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Baltimore Lawyers and Judges Of the 20th Century

In 1900, 24 preeminent judges and lawyers of the 18th and 19th centuries were honored by the inscription of their names around the frieze of the Supreme Bench Courtroom in the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse, known then as the ...

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CSA Reverses Murder Conviction

Shoddy documentation and authentication of gunshot primer-residue tests by a Baltimore City police technician required the reversal of a second-degree murder conviction, the Court of Special Appeals held yesterday.The results of the test were inadmissible because the state failed to ...

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Officer, FBI Agent Indicted in K-9 Incident

A Prince George’s County police sergeant who asked a Takoma Park police officer if his police dog “could take a bite” out of a non-resisting arrestee — and who then released the dog, which bit the arrestee — was indicted ...

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Baltimore Lawyers and Judges Of the 20th Century

In 1900, 24 preeminent judges and lawyers of the 18th and 19th centuries were honored by the inscription of their names around the frieze of the Supreme Bench Courtroom in the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse, known then as the ...

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Trucking Firm Draws Fire from EEOC Over Hiring Practices Investigation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed an enforcement action against PJAX Inc., alleging that the multistate trucking firm is stonewalling the agency’s investigation into charges of illegal hiring practices by the company. A federal judge in Baltimore yesterday ordered ...

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Courts See Spike in Fen-Phen Cases

Despite gaining approval last month of the settlement of a nationwide class-action suit, the makers and distributors of the diet drug fenfluramine — half the “fen-phen” cocktail — have a long road of litigation ahead of them.“There have been between ...

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Life Sentence Without Parole for Donald A. White

The first man convicted in the robbery-related murder of off-duty Baltimore County police Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero will spend the rest of his life in prison with no possibility of parole, a judge ruled yesterday.Donald Antonio White Jr., 19, declined ...

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MSBA Board Overwhelmingly Rejects Multidisciplinary Practice for Lawyers

Mirroring decisions made by the American Bar Association and state bar associations in New York, Illinois and other states, the Maryland State Bar Association’s board of governors voted Monday night against allowing Maryland attorneys to participate in multidisciplinary practices.“The main ...

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LAW SUMMARY

Garrett College Offers Juvenile Justice ProgramGarrett Community College will offer the state’s first degree program in juvenile justice, a program embraced by state officials nine months after Maryland-run boot camps were shut down because of alleged abuses by guards. The ...

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Former Supermax Guard Sues for $30M

A former prison guard who claims he was handcuffed and abused by his shift supervisor following an incident at Supermax filed a $30 million lawsuit yesterday against his former employer. Jamie B. Saffell, 28, alleges that Division of Correction Maj. ...

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