(AP) The state’s car rental agency is facing a lawsuit that says it failed to provide adequate notice of the anticipated increase in its rental rates for the first two years of the program.
The Maryland Department of Consumer Protection sued the company Thursday in state Superior Court.
The agency says the company failed to comply with state regulations on rental rates and required it to offer discounted rates.
A spokeswoman for the agency says it has not received a copy of the lawsuit yet.
The agency’s attorney, Robert R. Cargill, says the agency has offered discounted rates to consumers for nearly a decade and has paid a fine in the past.
He says the law requires the agency to offer rates that consumers can afford.
The lawsuit seeks class action status and other relief.