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Inmate sought to intervene in Wells Fargo suit

Baltimore made national headlines in January when it sued megabank Wells Fargo for allegedly targeting poor blacks for sub-prime mortgage loans in violation of the Fair Housing Act. The city claims the practice, known as reverse-redlining, has, in addition to ...

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What’s behind that law firm’s headcount?

Above the Law’s new(ish) editor, Elie Mystal, has really come out swinging. Lately he’s been railing against big law firms that refuse to acknowledge economic layoffs. He’s back with another gripe about the way firms have been handling their layoffs-that-aren’t-really: ...

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Can SUV sales make a comeback?

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune raises a very interesting question: with gasoline prices now at about half the cost this summer’s prices, will those “gas guzzling” SUVs and trucks make a comeback? According to the article, “SUVs remain, ...

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Didn’t you get the recession memo?

The U.S. economy has been in a recession for the last year. If you weren’t sure of the country’s economic status before, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced Monday that the nation fell into a recession after it reached ...

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Law blog round-up

Welcome back from the holiday!– James Gross at the Maryland Divorce Legal Crier has some tips on surviving Thanksgiving after a divorce. These are probably applicable to the rest of the winter holidays, too. Good for a cheap laugh. (Scroll ...

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This week in Maryland Lawyer

As the number of lawsuits for hospital-acquired infections rise, attorneys are working with their clients to curb the risk of infection — and litigation.  Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Dana Mark Levitz is stepping down as a full-time judge after ...

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Welcome back. Now let’s shop.

To all those who’ve returned to work after three, four, or five days off: It’s great to be back, isn’t it? I logged into my personal email this morning (in an effort to delay the mental return-to-work for another five ...

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Cutting back this holiday season

Thanksgiving has passed, which means it’s the time of the year when we start fretting over the next big holiday on the calendar. Which means worries over shopping. Getting that perfect gift for that special someone — hopefully on Black ...

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A happy holiday for the nonprofits?

Today’s story about Black Friday and the upcoming holiday shopping season talks about how retailers and shoppers are affected by the economy, but there’s another aspect the story doesn’t address — how those on the receiving end of charitable giving ...

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