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Defamation Claim Rejected

A $48 million defamation suit brought by Reisterstown attorney Richard N. Foltz III backfired yesterday when a civil jury dismissed the claim that he was falsely accused of molesting a teen-age girl and instead awarded the girl more than $1 ...

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BGE, Deregulation Get Jolt

An association of out-of-state utility companies that wants to do business in Maryland has a tough legal battle ahead now that a city judge has lifted a temporary stay that kept BGE rate cuts from taking effect on schedule. While ...

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Asbestos Jury Splits Decision

A Baltimore jury awarded a total of $269,000 to eight of 14 plaintiffs on the same day another panel began deliberations in the last and largest plaintiffs’ group in the current series of asbestos trials.The jury for Baltimore City Circuit ...

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Testimony Ends; Foltz Defamation Suit Is Heading to Jury

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Girl: Was Abused Six Times

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AT&T Revives Suit Against Prince George’s Over County Franchise Fee

AT&T Communications of Maryland Inc. has refiled its lawsuit against Prince George’s County, challenging an ordinance requiring telecommunications companies to purchase a franchise to operate in the county. The suit, which was originally filed in U.S. District Court in October ...

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Dose of Bitter Medicine

The former head of one of the largest departments at the University of Maryland School of Medicine lost another legal battle yesterday in his efforts to recover damages from the school for removing him from his leadership position.The state’s intermediate ...

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Psychologist: Girl Fearful of Abuser

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Angeletti Takes Himself Out

[IMGCAP(1)]The retired judge assigned to help minimize the massive asbestos mini-trial docket has taken himself off the case —- a move that created rumblings in the legal community in Baltimore.Baltimore City Circuit Senior Judge Edward J. Angeletti, who was offered ...

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Attorney Testifies False Sexual Abuse Claims Made Neighbors Shun Him

Reisterstown attorney Richard N. Foltz III testified he was shunned by neighbors and his life was “devastated” after allegations surfaced that he molested a 14-year-old girl — his daughter’s best friend — during sleepovers at his house.“I’d wave to people ...

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