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.

Western Md. school board sues drugmaker over specialty medicine price

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A drug prescribed to two Washington County teachers is the basis of a $2.8 million lawsuit that claims the manufacturer has dramatically raised the medication’s price and stopped competitors from going to market. Acthar is a prescription drug manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals ...

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Baltimore receives $350K in settlement over sale of police crash reports

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Baltimore announced a $355,000 settlement Tuesday with a legal and business research company that sold police vehicle crash reports and data without properly compensating the city. The city sued LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc. and its affiliates along with plaintiffs Illinois, ...

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Jury awards $229 million in Hopkins birth injury case

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A Baltimore city jury awarded more than $229 million in a birth injury malpractice case against Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Inc. Monday. The award, which includes $200 million in future medical expenses, $3.6 million in past medical expenses and ...

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Baltimore attorney charged with smuggling Suboxone into prison

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A Baltimore attorney was charged with misdemeanor drug offenses after prison officials said he smuggled Suboxone to a client. Steven Thurman Mitchell, 54, was charged Friday in Washington County District Court with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of ...

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Jury awards $140K for concealed flood issues in Hyattsville home

At Donta Newton’s trial, his lawyer believed permitting an alternate juror to attend the deliberations would help ensure against a mistrial, despite rule that requires a judge to excuse alternates when deliberations begin. But Newton was found guilty of attempted murder and given a life sentence; now, the Court of Appeals is considering whether his lawyer was ineffective. (Deposit stock image)

A Prince George’s County jury found two real estate agents liable recently for concealing flooding issues in a home they flipped. The jury awarded $140,000 to the homeowner, including $5,000 in punitive damages, finding fraudulent misrepresentation and violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection ...

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Appeals court overturns $2.5M judgment against Board of Physicians

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The Court of Special Appeals tossed out a $2.5 million award against the Maryland Board of Physicians Wednesday, the latest twist in years of litigation between the board and a discredited physician who alleges his private medical information was maliciously shared ...

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