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.

Morrissey: Russell ‘combative, argumentative’ in meeting over issues with fellow judges

John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland. (The Daily Record/Maxmilian Franz)

The top district court judge in Maryland on Thursday described morale at Baltimore City District Court as "non-existent" as a result of conflicts involving Judge Devy Patterson Russell.

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Opioid defendants seek consolidation of Anne Arundel, Baltimore litigation

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The pharmaceutical defendants in two state-court lawsuits over their alleged role in Maryland’s opioid epidemic are seeking to transfer one case from Anne Arundel County to Baltimore for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

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Administrative judge on Russell: ‘Things were out of control’

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Baltimore City District Court Administrative Judge Barbara B. Waxman had heard complaints about Judge Devy Patterson Russell berating courtroom clerks and being unprofessional to her colleagues on the bench.

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