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Author Archives: Barbara Grzincic

Barbara Grzincic is managing editor at The Daily Record and edits TDR's Maryland Family Law Update.

Police owe $500K to teen left miles from home

A jury has awarded damages of $500,000 to a teenager who entered a police van near his home in West Baltimore and was dropped off hours later near Patapsco Valley State Park in Howard County without his shoes, cell phone or any way of getting home.

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The year of the dog — and more

The Court of Appeals’ April decision imposing strict liability for pit bull attacks on the dogs’ owners and the owners’ landlords caused a general uproar, with the loudest protests coming from property management firms and animal shelters. The General Assembly took up the measure in special session, to no avail. The Court of Appeals reconsidered its ruling and largely affirmed it in August, deciding only that it had overstepped its bounds by extending it to mixed pit bull dogs when the dog in question was a “pure” pit. More action by the General Assembly is expected in the coming session.

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$5M asbestos verdict upheld by Court of Special Appeals

The Court of Special Appeals has affirmed a $5 million judgment against Georgia Pacific Corp. in favor of a University of Maryland nursing professor who lost a lung to mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos fibers that stuck to her grandfather’s work clothes in the late 1960s.

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Former Raven sues NFL for fraud, conspiracy, negligence

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Matt Lawrence, a free agent since March after spending two seasons on the Injured Reserve list, is suing the National Football League for fraud, conspiracy and negligence for concealing the risks of long-term damage from head injuries.

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