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No evidence of harm, no injunction

A Black Muslim may claim the mantle of his sect’s founding prophet against the wishes of the sect, under a decision published by Court of Appeals yesterday. Reversing the Court of Special Appeals, the state’s top court lifted a permanent ...

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Concorde victims’ relatives sue in New York Relatives of three German victims of the crash of a Concorde outside Paris in July filed suit in U.S. District Court in New York yesterday against operator Air France, Continental Airlines Inc. and ...

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Team cites ‘substantial burden’ of litigating damages due amateur artist; argues that high court is likely to reverse

[IMGCAP(1)] As the Baltimore Ravens prepared for their successful battle against the Tennessee Titans last Sunday in the AFC divisional playoff, their legal team was gearing up for another sort of face-off: a move to delay the damages phase of ...

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Wells, Liddy prepare for defamation trial

The skirmishing began in earnest yesterday in the $5 million defamation suit by a former Democratic National Committee secretary against Watergate burglar turned radio talk-show host G. Gordon Liddy, as a federal judge in Baltimore heard pretrial motions in an ...

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CSA hears Black & Decker appeal

A $1 million jury verdict against Black & Decker and its former public relations firm’s star employee — whom the Towson-based toolmaker hired in violation of an employee nonsolicitation agreement after it fired the PR firm — was revisited yesterday ...

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Court of Appeals clarifies UCC rule on warranties of future performance

The state’s top court took a pro-consumer stand on warranties yesterday, but it wasn’t enough to help the consumers in the case before it: a couple who purchased a mobile home with a 12-month warranty in 1988 but didn’t file ...

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NetZero gets TRO against JunoInternet service provider NetZero Inc. said yesterday it has gotten a temporary restraining order against rival Juno Online Services Inc. as part of their ongoing patent litigation. The dispute is focused on a process that lets ...

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Second-chance felon faces tampering charge

A felon whose conviction for possession of a handgun was vacated and remanded by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals now faces a six-count federal indictment for perjury and witness tampering.Federal prosecutors in Baltimore have charged Donte Hammond, currently ...

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Q&A – Judge David B. Mitchell

Two years ago, Judge David B. Mitchell took charge of the troubled Baltimore City Circuit Court. As judge in charge, Mitchell has implemented policies and procedures to reduce the number of backlogged cases. The Daily Record recently sat down with ...

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