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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.

Baltimore police officer accuses department of retaliation for whistleblowing (access required)

Editor’s Note: This headline and article have been corrected to note that Jeffry E. Taylor is a Baltimore Police officer, not a former one. A Baltimore Police officer is suing the department, claiming it retaliated against him when he reported an ...

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Baltimore consent decree case to proceed despite federal shutdown (access required)

The federal judge overseeing the Baltimore consent decree refused to postpone deadlines while the U.S. Department of Justice grapples with the government shutdown that began Dec. 21, but work should continue under the department’s contingency plan. Submissions are due this ...

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Trump administration moves to dismiss Baltimore’s ACA lawsuit (access required)

The Trump administration filed a motion Monday seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a group of cities, including Baltimore, critical of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Baltimore, Columbus, Cincinnati and Chicago filed suit in August alleging ...

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Stories of the year: Baltimore emerges as aggressive litigant (access required)

From pharmaceutical companies to Big Oil to the Trump administration, Baltimore filed or joined a number of large lawsuits in 2018 under City Solicitor Andre M. Davis. Davis, a former judge on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, became ...

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Chabad house sues Baltimore County over demolition order (access required)


The operators of a Jewish outreach program are suing Baltimore County for discrimination over an expansion for their Chabad house. The Friends of Lubavitch, the rabbi designated to reside in the Towson Chabad House, and students and alumni who used ...

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Judge won’t stop Ocean City from enforcing female topless ban (access required)

A federal judge declined to prohibit Ocean City from enforcing its ban on female toplessness Thursday, finding the plaintiffs challenging the ordinance failed to prove public sensibilities of the town have evolved to accept it. The plaintiffs sought a preliminary injunction ...

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Baltimore, former Circulator operator must arbitrate contract dispute (access required)

A Baltimore judge sided with the former operators of the Charm City Circulator Wednesday, requiring its contract dispute with the city to go to arbitration rather than being resolved in a lawsuit. Baltimore filed suit against Transdev North America Inc. ...

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