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PSC Ruling on ‘Name’s the Same’ for Affiliates Draws Utilities’ Protest

Energy deregulation in Maryland hit another snag this week, as utilities protested a ruling by the Maryland Public Service Commission that directly affects how their affiliates may compete for business.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The PSC issued a ruling July 1 requiring unregulated energy affiliates to pay a royalty to their related utility companies for using their names and logos. The ruling applies only to affiliates or subsidiaries that are connected to utilities already doing business in Maryland.

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Family Seeks $10 Million in Swim Club DrowningThe parents of Darnell T. Harris have filed a $10 million wrongful death suit and survivors’ claim against Milford Mill Swimming Club Inc. and a host of swim club employees, alleging that the ...

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Shriners Coming to City

Picture Pratt Street filled with 30,000 marching men, all wearing tall red fezzes, tassels swinging in the breeze from the harbor.<@SM><@SM><TAB>That will be the one of the images in 2005, when Baltimore hosts the Shriners

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Conseco Finance Owes $20 Million

Conseco Finance Inc. should pay $20.1 million to South Carolina customers for not telling them they could choose their own lawyers and insurance companies when getting loans, an arbitrator says.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The case affects 3,739 South Carolina customers with home improvement or mobile home loans from what was then Green Tree Financial Corp. beginning in May 1993, said Brad Simpson, one of the lawyers representing those who sued.

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Bar the Mother

A proposal considered by a state task force yesterday would make Maryland the first state in the nation to bar lobbyists from giving direct contributions to legislators and candidates for statewide office.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The proposed ban is an effort to set distinct guidelines for the relationships between lobbyists and lawmakers in Annapolis, said task force chairman Donald B. Robertson, a former House majority leader.

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Federal Judge Approves Swiss Bank Settlement With Holocaust Survivors

A federal judge in New York yesterday approved a historic $1.25 billion settlement between Swiss banks and more than a half-million plaintiffs who alleged the banks hoarded money deposited by Holocaust victims.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The long-anticipated ruling by U.S. District Judge Edward Korman brings Holocaust victims and their heirs worldwide a step closer to collecting claims against the banks.

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