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State seeks change to ruling on segregation on Md. colleges

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

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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Class counsel awarded $33M in attorneys’ fees in Nikita Levy case

A Baltimore judge has awarded the class counsel representing former patients of Nikita Levy nearly $33 million in attorneys' fees, less than half of what they requested from a $190 million settlement with Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Sylvester B. Cox repeatedly praised the class counsel's efforts and called the settlement "extraordinary."

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Maryland lawmakers weigh attorneys’ fees for constitutional violations

Government agencies and employees who violate an individual's rights under the Maryland constitution would be liable for attorneys' fees and court costs, in addition to damages, under legislation aimed at providing greater access to justice for low-income people.

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SOMERSET CO. SANITARY v. MALONE, consol. with MALONE v. SOMERSET

The issues they raise on appeal call into question the validity of the sewer connection to Malone’s property, the constitutionality of the District’s assessment method, Malone’s entitlement to a refund of the 2008 assessment, and the award of attorney’s fees to Malone.

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In the matter of the estate of Dorothy B. Sensibaugh

I. Whether the Orphans’ Court erred in allowing the Personal Representative to retain counsel under MD. CODE, EST. & TRUSTS § 7-401(x) (West 2014) without prior court approval and to seek the attorneys’ fees from the Estate without said approval. II. Whether the Orphans’ Court erred in finding Estate counsel was entitled to attorneys’ fees for administration of the Estate, as well as for defending against litigation brought by appellant.

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