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Trump plan to curb drug costs dealt setback in court

FILE  - In this June 15, 2018 file photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. A late-term maneuver by President Donald Trump to use lower drug prices paid overseas to limit some of Medicare's own costs suffered a legal setback Wednesday that appears likely to keep the policy from taking effect before the president leaves office.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

WASHINGTON — A late-term maneuver by President Donald Trump to use lower drug prices paid overseas to limit some of Medicare’s own costs suffered a legal setback Wednesday that appears likely to keep the policy from taking effect before the ...

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Judge: Premature to block midshipman’s expulsion over tweets

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2014 file photo shows a sign outside of an entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md.  A federal judge in Baltimore has ruled that it is premature for her to decide whether to block the U.S. Naval Academy from expelling a midshipman for posting crude messages on social media. U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander agreed Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, to dismiss Chase Standage’s lawsuit and denied his request for a preliminary injunction allowing him to graduate from the academy.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

COLLEGE PARK — A federal judge in Baltimore has ruled that it is premature for her to decide whether to block the U.S. Naval Academy from expelling a midshipman for posting social media messages deemed to be crude, noting a ...

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Md. high court upholds rap lyrics’ admissibility in murder trial

"The lyrics are relevant because they bear a close factual and temporal nexus to the details of Mr. Forrester’s murder,” Judge Joseph M. Getty wrote for the majority. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland’s top court Wednesday upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a jailhouse rap singer who argued in vain that his violent lyrics should not have been admissible at trial despite their eerie similarity to the details of the slaying. In ...

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Baltimore County files lawsuit against JUUL Labs

A woman buys refills for her Juul at a smoke shop in New York, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Altria, one of the world's biggest tobacco companies, is spending nearly $13 billion to buy a huge stake in the vape company Juul as cigarette use continues to decline. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Wednesday announced the county has filed a lawsuit against JUUL Labs, alleging the e-cigarette maker intentionally marketed its products to children and spread deceptive information about its products, contributing to widespread e-cigarette use among young ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 24, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Civil Procedure; Statute of limitations: There is no statute of limitations in Maryland applicable to mortgage foreclosures under Cunningham v. Davidoff, 188 Md. 437 (1947), which remains good law. Daughtry v. Nadel, No. 1814, Sept. ...

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Rare vaccine injury claims steered to obscure federal office

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2020 file photo, prepared COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine syringes are seen at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill. Vaccines historically provide broad protection with little risk but come with side effects just as any other drugs. Experts are concerned that with the sheer volume of people expected to get coronavirus vaccines in the U.S. — more than 200 million — even a successful rollout with relatively few ill effects could be enough to swamp the program.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Though most people who protect themselves with a coronavirus vaccine will never develop serious side effects, such rare cases are barred from federal court and instead steered to an obscure program with a record of seldom paying claims.

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Full 4th Circuit will hear challenge to Baltimore’s aerial surveillance program

A screen shot of how the surveillance technology tracks an individual's movement via aerial cameras. (Submitted Photo)

The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider whether the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city violated  Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and their right to peacefully associate. The full ...

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