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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.

Partial expungement proposal provokes concerns, opposition

John Morrissey

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Judiciary continues to oppose legislation that would allow for partial expungement of criminal records until courts can be sure their technology and staff will be up to the task. House Bill 13, introduced by Del. Erek Barron, D-Prince ...

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Committee’s proposed changes to judicial discipline rules go to Md. high court

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Long-awaited updates to Maryland’s judicial discipline process will now go to the Court of Appeals for final approval after the committee in charge of amendments agreed on recommendations. The Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure submitted its report ...

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Judge rejects shutdown as reason to stay Baltimore immigration lawsuit

Baltimore City Hall

A federal judge declined to stay Baltimore’s lawsuit over changes to immigration rules, finding the “potential harm” alleged by the city justified keeping the case active despite the partial government shutdown that has left the government’s lawyers without funding. It ...

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Mother alleges negligence in disabled child’s death

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A Somerset County woman who claims a home care nurse’s negligence caused the death of her 34-month-old disabled child filed suit in federal court Monday. Sarah A. Wilford filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore alleging medical malpractice by ...

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UMBC, other defendants seek dismissal of lawsuit over sexual assault investigations

7-28-16 BALTIMORE, MD- Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC seen here on Capmus for a Q+A and story about the 50th anniversary of the University. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County called a lawsuit alleging the school, police and prosecutors improperly handle sexual assault investigations “long on outrage and short on concrete facts” in a motion to dismiss filed Monday. The lawsuit, filed in September, ...

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Woman sues PG, correctional officers over jail treatment

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A Prince George’s County woman filed suit last week against the county and a group of correctional officers who she claims placed her in restraints and attacked her when she spent a night in custody in 2017. Sameirow Carter was ...

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Plaintiffs in GTTF suit seek to strike police department filing

This undated file photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Wayne Jenkins. Jenkins, one of the members of the disbanded Gun Trace Task Force, is facing new charges alleging he planted heroin during a 2010 arrest. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)

The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against a former Gun Trace Task Force officer are accusing the Baltimore Police Department of changing their arguments in motion to dismiss filings and say the judge should strike the latest response. One of ...

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