(a) Subject to the hearing provisions of § 11-415 of this subtitle, the Commissioner may suspend or revoke the license of any licensee,
(1) The licensee knowingly or without exercising due care:
(i) Violates any provision of this subtitle or of any other law that regulates agreements;
(ii) Fails to comply with any demand or requirement that the Commissioner makes under
(2) The licensee makes any material misstatement in an application for a license;
(3) The licensee defrauds any buyer, to the buyer's damage;
(4) The licensee willfully fails to carry out any written agreement with a buyer;
(5) The licensee knowingly and repeatedly violates any provision of the Maryland Consumer
Debt Collection Act; 1
(6) An officer, director, or trustee of or partner in the licensee is responsible
for any act or omission that would be a ground for suspending or revoking a license;
(7) Any agent or employee of the licensee is responsible for any act or omission that
would be a ground for suspending or revoking a license, if the licensee:
(i) Approves or knows of that or similar acts or omissions; and
(ii) After giving approval or learning of the act or omission, keeps any benefit,
proceeds, profit, or advantage resulting from the act or omission or otherwise ratifies
the act or omission.
(b) If the licensee has more than one place of business, the Commissioner may suspend
or revoke only the licenses of the places of business to which the grounds for suspension
or revocation relate. However, if the Commissioner suspends or revokes the license of one place of business
and finds that the grounds for that action apply to any other place of business, the
Commissioner shall take the same action against the license for each other place of
business to which the grounds apply.
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