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Iron Judge

Baltimore City Circuit Visiting Judge Robert I. H. Hammerman, the longest serving judge in the circuit, just passed his 40th anniversary on the bench. Hammerman, 72, began 40 years ago last week when he took his oath as an associate ...

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LAW BRIEFS

Friendship Hts. mayor gets probation for sex abuse of boyThe longtime mayor of a small Maryland village was sentenced to three years probation Friday for sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in a National Cathedral bathroom.Friendship Heights Mayor Alfred Muller, 58, ...

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LAW SUMMARY

Frederick County music teacher pleads guiltyThe former band director at Frederick High School has pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon on school property. Kelly S. O’Bryant, 30, faces up to three years in prison and a $1,000 fine for having ...

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LAW SUMMARY

Black woman files bias suit against Toys R UsA black Washington woman has filed a $7 million discrimination suit against Toys R Us, claiming the toy retailer refused to honor gift certificates she gave to co-workers because she looked “suspicious.’’ ...

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Law In Review (131589)

Top court vacates ruling on out-of-state tax collection Maryland’s highest court this week vacated a lower ruling that required out-of-state furniture retailers to impose Maryland’s state tax on purchases headed for this state. Declaratory judgment was inappropriate, the Court of ...

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The Case Done Lost (131591)

Most newspaper readers are aware that a federal court in Atlanta enjoined publications of Alice Randall’s book “The Wind Done Gone,” finding it infringed the copyright to “Gone With The Wind.” It is likely the court will be proven wrong ...

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