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Jury Absolves Trainer of Negligence

A Baltimore County jury deliberated about 30 minutes on Friday before concluding that fitness trainer Charles “Pierre” Parker and Oasis Fitness Center Inc. were not liable for injuries sustained by Wenda Royster. Royster, host of a Radio One program on ...

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Judge Pulls the Plug on Video Bail; Orders Detainees to Wabash Court

Starting tomorrow, all detainees awaiting bail review hearings at the downtown Central Booking and Intake Facility will be transported to Wabash District Court in northwest Baltimore, effectively ending video bail hearings in Baltimore City until the technology is upgraded.Judge Keith ...

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Longtime Lawyer Suspended Indefinitely

A Riva attorney who violated multiple rules of professional conduct will be suspended from the practice of law indefinitely, the state’s highest court held yesterday.The Court of Appeals opinion upheld a finding by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Pamela ...

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U.S. Sues Columbia Computer Firm, Alleging Side Deals on IRS Contract

A Columbia computer maintenance and support company could end up owing the IRS a king’s ransom if the government can prove its False Claim Act allegations against it. The U.S. Attorney has accused Washington Data Systems Inc. and company President ...

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Judge Denies Foltz’ Motion for Retrial

Richard N. Foltz III, a Reisterstown attorney whose defamation trial backfired in August when a jury dismissed his claim that he had been falsely accused of molesting a teen-age girl and instead awarded the girl more than $1 million, last ...

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In a local link to the national election drama, Hunt Reporting Co. Inc. of Glen Burnie produced the transcripts of the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board ballot-counting that were used by counsel for the Republican National Committee in oral argument ...

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CSA Reverses Cocaine Conviction; Search, But No Crime, Happened Here

A Maryland court had no jurisdiction to hear a criminal case against a man who was arrested in Delaware but strip-searched at the Delmar police station in Maryland, the Court of Special Appeals held Friday.The decision overturns Benjamin Basil Fontaine’s ...

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State’s Tobacco Buyout Could Kill Amish and Mennonite Cash Crop

Speeding down windy Route 236 in St. Mary’s County, just south of the Charles County border, it’s the wood-planked barns and the overpowering musty-earthy perfume that let visitors know they’ve suddenly entered the heart of tobacco country.But it’s the horse-and-buggy ...

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Appeals Court Affirms Reduction In Damage Award Against Driggs

A Prince George’s County trial judge was correct in reducing a jury’s award of $5 million in punitive damages to less than $1 million in a commercial case because the award outweighed the gravity of the wrong that was being ...

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CSA Rejects Station Owner’s Bid for More lean-up Money from MDE

A gas station owner that paid more than $280,000 to clean two contaminated sites can’t recover more than one-fourth of that amount from the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Court of Special Appeals affirmed.Homes Oil Co. Inc. sought reimbursement ...

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