so many of his own team’s fans. All that money can’t hide him from being an absolutely hated owner. Sell the team, Danny, and buy yourself a bigger boat on which to live.

  2. A lot of people are going to be really excited to get money they probably forgot all about. And just in time for the holidays too.
    Thank you so much for this gift, Mr. Snyder. You’re a great and wonderful man.

  3. If they settled in one day it means there was likely already a settlement agreement in place before the grandstanding lawsuit was filed.

    I’m not defending the scumbag Snyder, but this DA is looking for an easy win to distract from the real issues that he seems to ignore.

  4. I wonder how many other sports teams have done this? It’s hard to believe Snyder is the only one that has done this. I heard a story on radio that the Kennedy Center did the exact same thing to their customers. The story was that if customers don’t ask for their deposits back the organization isn’t obliged to give it back. Don’t know if that’s completely true but that’s what the radio piece said. Like someone said the fact that Maryland settled tells us that both sides were talking and a agreement was made. It sounds like the DC AG is grandstanding looking for the spotlight rather than settling. If I’m not mistaken the DC AG is leaving office this January, will the new AG continue this suit or drop it?

  5. Armorgan – you obviously underappreciate the dearth of humanity embodied in our current owner.

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