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Md. courts to suspend non-essential activities, postpone jury trials

Maryland courts will suspend all non-essential judicial activities effective immediately and suspend all jury trials beginning Monday in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued an order Thursday evening suspending out-of-state and out-of-country travel, requiring the minimization ...

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Law firm seeks more than $470K from ex-client ‘Money Guy’ Rousseaux

Former investment adviser Philip Rousseaux is embroiled in another legal battle, this time with his attorneys, who claim he spent more than a year avoiding being served with their lawsuit seeking to recover more than $470,000 in unpaid fees. Rousseaux ...

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Federal courts in Md. to delay jury trials, restrict entry

Federal courts in Maryland will postpone jury trials beginning Monday and are restricting entry to individuals with travel history or contacts that place them at risk of contracting coronavirus. U.S. District Chief Judge James K. Bredar said Thursday afternoon that he ...

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Businessman pleads guilty to bribing ex-Del. Cheryl Glenn

A Baltimore businessman pleaded guilty Monday to bribing former Maryland Del. Cheryl Glenn to introduce legislation and help at least two companies obtain medical cannabis-related licenses. Lance Lucas, 44, pleaded guilty to honest services wire fraud and violation of the Travel Act for ...

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Baltimore defense attorney pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story misstated the facts the defendant admitted to as part of his plea agreement, which were detailed in a news release from the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. The Attorney General’s Office ...

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BPW to vote on millions in compensation for 3 wrongfully convicted men

Three men wrongfully convicted for a 1983 murder will receive $2.9 million each in compensation if the Maryland Board of Public Works votes to approve the payments on Wednesday. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were convicted of murder in ...

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Issue of exoneree compensation returns to General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS — A push to reform and streamline the way Maryland compensates the wrongly convicted was heard in two General Assembly committees Wednesday. Senate Bill 797 and House Bill 985 propose requiring the Maryland Board of Public Works to pay individuals ...

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