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May 17, 2023

Jury awards $8.5M to Maryland woman after contracting genital herpes from ex-boyfriend

An Anne Arundel County jury awarded $8.5 million to a woman who contracted genital herpes from a former boyfriend, the woman's lawyer said.

Apr 18, 2019

Jury awards $1.9M to family of woman killed in Glen Burnie crash

An Anne Arundel County jury awarded $1.9 million to the family of a woman killed in 2016 when her vehicle was struck by a trash truck. Janet E. Stomps’ family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in 2017 alleging negligence by Bay Area Disposal and the truck driver, Robert Neal. The jury deliberated for approximately four hours […]

Apr 17, 2019

Baltimore’s Judge Russell denied peace order for Glen Burnie murder victim

A Baltimore judge facing a possible suspension denied a peace order recently for a Glen Burnie man who was allegedly killed Monday by the neighbor he named in the petition. Baltimore City District Judge Devy Patterson Russell has been sitting in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties while the Court of Appeals decides whether to impose discipline […]

Apr 3, 2019

Judge denies petition for relief from former Anne Arundel Co. executive

Former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold’s latest challenge to his 2013 conviction for misconduct in office was rejected by a judge Tuesday. Leopold resigned in 2013 and spent 30 days in jail after a judge found him guilty of using members of his security detail to perform political activities while on the job and for […]

Nov 16, 2018

Man accused in newspaper shootings to face trial next June

A judge has set a June 2019 trial date for a man accused of fatally shooting five staff members of the Maryland newspaper Capital Gazette earlier this year.

Oct 17, 2018

Opioid defendants seek consolidation of Anne Arundel, Baltimore litigation

The pharmaceutical defendants in two state-court lawsuits over their alleged role in Maryland’s opioid epidemic are seeking to transfer one case from Anne Arundel County to Baltimore for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

The judge's bench in a courtroom in Carroll County Circuit Court. (File photo)
Nov 9, 2017

Anne Arundel judge accused of ethics violation for questioning attorney about complaint

An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge is facing a disciplinary hearing after he allegedly chastised and badgered an attorney about a complaint against him that she filed.

Sep 22, 2017

Judge reduces damages by $1M for dog shot by police

An Anne Arundel County judge reduced the damages award to a man whose dog was shot by police by more than $1 million Friday after the county requested the verdict be remitted to comply with statutory caps. Michael Reeves was awarded $1.26 million in May by a jury that found Officer Michael Price grossly negligent […]

Sep 20, 2017

Baltimore lawyer’s lawsuit against Court of Appeals chief judge dismissed

A Baltimore lawyer’s lawsuit against Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera challenging the judicial appointment process has been dismissed. Rickey Nelson Jones, a Baltimore attorney who was not recommended to fill vacancies on the Anne Arundel Circuit Court bench in 2015, sued Barbera last year, claiming the failure of the local judicial nominating […]

Nov 9, 2016

$1.25M settlement reached in Anne Arundel Co. crash suit

A lawsuit filed by a Severna Park man who was in a coma for nine days after his car was hit by an alleged drunk driver has settled for $1.25 million. David Saul was driving his Ford Focus on Chestnut Tree Drive in Cape St. Claire, a suburb of Annapolis, at about 11:30 p.m. on July […]

Oct 27, 2015

Ex-candidate for House of Delegates sentenced for stealing high school booster funds

A one-time candidate for the House of Delegates will serve six months of house arrest after pleading guilty to stealing more than $17,500 from an Anne Arundel high school booster club. Steven D. Wyatt made “numerous unauthorized transactions” using the North County High School Athletic Boosters Association debit card while serving as president of the […]

Roger Taney
Jul 29, 2015

Judge comes to defense of Taney

Judges do not typically voice their opinions through the media, allowing their rulings to do the talking. But an Anne Arundel County judge wants to set the record straight about the former chief justice.

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