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The Practice

Not for Nothing…Little Italy Case Settled for $450KPractitioners take note: the “confidential” in your confidential settlement may be a very fluid thing. Case in point: Last fall’s 11th-hour agreement in the feud between Giovanna M. “Gia” Blatterman</b. and her Little ...

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4th Circuit Sides with HUD

Holding that the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s treatment of Capitol Mortgage Bankers was “fair and reasonable,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision, thereby upholding the agency’s ability to terminate the lender’s right ...

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The Judiciary

Four Named to PGDCGov. Parris N. Glendening announced the appointment of four new judges to the District Court of Maryland for Prince George’s County. The newly appointed judges are Jean S. Baron, Mark T. O’Brien, Hassan A. El-Amin and Robert ...

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Pay Your Dues, Or Pay Your Bills&ne; This Firm Found a Way to Do Both

Fighting the good fight while making money: For most lawyers, that’s an oxymoron. Yet one Baltimore firm has proven the conventional wisdom is dead wrong. Brown, Goldstein & Levy has earned a stellar reputation as aggressive advocates in complex public ...

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During Summer Recess, Supreme Court Justices Become Globe-Trotters

Supreme Court justices, now on a three-month summer recess, like to use that time to travel — and have other people pick up the tab.Financial disclosure reports for 1999, released late last month, show the justices left the nation’s capital ...

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UM’s Delay in Renovating Building Didn’t Violate ADA, Judge Decides

The University of Maryland, College Park did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to make its faculty club accessible to individuals in wheelchairs for 10 years, a federal judge in Baltimore has ruled.Attorney Andrew D. Levy, who ...

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Widow Wonders Where the Money Went

An elderly west Baltimore widow who refinanced her mortgage for a $6,000 home improvement loan filed suit against her lender yesterday, claiming she got less than $500 at settlement, with the term of her mortgage doubled from 15 to 30 ...

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Fulton-Evans Jurors Hit Snags

A federal jury reported yesterday it had reached verdicts on some counts but was deadlocked on others in the fraud trial of state Del. Tony E. Fulton, D-Balto. City, and Annapolis lobbyist Gerard E. Evans.Judge J. Frederick Motz ordered the ...

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Court of Appeals Rejects Federal Rule On ‘Sham Affidavits’ in 4-3 Decision

A mother’s affidavit that contradicted her earlier sworn deposition testimony was enough to defeat a landlord’s motion for summary judgment in a lead-paint poisoning case, the Court of Appeals held yesterday.The 4-3 decision reverses the Court of Special Appeals, which ...

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There’s Nothing Mini About the Jury Pool

Apart from the enormous numbers of cases, clients and dollars tied up in the mass asbestos litigation just begun in Baltimore City Circuit Court, one of the least heralded but most important numbers is that of eligible citizens available to ...

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