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A Historic Relic and Modern-Day Injustice

April 12, 2021

Most people are shocked to learn that in Maryland a “body attachment,” that is, an arrest by a police officer, may be used by creditors to enforce civil judgments in debt collection cases. Maryland Law School’s Consumer Protection Clinic conducted a two-year, comprehensive study of this archaic practice. Our findings are best summarized by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s testimony in support of two bills that would abolish the practice in small claims.

 

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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