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Maryland joins dozens of states in anti-trust lawsuit against Google

DENVER — Maryland joined dozens of states that filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Google on Thursday, alleging that the search giant has an illegal monopoly over the online search market that hurts consumers and advertisers. The lawsuit, announced by Colorado ...

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Student school board member faces Md. constitutional challenge

Having a high school student serve as a voting member on the county school board upon election by fellow pupils violates the Maryland Constitution, Howard County public school parents seeking a safe resumption of in-class learning amid the pandemic stated ...

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Pet waste removal company settles pregnancy bias claim in Rockville

A pet waste removal company will pay a former employee $40,000 in settlement of a federal lawsuit alleging it fired the woman from its Rockville facility because she was pregnant. DoodyCalls Inc. admitted no wrongdoing in agreeing to settle with ...

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Montgomery criminal trials suspended as COVID hits state’s attorney’s office

Criminal trials in Maryland District Court have been suspended in Montgomery County until at least Dec. 21 as 20 employees of the state’s attorney’s office there have been sidelined by the COVID-19 virus, either by testing positive or having been ...

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Bethesda attorney indicted for role in $12.5M fraud scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted a Bethesda lawyer on fraud and money laundering charges in connection with his alleged role in a scheme to defraud financial institutions of more than $12.5 million held on behalf of the Somali government. ...

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Judge: Va. workers’ comp bar won’t apply to Md. employees

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia statute that blocks tort recovery against a fellow employee for on-the-job injuries doesn’t apply when those injuries were covered by Maryland, not Virginia, workers’ comp law, a circuit judge has ruled. The Nov. 13 decision ...

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Gun rights advocates renew challenge to Md. assault weapons ban

Gun rights advocates have taken aim again at Maryland’s assault weapons ban, hoping a reconstituted and more conservative U.S. Supreme Court will consider and overturn a 2017 lower court ruling upholding the constitutionality of the state’s prohibition. In papers filed ...

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Baltimore security firm settles Equal Pay Act claim with EEOC

A Baltimore-based security company has agreed to pay 10 women a total of $4,302 to settle a federal agency’s claim they were illegally paid less than their male colleagues for standing guard at events at Royal Farms Arena between October ...

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DeWolfe seeks suspension of misdemeanor proceedings

Chief Maryland Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe called on the state’s top jurist Monday to suspend misdemeanor trial proceedings in district court for all non-incarcerated defendants, except those alleging domestic violence, due to the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 in ...

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