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 settlement clauses run afoul of lawyers’ ethics, brief argues

The non-disparagement provision in Baltimore police misconduct settlement agreements limits attorneys’ ability to speak about past representation and impacts their ability to represent subsequent victims, says Ajmel A. Quereshi, co-director of Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic. (File photo)

Baltimore’s non-disparagement provisions in police misconduct settlement agreements violate the Maryland Attorneys' Rules of Professional Conduct, according to an appellate brief filed in support of a challenge to clauses.

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State outlines appeal of liability, injunction in HBCU litigation

Coppin State Science and Technology Center

Nearly five years after a federal judge found Maryland's state colleges and universities failed to effectively desegregate, the state will get to challenge on appeal that ruling and the subsequently ordered injunctive relief.

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Salisbury argues for dismissal of PIA lawsuit over settlement documents

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Attorneys for the city of Salisbury will argue Thursday for dismissal of an ACLU of Maryland lawsuit alleging violations of the Maryland Public Information Act for withholding documents related to a police settlement.

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Tow company owner awarded $259K in discrimination lawsuit against PG town

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A Prince George's County jury has awarded more than $250,000 to a Palestinian-American man who took over a towing company that provided services Riverdale Park but was prevented from continuing that business relationship by town officials and police.

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Lawsuit: Baltimore Co. failed to address reported high school cyberbullying

Among the criminal
justice matters the
General Assembly
will examine this
year include strengthening
an existing law
against cyberbullying. (DepositPhotos)

The parents of an Eastern Technical High School student are suing another student for allegedly defaming their daughter in social media postings, as well as the principal and the Baltimore County school board for not taking proper steps to address cyberbullying.

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4th Circuit affirms denial of $6M policy to indemnify Yeardley Love’s killer

George Huguely V, arrives at the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse for his trial in Charlottesville, Va, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A $6 million insurance policy cannot be used to indemnify the man convicted of killing Yeardley Love in her mother's wrongful death lawsuit against him due to a clause excluding criminal activity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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