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Author Archives: Lauren Kirkwood

Lauren Kirkwood covers the business of law beat at The Daily Record.

Dimensions Healthcare to pay $125K to settle sex discrimination suit (access required)

Dimensions Healthcare System has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that alleged the company denied a promotion to an employee because she took several months of maternity leave. The EEOC filed ...

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Court of Appeals suspends lawyer for mishandling trust account (access required)

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The state’s top court has indefinitely suspended a Frederick lawyer who commingled personal and client funds in his attorney trust account and failed to maintain records that accurately reflected the account’s status. A divided Court of Appeals found that Willie ...

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With Velazquez, a new day at MSBA (access required)

When longtime Maryland State Bar Association executive director Paul Carlin announced earlier this year that he planned to retire from the position, bar association leaders and members said it became inevitable that his departure would mark a time of transition for the organization.

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ABA sues Department of Education over loan forgiveness for public interest lawyers (access required)

The American Bar Association filed suit on Tuesday against the U.S. Department of Education, alleging the department failed to provide a reasonable explanation for why it has decided to refuse to honor loan forgiveness commitments made to attorneys engaged in ...

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Family of man crushed in Baltimore construction accident files wrongful death suit (access required)

The family of a delivery driver who died after being crushed last year in Baltimore by wood trusses he was about to unload from a tractor trailer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the foreman who caused the trusses to ...

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Court of Appeals indefinitely suspends Montgomery Co. solo attorney (access required)

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The Court of Appeals has indefinitely suspended a Montgomery County solo practitioner who failed to maintain an attorney trust account, charged unreasonable fees and failed to keep adequate records of a client’s payments. The state’s top court compared the case ...

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Court of Appeals suspends Harford Co. lawyer for ‘pattern of neglect’ (access required)

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The state’s top court has suspended for one year a Bel Air attorney who demonstrated a “pattern of neglect and non-responsiveness” in his representation of a client who retained him to handle a child support case. Jerome P. Johnson failed ...

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Excessive force suit alleges Montgomery Co. police officers assaulted minor (access required)

An excessive force lawsuit filed against Montgomery County alleges police officers retaliated against a Silver Spring minor who was legally filming his adult brother’s arrest on a cellphone by assaulting the 16-year-old without cause. Plaintiffs Johana Abrego and her son, ...

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Mandatory e-filing expands to four new counties in Md. (access required)

Maryland’s electronic case filing system, known as Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC), has expanded to Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore. Starting Monday, attorneys filing civil and criminal cases in district and circuit court in those counties, ...

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