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Family of girl injured on slide at Maryland Zoo files suit

The family of a Forest Hill elementary school student who allegedly suffered a fractured skull during a 2013 field trip to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has filed suit against the institution. Lindsay Shank went down a 12-foot-high slide backwards and head-first and struck her head on a protective surface that was only two-inches thick atop the concrete, according to the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court.

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Charles Co. great-grandfather alleges police brutality in lawsuit

A Charles County great-grandfather has filed suit against the sheriff's office after he was allegedly assaulted and arrested without cause by a former deputy. Robert A. Jones was 70 years old when he claims he was attacked by Michael Armstrong outside of Jones' Hughesville home in October 2012, according to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Charles County Circuit Court.

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Civil lawsuit accuses Baltimore developers of fraud

Civil lawsuit accuses Baltimore developers of fraud

An investor is accusing local developers of fraud regarding the rehabilitation of properties in the North Central Historic District. San Francisco-based Foss and Co. filed a lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court against Ibrahim Sheikh, Mohammed Ali Farooq and Sameena Farooq , as well as the companies Station North Development LLC and Maryland Management & Restoration LLC seeking $75,000 in compensatory damages and undefined punitive damages. The lawsuit accuses Sheikh, with the knowledge of Sameena Farooq and Mohammed Ali Farooq, of knowingly providing false information to secure an investment. "Defendants' scheme was to induce Foss to invest money into the Station North Project, falsify documents and generate false invoices to justify the investment, make false representations to the federal and state governments regarding the level of costs to rehabilitate the Properties to generate Historic Tax Credits, and then sell the Properties and Land, and move on to their next scheme," according to the lawsuit.

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Orioles’ Reimold alleges negligence by Hopkins’ doctors

Orioles’ Reimold alleges negligence by Hopkins’ doctors

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold has filed suit against The Johns Hopkins Hospital, alleging a 2012 back surgery failed after doctors told him to return to playing before he was fully healed. Reimold was diagnosed with a herniated disk and underwent spinal surgery at Hopkins in June 2012, according to his lawyers at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy P.A. in Baltimore.

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Hershey v. Hershey almost wrapped up

Hershey v. Hershey almost wrapped up

The end of the General Assembly's legislative session means some lawmakers will take a vacation while others will go back to their day jobs. For Sen. Stephen S. Hershey Jr., Sine Die means the Eastern Shore Republican will finally have a chance to end a trademark infringement lawsuit over his campaign signs.

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Former Johnston & Murphy employee sues for age discrimination

A former store manager with Johnston & Muprhy has sued the shoe retailer for allegedly firing him because for being too old. Kristin Fitzgerald, who is in his early 50s, also claims he "was subjected to a barrage of age-disparaging comments" by a supervisor, according to the lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

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Prince George’s County faces $15M wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a Suitland man shot and killed outside his home has filed a $15 million wrongful death lawsuit against Prince George's County. Michael R. Minor, 38, died in October after sheriff's deputies responded to his house for a report of a domestic dispute, according to the lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

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Failure-to-warn suit involving smoker is accepted for review

Failure-to-warn suit involving smoker is accepted for review

With more than $1.75 million at stake, Maryland’s top court says it will consider whether a pharmaceutical company could be held financially liable for negligently failing to warn doctors about a drug’s potentially carcinogenic side effect even though the cancer victim contributed to the fatal disease by smoking cigarettes.

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