Monthly Archives: January 2010

Duly Noted: Verdict highlights

School bus company to pay $1.5M to drivers for overtime A school bus company has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a class-action overtime lawsuit by its former Maryland employees. The bus drivers, aides and others, who worked in ...

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Unbillable hours: The Soldier’s Tale

Jake Scott, a 19-year-old soldier who returns from Vietnam partially paralyzed and psychologically scarred, is technically the main character of Joe Cassilly’s semi-autobiographical novel. But Scott’s wheelchair is the real star of “Decoration for Valor.” Harford County State’s Attorney Cassilly, ...

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Teacher settles overtime suit for $16K 

A Frederick County pre-school teacher has settled her federal overtime lawsuit against her former employer for $16,000. The Children’s Center for Discovery, Inc., a child-care provider chain headquartered in Monrovia, has agreed to pay roughly two-thirds of that amount to ...

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O’Malley leans to recognizing gay marriage

Gov. Martin O’Malley said “there’s a reasonable foundation … in the law” for Maryland to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states but added that he will await a coming attorney general’s opinion on this “really culturally contentious issue” before ...

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O’Malley: Short-term fixes over  

Two weeks after introducing a state spending plan held together with fund transfers and other one-time accounting maneuvers, Gov. Martin O’Malley said he has “pretty much exhausted” the short-term fixes that have been hallmarks of his recession-era budgeting. “We’re running ...

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Maryland industry focus: Hospitality and tourism

Overview Due to Maryland’s varied landscape and geographic location, the Hospitality and Tourism sector includes a variety of establishments, ranging from land and water sightseeing and transportation to museums and historical parks. The industry is a significant part of the ...

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