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Witness: Checks Were Bonuses

A long-time bookkeeper for Controlled Demolition Inc., testifying in federal court yesterday, described as “yearly bonuses” the four $1,000 checks her bosses gave to employees, who donated the amounts to a congressional campaign in April 1996.The owners of the Baltimore ...

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Starbucks Sues Worker in $3.7M Embezzlement Seattle-based coffee-shop giant Starbucks Corp. yesterday said it had filed a lawsuit alleging one of its employees embezzled $3.7 million over the past nine months. Starbucks spokesman Alan Gulick said the Seattle Police Department ...

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Fired Exec: Non-Compete Clause a Fiction

A Carroll County supermarket design consultant has accused a former employer of telling prospective employers that he was barred from working in the industry by an agreement not to compete.The claim was especially galling because the employer had fired him, ...

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Fighting for, and Over, the Green

One environmental group has sued another over an island in the Potomac River, claiming that the defendant owes it somewhere between $125,000 and $3.1 million for services rendered in preserving the land as a forest. The plaintiff, Environmental Banc & ...

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Former Palczynski Hostages Sue Killer’s EstateThree Baltimore County residents who say that Joseph C. Palczynski Jr. held them hostage in their Bevans Lane home March 17 have sued Palczynski’s estate. Marie L. Wilkinson, Douglas L. Wilkinson and their minor son, ...

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