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Author Archives: Heather Cobun

Heather Cobun is the trial courts reporter at The Daily Record. Got news? Call her at (443) 524-8191. Follow her on Twitter: @hcobun.

Baltimore jury awards $70K to man for police assault

A Baltimore city jury Tuesday night awarded $70,000 to a community activist who alleged he was assaulted in his driveway by police. Abdul Salaam complained to the department after Officers Nicholas David Chapman and Jorge Omar Bernardez-Ruiz pulled him from ...

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Md. bills to broaden stalking statute receive support

Causing serious emotional distress, even without an overt threat of physical harm, may soon be categorized as stalking under Maryland law if cross-filed bills continue to receive support in the General Assembly. Advocates hope Senate Bill 278 and House Bill ...

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Prosecutors oppose Jeffrey Cohen’s request for release pending appeal

Jeffrey B. Cohen

Former insurance executive Jeffrey B. Cohen filed has asked to be released from prison while his appeals are pending, but federal prosecutors responded Wednesday that Cohen's 37-year sentence for a "massive financial fraud" makes his continued detention appropriate.

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Bills to eliminate witness requirement in Md. divorce cases could be combined

Two similar bills in the General Assembly that would eliminate the requirement that divorcing couples bring corroborating witnesses to court to prove their grounds may be combined after discussions between their sponsors at a hearing Tuesday.

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Bills to add judges move through General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS – Cross-filed bills in the General Assembly that would add judges to Maryland’s courts have moved through their respective chambers with little resistance. A representative from the Maryland Judiciary was asked no questions at a House Judiciary Committee hearing ...

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