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Sex-Defamation Trial Begins

Did Reisterstown attorney Richard N. Foltz III sexually abuse and aim a gun at the head of a young girl when she attended sleepovers with his daughter in his Baltimore County home?Or are Foltz and his wife the victims of ...

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Death Sentence Upheld

A federal court upheld yesterday the death sentence of Anthony Grandison, convicted of the murder-for-hire deaths of two Pikesville motel clerks, exactly one week after affirming the death sentence of the hit man he was convicted of hiring.In an unpublished ...

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Something

The expensive taste for caviar landed a Rockville importer a record setting $10.4 million criminal fine for trafficking in the eggs of the protected species, federal prosecutors reported Friday.The fine is the largest ever in wildlife prosecution, according to U.S. ...

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BGE Competitors Win Round in Appeals Court

A trade association representing companies that want to compete with BGE have standing to challenge the Maryland electricity provider’s rate reduction that was scheduled to take effect July 1, Maryland’s top court held yesterday.The Court of Appeals handed down its ...

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Fulton Has Lucky Day in Court?

Trying Baltimore legislator Tony E. Fulton simultaneously with Annapolis lobbyist Gerard E. Evans, who was convicted of fraud Friday by a federal jury in Baltimore, may have been a stroke of good luck, Fulton’s attorney says.Fulton, acquitted of five fraud ...

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Safeway Wins Reversal of $100K Award

Reversing a $100,000 judgment against Safeway Inc., the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held last week that the food retailer and its security guard cannot be held responsible for malicious prosecution in a case of mistaken identity. “[W]e are ...

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Court: Parents in Repressed Memory Case Can

A couple who claims their adult daughter falsely accused them of abuse based on repressed memories can’t sue her psychologists for malpractice, a Wisconsin court has ruled.The state’s 4th District Court of Appeals decided Thursday that Charlotte Johnson’s parents had ...

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Law Summary

Philadelphia Judge Renders Poetic JusticeA Superior Court judge in Philadelphia J. Michael Eakin, has turned for the second time to verse to issue an opinion. In 1999, Eakin upheld a divorcing couple’s prenuptial agreement in rhyming couplets. This time, Eakin ...

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The Practice

Not for Nothing…Little Italy Case Settled for $450KPractitioners take note: the “confidential” in your confidential settlement may be a very fluid thing. Case in point: Last fall’s 11th-hour agreement in the feud between Giovanna M. “Gia” Blatterman</b. and her Little ...

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