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$15M verdict returns to 4th Circuit, could be reargued

A federal appeals court won’t adopt briefs and arguments already made in Baltimore’s appeal of a $15 million wrongful conviction verdict, issuing an order Tuesday and rejecting the city’s request to expedite matters. A three-judge panel for the 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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4th Circuit extends mediation in dispute over Md. college segregation

Mediation between Maryland and its historically black institutions, scheduled to be completed by April 30, was extended by three months Thursday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the parties to mediate their dispute, which dates back to 2006, ...

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Baltimore seeks dismissal of outstanding claim in wrongful conviction suit

A wrongfully convicted man who already obtained a $15 million verdict against a Baltimore Police Department detective will continue litigating a claim of constitutional violations against the department after a federal appeals court dismissed an appeal of the verdict because the ...

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Retired detective seeks reversal of $15M wrongful-conviction verdict

A retired Baltimore Police Department detective is asking a federal appeals court to vacate a $15 million verdict awarded to a wrongfully incarcerated man who claimed the detective ignored and withheld exculpatory evidence. Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades in prison ...

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4th Circuit upholds dismissal of lawsuit claiming MDOT leaders retaliated against union

A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a First Amendment retaliation case filed by the head of a local transit union against Maryland Department of Transportation leaders. David McClure, head of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1300 representing bus drivers and ...

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4th Circuit orders parties to settle dispute over Md. college segregation

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered mediation for Maryland and its historically black institutions rather than ruling on cross-appeals argued last month in a lawsuit that dates back to 2006. The court issued a per curium order ...

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4th Circuit panel hears arguments in dispute over segregation at Md. colleges

An appellate panel will determine whether to allow a sweeping order to desegregate Maryland’s historically black institutions to stand after hearing arguments Tuesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on cross-appeals from the parties to a lawsuit filed ...

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4th Circuit sets December argument date for HBCU case

The parties to lengthy litigation over the treatment of historically black colleges and universities in Maryland will argue cross-appeals of a trial judge’s liability and remedy orders before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in December. The appellate court ...

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