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News briefs – Business edition

Sinclair boosts outlookSinclair Broadcast Group Inc., of Hunt Valley, said it expects third-quarter revenue to decrease, but less than previously predicted. The company, which owns, operates or programs 58 television stations in 35 markets, said it now expects third-quarter net ...

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Court of Appeals reverses sex-offense conviction

Maryland’s highest court on Wednesday decided the buttocks are an “intimate area,” but reversed a sex-offense conviction for lack of evidence that the man who allegedly touched a child’s backside in the toy section of the Hagerstown Goodwill store did so for his own gratification.

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Verstandig wants ‘Disney’ of racing for Md. tracks

Pikesville developer Carl Verstandig said Tuesday he plans to bid on Maryland’s two thoroughbred race tracks, which were placed back on the auction block just days ago, and would spend more than $20 million on renovating the historic venues.

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Heard and By the Numbers

HEARD “His room happens to be a locked cell. That’s a very different situation than one who is free to go home.” Justice Sonia Sotomayor, during oral argument last week in Maryland v. Shatzer, a case about the ban on ...

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On The Move – Legal edition

Founding partner Mark C. Treanor has rejoined Pope & Hughes, of Towson, which has been renamed Treanor Pope and Hughes. Treanor served as senior vice president and general counsel of Wachovia Corp. and as a director of Wachovia Bank from ...

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Week in review – Legal edition

Towson lawyer disbarred A Baltimore County lawyer has been disbarred by the Court of Appeals for abusing his position as executive director of a medical imaging center to misappropriate money for the benefit of himself and the Towson law firm ...

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Sick plan: The buddy system, back-ups and other planning basics

Here are tips for emergency planning, courtesy of Patricia A. Yevics, director of law office management assistance at the Maryland State Bar Association, and Minnesota Lawyer Mutual Insurance Co., which manages the Legal Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland. * ...

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Baltimore County and couple fight over guns and money

It was a mundane appeal with a backstory straight from a Hollywood script. As told to the judge Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court, police had seized $13,000 in cash, 67 guns and small amounts of marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription medications from the White Marsh home of Rogelio and Rosario Simon in February 2006.

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