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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.

Data breach lawsuit filed against Marriott in Md. federal court (access required)

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A group of class-action law firms Thursday filed the largest-to-date lawsuit over Marriott International Inc.’s recent admission that millions of customers’ private data was accessed by hackers. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, includes 176 plaintiffs from all ...

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Impallaria’s chief of staff accused of election law violation in robocall (access required)

Maryland’s Office of the State Prosecutor charged the chief of staff for a state delegate Thursday with violating election laws over the summer through a robocall attempting to link a fellow delegate to support for transgender rights. Tyler Walch, who was a ...

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As state lawsuit draws to close, city pensioners’ federal case may resume (access required)

A federal judge reopened a case last week challenging aspects of Baltimore’s pension system for police and firefighters that had been stayed for more than two years while state litigation was pending. The plaintiffs, active and retired Baltimore first responders ...

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Man sues Md. prison over alleged lack of hepatitis treatment (access required)

A man filed a federal lawsuit last week alleging medical providers at a Maryland prison failed to properly document and treat his hepatitis C, leading to long-term health complications. Robert Williams contracted the hepatitis C virus (HCV) while incarcerated at ...

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Md. hires Baltimore, California firms to work on potential opioid litigation (access required)

A group of law firms, including one based in Maryland, will work with the state as outside counsel on possible litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The Board of Public Works approved the contract Wednesday, allowing the Maryland Office of ...

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Md. couple to pay $4M penalty for promoting Ponzi scheme (access required)

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General announced sanctions, including a nearly $4 million penalty, against a Westminster couple and their companies Friday for selling fraudulent securities. Ronald D. Morley and his wife, Diane Morley, owned and operated several businesses based in Maryland ...

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Opioid industry continues push to dismiss Baltimore’s lawsuit (access required)

Opioid manufacturers and distributors told a judge Thursday that Baltimore’s massive consumer protection lawsuit against them should be dismissed because of pleading and causation issues. The pharmaceutical companies, which make and distribute prescription opioids such as Oxycontin, are accused of engaging in ...

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4th Circuit orders parties to settle dispute over Md. college segregation (access required)

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered mediation for Maryland and its historically black institutions rather than ruling on cross-appeals argued last month in a lawsuit that dates back to 2006. The court issued a per curium order ...

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