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AG files criminal charges against St. Vincent’s Infant Asylum developer (access required)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh filed criminal charges Monday against a developer who demolished the historic St. Vincent’s Infant Asylum buildings in Baltimore without proper permits and notices. An eight-count criminal information filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court alleges that William ...

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Despite 35,080-case backlog, asbestos docket is under control, Judiciary says (access required)

The Baltimore City Circuit Court’s efforts to reduce its backlog of asbestos cases belies any need for statutory, regulatory or budgetary changes to how these personal injury claims are currently handled, the Maryland Judiciary stated this week in a report ...

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War of words: Asbestos-suit battle centers on ‘victims,’ ‘industry’ (access required)

Foster Wheeler LLC and the family of a man who allegedly died from exposure to the company’s asbestos-containing products are engaged in a war of words as the family’s lawsuit heads toward trial in federal court in Baltimore. Specifically, the ...

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Judge: Company cannot pin mesothelioma case on Bethlehem Steel (access required)

Foster Wheeler LLC cannot pin on Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Shipyard the fatal disease a man allegedly contracted during his 30 years working at the Baltimore-area yard that used asbestos-containing products that Foster Wheeler supplied, a federal judge has ruled ...

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Plaintiff, defense attorneys vie over best way to shrink asbestos docket (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants in more than 22,000 pending asbestos cases in Baltimore squared off before a Senate panel Tuesday over the best way to shrink the docket in the city’s circuit court. Armand J. Volta Jr., ...

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