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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.

Appeals court affirms $130k verdict against officer for 2015 arrest (access required)

The Court of Special Appeals affirmed a $130,000 jury verdict against a Baltimore Police Department officer Monday, finding the trial judge did not abuse her discretion in refusing to ask a proposed question regarding pretrial publicity about the department. Jurors ...

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EEOC accuses Greyhound of discrimination based on religious garment (access required)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused Greyhound Lines Inc. of religious discrimination in a lawsuit Tuesday for failing to accommodate the beliefs of a bus driver. The Dallas-based company allegedly told a Muslim woman hired for a driver position at ...

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EEOC alleges gender pay discrimination in two lawsuits (access required)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced two lawsuits against Maryland businesses Monday. Both suits claim the companies illegally pay female employees less than their male counterparts. A Baltimore-based security company, Davis & Davis Enterprise Inc., is accused of paying ...

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Federal judge dismisses outstanding claim by wrongfully convicted man (access required)

A federal judge dismissed an outstanding claim by a man wrongfully convicted in 1995, finding the $15 million jury verdict he received in 2017 exhausted his relief options. Sabein Burgess was convicted of killing his girlfriend, Michelle Dyson, and sentenced to life ...

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Panel awards $1.5 million to man wrongfully involved in SEC case (access required)

A Pikesville man obtained a $1.5 million award against his broker Wednesday after an arbitration panel determined the broker was liable for wrongfully involving him in Securities and Exchange Commission litigation. The SEC previously dismissed fraud charges against Jonathan Feldman ...

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Appellate court reinstates Baltimore ‘300-foot rule’ for food trucks (access required)

Baltimore can resume enforcement of its proximity ban on food trucks that prevents them from operating near restaurants with similar cuisine after the Court of Special Appeals deemed the rule constitutional Thursday. The “300-foot rule” prohibits mobile vendors from setting ...

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Baltimore jail plaintiffs, state agree to extend settlement agreement (access required)

A settlement agreement governing improvements at Baltimore jails, set to expire next June, will continue until 2022 after the plaintiffs and state agreed to extend it. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in 1971, filed a motion in ...

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Purdue Pharma added to Maryland AG action against Sackler family (access required)

Two weeks after filing an administrative action against the family behind Purdue Pharma, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has charged the company as well, accusing various Purdue entities of using unfair and deceptive trade practices to market prescription opioids. ...

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