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Fired poverty-agency chief sues, alleging reverse discrimination

Claiming a false allegation of child abuse led to her unlawful termination, the former executive director of a private, nonprofit poverty agency in Prince George’s County is suing her former employer for discrimination. Doris M. Adams, who was fired in ...

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Justice Kennedy rejects motion to bar FBI tape A Supreme Court justice on Friday rejected a defense motion to bar an FBI tape from the murder trial of a former Ku Klux Klansman in a 1963 church bombing that killed ...

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Assistance programs aid crime victims with understanding, advice – and pizza

This is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and few people know the meaning of “victim” — or “survivor” — like Montgomery County victim assistant John Lyon. Lyon and his family moved to Kensington from the Midwest in 1967 so that ...

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Girls’ Life settles teen privacy charge

A Baltimore-based company that publishes a magazine and operates a Web site for adolescent girls has agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission $30,000 in fines to settle a lawsuit accusing it of collecting children’s personal data without parental permission. ...

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Judge splits trial in challenge to Discovery’s corner on ‘Learning’

A federal judge in Greenbelt has agreed to bifurcate the trial of a trademark infringement fight between Bethesda-based Discovery Communications Inc. and Learning Network Inc. of San Francisco. The dispute centers on Learning Network’s plan to launch a curriculum-based educational ...

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Attorney General Ashcroft honors Maryland

Federal criminal debt collection in Maryland jumped to $7 million in the last fiscal year, doubling the $3.5 million collected the year before. FINE: LEADER The money goes to the Crime Victims Fund — and in recognition of the “extraordinary” ...

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Muslim settles suit against Convention CenterThe Baltimore City Convention Center and contractor So/Clean Janitorial & Cleaning Services settled a religious discrimination lawsuit filed against them by Wayne Jabari Latiff Kamau-Bey Jones over Jones’ refusal to remove a Muslim skull cap ...

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MTA dismissed a second time from bus cleaner’s sexual harassment suit

Story originally published March 22, 2001. A Baltimore City Circuit judge has dismissed sexual harassment claims against the Mass Transit Administration and an MTA employee, for a second time. However, Judge Evelyn O. Cannon denied summary judgment to Jacqueline Manikhi’s ...

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Attorney suspended indefinitely for soliciting girls in chat rooms

Related StoryAttorney in Chat-Room Sting Gets Another Chance to Keep Law License, (August 25, 2000) An attorney who claimed he was acting out his sexual fantasies when he used Internet chat rooms to arrange secret rendezvous with underage girls — ...

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CSTF pays $283K to fraud victim

The fund of last resort for clients defrauded by attorneys has paid out one the largest claims in its 38-year history, officials reported this week.The Client Security Trust Fund paid $283,200 to a California man defrauded by the lawyer who ...

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