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German federal court sides with Lindt in gold bunny battle

BERLIN — A German federal court ruled Thursday that the golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli’s Gold Bunny, a popular chocolate Easter bunny, enjoys protected status. The Federal Court of Justice delivered its verdict in a ...

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Hispanic, Black Langley Park tenants sue landlord, allege housing bias

A real estate investment company intentionally neglected its two Langley Park properties to maximize shareholder profits without regard for the health and financial well-being of its low-income tenants, who are exclusively Hispanic or Black, a civil rights group has alleged ...

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Prince George’s County settles lawsuit with Black, Hispanic officers

Prince George’s County will pay $8 million and its police department will change its methods for promoting officers to prevent the possibility of discrimination against Blacks and Hispanics who apply for promotion, under a settlement the department has reached with ...

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EEOC accuses Hanover industrial staffing firm of sex bias

A Hanover-based industrial staffing company has refused to hire or assign women to demolition and laborer positions and has asked its clients if they preferred male or female workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has alleged in a lawsuit ...

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Baltimore police chief apologizes, city settles Harlem Park lockdown lawsuit

Baltimore’s police commissioner has apologized for the department’s six-day lockdown of the city’s Harlem Park section following a detective’s 2017 shooting death, saying the controversial law enforcement action was grossly improper and damaged the public’s trust, according to attorneys for ...

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Hogan names state’s attorney to Carroll County Circuit Court

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday named Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian L. DeLeonardo to the Carroll County Circuit Court. DeLeonardo, a Republican who has served as the county’s chief prosecutor since 2014, will succeed retired Carroll County Circuit Judge ...

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Frosh seeks dismissal of challenge to state’s puppy mill ban on dog sales

Maryland’s ban on retail pet stores selling dogs while allowing nonprofit canine rescues and shelters to continue with sales beginning July 1 does not violate the constitutional guarantee of equal treatment under the law, the state’s attorney general has told ...

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Investor sues Emergent BioSolutions for alleged fraud, seeks class action

Emergent BioSolutions Inc.’s ruination of 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine at its Baltimore plant was not as unexpected as the Gaithersburg-based company would have the public believe, an investor has alleged in a potential class-action lawsuit accusing the business ...

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