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

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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


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


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

Sabein Burgess, who spent nearly two decades in prison before being exonerated. (Photo courtesy of Sabein Burgess)

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

‘This is one of the most satisfying wins of my career,’ Baltimore lawyer Gregory T. Lawrence says of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to dismiss fraud charges against his client, Jonathan Feldman. ‘This case should have never been brought against him.’ (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

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

The Bombay Kitchen food truck serves a customer on Friday, May 31, 2019 on Charles Street in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

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

Two men are seen silhouetted behind the screen of their jail cell at the Baltimore City Detention Center. State officials say budget cuts to the public safety department will not permanently eliminate positions, but the union representing corrections employees is skeptical. (File photo)

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

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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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