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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.

Lawsuit claims Maryland firm violated debt collection law (access required)

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

A Mechanicsville man filed a potential class action lawsuit against a St. Mary’s County law firm Tuesday claiming the firm violated federal debt collection laws in communications to consumers. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, alleges Dugan, McKissick & ...

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EEOC sues Wheaton Ford dealership for alleged harassment by manager (access required)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit Wednesday against a Wheaton Ford dealership for alleged racial, sexual and national origin-based harassment of a former employee. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, claims a supervisor at Lindsay ...

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Attorneys seek return of files seized from Baltimore law firm in June raid (access required)

Attorneys for a Baltimore law firm are asking a federal appeals court to prohibit prosecutors from reviewing “tens of thousands” of electronic files seized from a partner’s office earlier this year. The Baltimore Sun reported in June that the Drug Enforcement ...

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Former Baltimore sheriff candidate charged with campaign finance violations (access required)

A 2014 candidate for Baltimore City sheriff was charged with campaign finance violations Friday by the Office of the State Prosecutor. Richard Parker, 41, of Gwynn Oak, was a Democratic challenger to longtime Sheriff John W. Anderson in the 2014 ...

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4th Circuit sides with phone resale business in lawsuit with Sprint (access required)

Sprint’s terms and conditions do not clearly prohibit customers from reselling their phones, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling reverses a decision that had given the cell phone provider a win in its litigation across ...

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Baltimore prosecutors ready to file 800 motions to vacate convictions (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Baltimore prosecutors are preparing to file nearly 800 motions to vacate convictions that relied significantly on testimony from corrupt police officers under a new law that takes effect Oct. 1. Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe told the Court ...

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Dozens of delegates urge BPW to act on exoneree compensation (access required)

A group of Maryland delegates is urging the Board of Public Works to compensate five men who were wrongfully incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. In a letter to the board’s members — Gov. Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot ...

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