Trial Courts

Judge dismisses suit over trucker’s death

A vehicle sits on the road by a missing section of guard rail along a segment of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel where a tractor-trailer went over the southbound side at the 15-mile marker, Thursday afternoon Feb. 9, 2017, near Virginia Beach, Virginia. The truck driver, Joseph Chen, died after heavy winds swept his tractor trailer off the 23-mile bridge-tunnel between Virginia Beach and the Delmarva Peninsula, and into the 45-degree, wind-swept waters below, authorities said. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

RICHMOND, VA — Despite concern with the way wind-related travel restrictions were handled at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the evidence was insufficient to show those problems caused the death of a truck driver whose rig went over the side ...

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Ex-Md. commerce official pleads guilty to distributing child porn


A former Maryland Department of Commerce official pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of distributing child pornography and could face at least five years in prison. According to the plea, Mathew Palmer distributed a pornographic video and photographs of ...

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Hyattsville consulting firm settles ADA claim with EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission headquarters and Washington Field Office. (Wikimedia Commons / AgnosticPreachersKid / “Woodward_and_Lothrop_Service_Warehouse” / CC BY-SA 3.0

A Washington-based management consulting firm will pay $60,000 in settlement of a claim that it violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired an employee in its Hyattsville office who needed six weeks of after-hours medical treatment for ...

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