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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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Don Omar sues local radio station for using likeness to promote concert

A popular Puerto Rican singer-songwriter has filed suit against a local Spanish-language radio station, alleging the station deliberately canceled his appearance at a concert last summer but still used his name and image to promote the event. Don Omar is seeking at least $9 million for breach of contract from WLZL-FM, also known as El Zol 107.9, according to the lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

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Drone trade secrets lawsuit settles

ROCKVILLE — A Riverdale drone distributor has settled a lawsuit against a former employee it alleged started his own, rival company while still an employee. IntelligentUAS LLC fired Daniel Tran the same day last June that it filed a lawsuit ...

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Appellate court sinks proposed floating restaurant next to Tiki Barge

Appellate court sinks proposed floating restaurant next to Tiki Barge

The Court of Special Appeals last week affirmed a ruling in Baltimore City Circuit Court, which had affirmed a liquor board decision not to expand Parkway Swirnow Inc.'s liquor license in the Harborview community to include Raw Barge Seafood Co. Parkway Swirnow already holds the liquor license for Tiki Barge and nearby Tabrizi’s and Sorso Cafe, but its plans for the Raw Barge have twice been stymied by the city’s Board of Liquor License Commissioners

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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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Lawsuit over gun range ear muffs ends quietly

Lawsuit over gun range ear muffs ends quietly

A Hyattsville woman has withdrawn her lawsuit against a Rockville shooting range that she claims caused her permanent hearing loss. Saleena R. Gilliard alleged Gilbert Indoor Shooting Range did not properly instruct her how to wear her protective ear muffs and as a result will "likely require hearing aids for the duration of her life," according to her complaint.

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