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Week in review: 10/6/11

Under Armour wants TIF aid

The Baltimore City Council is expected to consider a request this fall by Under Armour Inc. for tax increment financing bonds to fund a portion of the company’s major expansion at Locust Point’s Tide Point complex.

No horse racing deal yet

The Maryland Jockey Club and Penn National Gaming Inc. will turn to an independent arbitrator to craft a simulcast arrangement for Rosecroft Raceway after the two sides missed another deadline.

Online sales tax for states

A deal that will require mega-retailer Amazon and other online shops to pay sales tax in California has sparked renewed hopes of reaching a similar agreement in Maryland. Advocates call it a matter of fairness.

Lawsuit on nightclub beating

A man who was severely beaten on a “college night” at Baltimore’s Iguana Cantina in 2008 can sue the nightclub for premises liability, Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals held on Monday.

Artist sues over Ravens logo

The designer of the Baltimore Ravens’ original “Flying B” logo has filed a motion to add the makers of the ultra-popular Madden NFL 11 video game to his longstanding copyright infringement dispute with the team and league.

BWI to gain German flights

German air carrier Condor Airlines will begin flying twice-weekly, seasonal service between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Frankfurt, Germany, in July, the airport announced Monday.

Md. redistricting plan

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s advisory committee on legislative redistricting voted 4-1 Monday to approve its proposed new map for Maryland’s eight congressional districts, a measure that likely would add many Democrats to the state’s western district seat, now held by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a Republican.

Lawyers at bail hearings

The American Bar Association has filed papers with Maryland’s Court of Appeals urging the upholding of the right of criminal defendants to be represented by counsel at initial bail hearings.

Business PAC raises money

Maryland Business for Responsive Government kicked off the revival of its dormant political action committee Tuesday with the hope of raising $250,000 to spend on state elections in 2014.

Water main break lawsuit

Fifteen Dundalk residents have filed lawsuits for $100,000 each against the Baltimore Department of Public Works over damage caused to their homes when a 72-inch water main ruptured in September 2009. Baltimore’s attorneys replied with a rebuttal denying city liability.

Rosecroft gambling study

Allowing slot machines and table games at Rosecroft Raceway could mean billions of dollars in spending and taxes, according to a pair of marketing studies the horse track’s owner is using to push for gambling legislation.