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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.

Jury awards $1.3M for missed heart attack diagnosis in 23-year-old man (access required)

A Montgomery County jury awarded $1.3 million to the parents of a man who did not receive prompt medical care after going to the hospital with chest pain and died of complications from a heart attack. The verdict found the emergency ...

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Study finds low recidivism, potential savings to releasing older prisoners (access required)

Though Maryland’s prison population is down and legislative changes have reduced sentences for a number of nonviolent offenses, the reform discussion has not addressed a significant portion of the prison population: violent offenders who have served decades of their life ...

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Lawsuit alleges unlicensed bail bond company filed, collected judgments (access required)

A proposed class-action suit filed in Baltimore Tuesday seeks to collect damages against a bail bond company and its agents whom the plaintiffs say used Maryland courts to obtain judgments under an unlicensed trade name. The suit names 4 Aces Bail ...

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Civilian Review Board may again receive police complaint files under Davis proposal (access required)

The transfer of case files relating to complaints of police misconduct to the Civilian Review Board can resume regardless of whether members have signed a confidentiality agreement, potentially ending a dispute that began over the summer.

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Committee set to finalize changes to judicial disabilities rules (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The committee in charge of recommending amendments to the Maryland Rules will attempt to balance concerns from stakeholders before submitting an overhaul of the Judicial Disabilities rules to the Court of Appeals for approval. Retired Court of Appeals ...

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Md. court agrees to report decision that state law preempts local solar farm regulation (access required)

The state has implicitly preempted local regulation of potential solar farms, according to a ruling from Maryland’s second-highest court re-issued Thursday as a reported opinion. The three-judge panel’s determination that the Maryland Public Services Commission has exclusive jurisdiction for considering applications for ...

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Parties to ‘Riot Act’ lawsuit postpone settlement talks (access required)

Parties to a massive lawsuit by dozens of Baltimore businesses over the city’s response to the 2015 unrest won’t come to the settlement table until they are finished exchanging and reviewing thousands of pages of documents in discovery. The lawsuit, ...

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Supreme Court won’t hear police officers’ lawsuits against Mosby (access required)

The Supreme Court declined to take up the issue of prosecutors’ immunity from lawsuits when investigating crimes and seeking charges, putting an end to the lawsuit filed by five of the officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest against Baltimore City State’s Attorney ...

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Officers seek dismissal of claims in excessive force lawsuit (access required)

Baltimore police officers accused of forcibly removing a woman from her vehicle during a 2015 traffic stop are seeking a dismissal of claims against them in a federal lawsuit. D’Wan Whetstone alleged in a complaint in May that she was ...

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