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U.S. Judge Enforces EEOC Order to PJAX Maryland’s U.S. District Chief Judge J. Frederick Motz has ordered PJAX Inc. to comply with an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission subpoena issued in the course of its investigation of the firm’s alleged unlawful ...

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Newbies Still Need Ethics TrainingTop Court Extends Course RequirementMaryland’s requirement that newly minted attorneys attend a one-day course on professionalism was extended for another 10 years by the Court of Appeals — just in time for this week’s course at ...

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Seat Pleasant Files for Cert on Runoff

It’s not just the presidential election that could be decided in court. The top two vote-getters in the hotly contested election for mayor of 5,500-person Seat Pleasant want the Court of Appeals weigh in on a race that was decided ...

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‘Live at the Left Bank’ CD Series Brings New Life to Jazz Society

Culturally speaking, a lot of Baltimoreans say the city hit bottom in 1984 after the Colts slunk out of town in Mayflower vans. But local jazz fans beg to differ: They point, instead, to the demise of the venerable Left ...

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Rent Court Gets New Lease

Baltimore’s beleaguered rent court will get an overhaul in January, following an agreement struck yesterday between the city’s district court and a public interest law firm that represents many of the mostly poor, black and female tenants who jam the ...

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Civil Servant Wins Second Chance To Contest Hiring of Subordinates

Baltimore City may not fill a vacant position by using its administrative policy manual’s “in lieu of” clause to promote a subordinate unless there are no names on the reemployment list for that vacancy, the Court of Special Appeals held ...

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Trial Opens in Suit Against TrainerTrial began yesterday in the case of a woman who claims that her personal trainer dropped a weight on her head, thereby causing a normally benign brain malformation to require “extensive surgery” and “a complete ...

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Officer Overstepped Terry Bounds

While a Montgomery County police officer had reasonable suspicion to stop a juvenile and frisk him for weapons, the officer overstepped the bounds of a Terry stop when he ordered the boy to lie on the ground, handcuffed him and ...

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Officer Freed from ‘Catch 22’ in Disciplinary Action by Town of Cheverly

A police department may not revoke an officer’s certification to make arrests and then bypass disciplinary procedures because he isn’t an “officer,” the Court of Special Appeals held yesterday.The decision is a win for Derek Leocadio Day, a 19-year veteran ...

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Suit Over Berth for Drug Rehab Ship Draws to a Close in Federal Court

A lawsuit alleging that the Maryland Port Authority violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying a berth to a shipboard drug-abuse clinic for women is slated to go to a jury this morning. Project Life Inc. accuses state officials ...

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