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Baltimore crime stuck at 12th-worst in U.S.

The good news is that Baltimore is not, when compared to other U.S. cities in a new report, any more crime-ridden than it was last year. The bad news is it’s not any better, either. The city ranks 12th nationwide ...

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First a mongrel Mercedes, now a botched Bentley

What is it with Montgomery County residents and their misadventures buying used luxury cars? First it was the case of the mongrel Mercedes. Now it’s the Bentley Continental GT for which a Burtonsville man paid $148,195.82, only to find out ...

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Giving up your morning latte?

It seems with just about every economy-related story I’ve done this year — and there’s been quite a few — a merchant or industry promoter inevitably feeds me this line during an interview: “People will still [fill in the blank]. ...

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CEG named one of the 2008’s worst companies

Constellation Energy Group Inc. has made another Top 10 list, but this time it’s not such an honor. The Multinational Monitor has ranked Baltimore-based Constellation in the “10 Worst Corporations of 2008,” along with corporate giants AIG, Dole, General Electric ...

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Law blog round-up

Good afternoon! *    The Sun had this obituary yesterday for lawyer Simon Walton. *    An e-discovery blogger gives UM Law credit for offering a course on the topic. *    The Orthodox Jewish community sees an explosion of sex abuse allegations, ...

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This week in Maryland Lawyer

Meet Cydné Kimbrough, an activist for transgender women; and read about Friday’s Leadership in Law awards. In the news, the Attorney Grievance Commission seeks sanctions against a well respected real estate practitioner over a $1,000 error; the Court of Special ...

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So much for cooperation between counsel

Last month, U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm scolded the handful of attorneys litigating a wage payment collective action in front of him for not cooperating better in the discovery phase of the case. Because of the length and ...

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Motz: A judge of few words

U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz has been busy recently — so busy that half of his eight opinions posted on the court’s Web site in the past month, including his three most recent, have come in the form of ...

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How long until the snow breaks Baltimore?

I had two thoughts when I woke up this morning to a sea of snow flurries outside my 14th-floor window. One – being a Florida boy, I will never get tired or bored of snow. Two – Baltimore is probably ...

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