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States making bold new legal claims in 2 Google lawsuits

This combination of file photos shows a Google sign and the Facebook app. As a wave of antitrust actions surges against Google and Facebook, states in two lawsuits are stretching beyond the cases made by federal competition enforcers to level bold new claims.

WASHINGTON — As a wave of antitrust actions surges against Google and Facebook, states in two lawsuits are stretching beyond the cases made by federal competition enforcers to level bold new claims. The states are taking new legal approaches as ...

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Anton Black’s family sues police, medical examiner in 2018 death

Ken Ravenell, Baltimore Attorney wtih the city skyline in the background. MF-D 3/22/06.

Anton Black’s family filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against three Eastern Shore towns and the Maryland medical examiner’s office, alleging the unarmed 19-year-old Black man was killed by police and that the slaying was covered up by a forensic pathology ...

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Maryland joins dozens of states in anti-trust lawsuit against Google

The Google logo is seen on a podium and projected on a screen at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Monday, Dec. 10, 2007.  U.S. antitrust regulators approved Google Inc.'s $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick Inc. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, removing a key obstacle to a formidable combination in the burgeoning online advertising sector. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

DENVER — Maryland joined dozens of states that filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Google on Thursday, alleging that the search giant has an illegal monopoly over the online search market that hurts consumers and advertisers. The lawsuit, announced by Colorado ...

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13-year-old charged with fatally shooting Pa. man in Baltimore

FILE - This March 31, 2016, file photo shows a shoulder patch of a Baltimore Police Department officer in Baltimore. Lawyers for the Baltimore police told a federal judge on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, that plans for camera-equipped planes to conduct aerial surveillance of the city should proceed, saying the crime-fighting tactic is constitutional despite the objections of civil liberties advocates. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

BALTIMORE — A Pennsylvania man who traveled to Baltimore to buy was drugs was shot and killed last week by a 13-year-old, police said Wednesday. Chad Michael Jordan, 40, of Jefferson, Pennsylvania, was fatally shot Friday after buying drugs, according ...

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High court agrees to hear NCAA athlete compensation case

The Supreme Court is seen on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. President Donald Trump says he's planning an aggressive legal strategy to try prevent Pennsylvania from counting mailed ballots that are received in the three days after the election, a matter that could find its way to the high court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — For the first time in more than three decades, the Supreme Court will hear a case involving the NCAA and what it means to be a college athlete. The high court on Wednesday agreed to review a court ...

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Student school board member faces Md. constitutional challenge


Having a high school student serve as a voting member on the county school board upon election by fellow pupils violates the Maryland Constitution, Howard County public school parents seeking a safe resumption of in-class learning amid the pandemic stated ...

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Ex-Houston officer accused of assault in bogus fraud claim

This undated photo provided by the Houston Police Department shows Mark Aguirre. Aguirre is an ex-Houston police officer who was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for an incident on Oct. 19 in which he pulled over an air conditioning repairman and held him at gunpoint believing the man had 750,000 fraudulent mail-in ballots in the back of his truck. Police say there were no ballots in the truck, only air conditioning parts and tools.  (Houston Police Department via AP)

A former Houston police captain was charged with assault on Tuesday after running a man off the road and holding him at gunpoint in an effort to prove what authorities have called a bogus voter fraud scheme.

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Law Digest — US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — Dec. 17, 2020

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Constitutional Law; Habeas corpus: District court properly dismissed habeas corpus petition of former Air Force officer convicted in a court martial of sexual assault because officer’s Fifth Amendment due process claim was fully and ...

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Bar counsel: Lawyers had fewer complaints, more responsiveness amid COVID

Succession planning is "not something just for the older members of the bar,” says Bar Counsel Lydia Lawless. (File Photo)

COVID-19 -inspired concern for personal safety and greater use of email during the pandemic last spring might have contributed to fewer complaints being filed against Maryland attorneys and fewer lawyers failing to respond to bar counsel in fiscal 2020 — ...

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