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Baltimore attorney charged with smuggling Suboxone into prison

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A Baltimore attorney was charged with misdemeanor drug offenses after prison officials said he smuggled Suboxone to a client. Steven Thurman Mitchell, 54, was charged Friday in Washington County District Court with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of ...

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Jury awards $140K for concealed flood issues in Hyattsville home

At Donta Newton’s trial, his lawyer believed permitting an alternate juror to attend the deliberations would help ensure against a mistrial, despite rule that requires a judge to excuse alternates when deliberations begin. But Newton was found guilty of attempted murder and given a life sentence; now, the Court of Appeals is considering whether his lawyer was ineffective. (Deposit stock image)

A Prince George’s County jury found two real estate agents liable recently for concealing flooding issues in a home they flipped. The jury awarded $140,000 to the homeowner, including $5,000 in punitive damages, finding fraudulent misrepresentation and violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection ...

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