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HarborView homeowners fear creeping marina

HarborView homeowners fear creeping marina

A group of HarborView homeowners wants to stop construction of what they allege is a commercial marina on their private property. The PierHomes at HarborView Council alleges the marina would “unreasonably interfere” with the owners’ enjoyment of their homes, including ...

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Police brutality lawsuits: the Freddie Gray effect

Police brutality lawsuits: the Freddie Gray effect

Covering Baltimore trial courts, I’ve written a lot of stories about lawsuits alleging police brutality. They’ve become so routine that, right or wrong, I only report ones with interesting or unusual details, such as the story in Tuesday’s paper involving ...

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More on the Baltimore register of wills

More on the Baltimore register of wills

One detail I couldn't get into Thursday's story about Baltimore Register of Wills' Belinda K. Conaway's "serious illness" -- what happens, under state law, should she not be able to continue on in her position?

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Client sues Annapolis lawyer, alleging negligence

An Annapolis trial attorney will face a $300,000 negligence lawsuit brought by a former client who alleges the attorney’s failure to disclose an expert witness doomed his personal injury case against the state of Maryland. The lawsuit, filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Monday, further claims that Paul S. Blumenthal violated the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct by not explaining to his client, David Harding, the significance of his failure to disclose the witness. Harding had retained Blumenthal to represent him after he was injured in a 2006 motorcycle accident he said was caused by a sinkhole formed after a section of the state highway he was driving on collapsed.

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Baltimore jury awards $9.3M in lead-paint verdict

Baltimore jury awards $9.3M in lead-paint verdict

A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury awarded $9.3 million on Wednesday to a man who claimed he was poisoned by lead-based paint at his former northwest Baltimore rowhouse. Terrance Smith Jr.'s award includes $7.9 million in noneconomic damages, which will be capped at $350,000 based on the state's cap for such damages, according to one of his lawyers.

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