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Author Archives: Lauren Kirkwood

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

Court of Appeals suspends bankruptcy lawyer in reciprocal discipline case (access required)

Maryland’s top court has indefinitely suspended a Greenbelt bankruptcy attorney who falsely stated on her application to the District of Columbia Bar that she had never been the subject of any charges or complaints regarding her conduct as a lawyer. ...

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Dismissal of lawsuit against BPD officers in Select Lounge shooting upheld (access required)

No reasonable juror could find that four Baltimore police officers who fired their guns at an active shooter outside a Baltimore club in 2011 — killing the shooter, who was a plainclothes police officer, and injuring several civilians in the ...

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Patient’s wife sues UMMS for not providing interpreter (access required)

A deaf woman who alleges the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center refused to provide her with a qualified sign language interpreter while her late husband was undergoing cancer treatments has filed suit against the University of Maryland Medical ...

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Baltimore Co. family files wrongful death lawsuit over daughter’s suicide in jail (access required)

The parents of a woman who committed suicide in 2013 while in custody at the Baltimore County Detention Center have filed a $15 million wrongful death lawsuit, alleging staffers ignored their daughter’s unstable mental condition and placed her in solitary ...

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Md. law schools see slight improvement in bar exam passage rates (access required)

Donald Tobin, Ronald Weich

For the second straight year, about 63 percent of those who took the Maryland bar exam in July passed the test, the first indication that the recent downward trend in the passage rate might be coming to an end. In ...

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