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Appellate Courts

CSA revives suit over Montgomery County storm system

A Maryland appeals court has revived a water-pollution lawsuit over a municipal storm system permit the state issued to Montgomery County in 2009, saying the environmental groups who brought the claim can sue because one of their members is an “avid paddler” in the allegedly polluted Potomac River.

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Manslaughter conviction affirmed in fight over Canton parking place

A man who killed an off-duty Baltimore police officer during a fight over a Canton parking space was properly convicted of involuntary manslaughter, the Court of Special Appeals held Monday. Sian James, 26 at the time of his April 2011 trial, said he acted in self-defense when he threw a piece of concrete at Officer Brian Stevenson’s head on Oct. 16, 2010.

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Court of Special Appeals upholds cops’ convictions in drop-off cases

The Court of Special Appeals has affirmed the misconduct convictions of two Baltimore police officers who picked up two teenagers in an unmarked van while on patrol and dropped them off miles from their homes — one of them without socks or shoes.

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