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SlickThe snows of ’96 linger in the halls of justice: This week the Court of Special Appeals revived a hockey season-ticket holder’s lawsuit over a slip-and-fall at what is now the USAir Arena in Landover. The lower court said Kerry ...

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1 in 11 plants in ‘serious violation’ of pollution limits, group charges

Nearly one in 10 of the state’s largest industrial, municipal and federal facilities discharged pollutants over the legal limit “at least once” during a 15-month period, and many are in “serious violation” of the Clean Water Act, according to a ...

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UMMS professor sues for defamation

An associate professor at the University of Maryland Medical School is suing the school’s Baltimore Foundation Inc. and its institutional review board director, alleging that his appointment was not renewed due to the IRB director’s defamatory remarks. Andrew R. Coggan ...

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ON ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Using Mediation Effectively

For many clients, civil litigation is an inefficient, needlessly fractious and expensive way to resolve a dispute. Lawyers should always be searching for ways to serve our clients better and avoid the pitfalls of litigation. If it is in our ...

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Movie-quality video images replace antiquated gear at city bail reviews

Related Stories Public Safety and Public Defender Strike Deal to Fix Video Bail Gear (December 7, 2000)Meeting of the Minds on Video Bail (December 6, 2000)Judge Pulls the Plug on Video Bail; Orders Detainees to Wabash Court (December 5, 2000)Video ...

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Officials: No evidence links guard to stickersMaryland prison officials say they have no evidence that a guard believed to be a white supremacist was involved in plastering racist stickers on public property in York, Pa. The Division of Correction has ...

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HR managers get a course in navigating the shoals of employment law

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston held its 15th annual employment law update on Tuesday at the Baltimore Convention Center. About 200 invited guests attended — mainly human resource managers from the law firm’s corporate clients, said Kevin C. McCormick, chairman of ...

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A mixed bag of change

A workers’ compensation award of less than $4 a week might not seem worth fighting over. But to one shipbuilder, it was. Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. not only contested the award of $3.78 a week in lost ...

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Union sues Allegheny Power over intermittent leave policy

The Family and Medical Leave Act allows employers to require workers to use accrued vacation time before unpaid FMLA leave. But can the employer require workers who need just a few hours off to take full days of paid vacation ...

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N.C. Waffle House, franchisee face racism suit Five black members of a gospel singing group alleged in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed yesterday they were denied service at a Waffle House restaurant in North Carolina so four white patrons ...

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