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Steve Lash covers federal and Maryland appellate courts and the General Assembly’s judiciary committees for The Daily Record. He joined the newspaper in 2008 after spending nearly 20 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for several publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Cox Newspapers, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and West’s Legal News. Lash, a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Maryland bars.

Judge denies Owings Mills homeowners’ motion to seal insurance litigation

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A federal judge has refused an Owings Mills couple’s request to seal court documents in their now-settled lawsuit that alleged an insurer invalidly denied coverage of their then severely water-damaged home -- though he said he sympathizes with their trouble selling the home due to the filings’ public notoriety.

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Baltimore should pay $1M in fees in abortion case, law department says

In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, people participate in a rally to show support for Planned Parenthood, organized by MoveOn and called "Pink Out Kansas City," as an anti-abortion demonstrator stands amongst them, at the Country Club Plaza,  in Kansas City, Mo. Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion.  (John Sleezer  /The Kansas City Star via AP, File)

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday will consider a recommendation that the city pay more than $1 million in attorney’s fees to a Christian-based health organization that successfully challenged an ordinance that required pregnancy centers opposed to abortion and artificial ...

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UB law professor kicks off football season with court victory over NFL

‘The NFL has defended a lot of cases by arguing various preemptions and immunities,’ says Phillip J. Closius, who is representing plaintiffs as of counsel at Silverman Thompson Slutkin White LLC in Baltimore. ‘This is the first appellate decision that has gone the other way.’ (File photo)

A University of Baltimore law professor scored a big win against the National Football League on behalf of a Hall of Fame defensive end, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and other retired players as the NFL was preparing to kick off its season Thursday.

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