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Top 5: ‘…justice delayed is justice denied’ (access required)

Our Maryland Lawyer cover story on the Maryland Court of Appeals made the top 5 this week, as did a story about In-N-Out Burger suing Grab-N-Go. Those stories and more in this week's legal affairs top 5. 1. City set to pay $200K for alleged harassment - by Ben Mook After a five-year legal battle waged against her employer, the city of Baltimore, a female electrician who claimed she had to work in an environment punctuated with dirty pictures and profanity is set to wrap up the case. The Baltimore Board of Estimates will vote Wednesday to approve the $200,000 payout to settle the September 2006 lawsuit brought by Lynette Harris against the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Harris, a 23-year employee of the city’s Department of Public Works, will get $65,000 of the settlement and the remaining $135,000 will go toward legal fees and expenses. 2. Justice delayed at Maryland Court of Appeals - by Steve Lash Kevin C. Alston has been waiting longer than his five-year prison term for a decision from Maryland’s top court on whether his sentence for gun possession by a felon was illegal because it denied him the possibility of parole. Pluto was still a planet and the public launch of Twitter was still two months away on May 3, 2006, when the Court of Appeals heard arguments in Alston’s case. He is still waiting for the court’s decision.