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Victims’ groups seek to end appearance fee in Md. protective orders (access required)

Groups representing Maryland domestic violence victims are urging lawmakers to enact legislation barring circuit court clerks from charging attorneys an appearance fee in protective order proceedings, saying the $10 to $20 charge creates a needless hurdle to legal representation at ...

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Judge orders Baltimore to pay $44K in nondisparagement case (access required)

A federal judge Monday ordered Baltimore to pay a woman more than $44,000 for having withheld half the money she was owed in settlement of her police brutality claim because she had publicly criticized officers in violation of the agreement’s ...

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Law firm seeks more than $470K from ex-client ‘Money Guy’ Rousseaux (access required)

Former investment adviser Philip Rousseaux is embroiled in another legal battle, this time with his attorneys, who claim he spent more than a year avoiding being served with their lawsuit seeking to recover more than $470,000 in unpaid fees. Rousseaux ...

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Md. appeals court: De facto parents may get attorney’s fees in custody cases (access required)

Adults so intimately connected to a child’s upbringing as to be de facto parents are eligible for attorney’s fees when their right to custody, visitation or support is challenged without substantial justification by another party, Maryland’s second-highest court has held. ...

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Fingerprinting lawyers reveals past convictions

Welcome to Monday, the 56th anniversary of the premiere of the television soap opera “General Hospital.” Here are some news items to get your week started: — California’s mandatory fingerprinting of lawyers reveals past convictions. — In trial testimony, ex-Sen. ...

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State seeks change to ruling on segregation on Md. colleges (access required)

The state is asking a federal judge to vacate her judgment from October 2013 finding Maryland’s state colleges and universities maintained traces of past segregation, arguing the court’s decision was based on flawed reasoning that came to light during this ...

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Attorneys for HBCUs seek more than $20M in fees in federal lawsuit (access required)

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit over segregation’s lingering impact on Maryland’s state universities are seeking more than $20 million in attorneys’ fees at the close of more than a decade of litigation. The Coalition for Excellence and Equity in Maryland ...

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Judge orders EEOC to pay nearly $1M in attorneys’ fees (access required)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission must pay nearly $1 million in attorney’s fees for continuing to pursue a race discrimination claim after becoming well aware of the “incredibly shoddy work” of its expert witness, a federal judge in Greenbelt has ruled.

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