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Hogan names judges for Baltimore, Wicomico circuit courts

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Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday named two prosecutors and a criminal defense attorney to circuit court judgeships. Myshala E. Middleton, with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Assistant Worcester County State’s Attorney Karen M. Dean will join the Baltimore City ...

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Baltimore prosecutors, defense, court work to reduce activity and decrease jail population

Baltimore City Circuit Court. (File photo)

Criminal justice partners in Baltimore, which has the highest volume of criminal cases in the state, are working to reduce courthouse traffic, caseloads and the inmate population as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told prosecutors ...

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4th Circuit affirms remand of Baltimore climate change lawsuit

Some of the city's Class A office space can be seen by the Inner Harbor. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Baltimore’s lawsuit against fossil fuel companies over climate change was properly sent back to state court, marking a major victory for the city, which seeks to keep its pursuit of damages from the defendants ...

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Family of man killed at excavation site files suit for wrongful death

Baltimore City Circuit Court. (File photo)

The family of a 20-year-old man who was buried alive while working at a Baltimore excavation site is suing the city and a contractor for negligently failing to protect against cave-ins. Kyle Hancock died on June 6, 2018, after being buried in ...

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Jury awards $5.8M in wrongful death case against UMMS

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A Baltimore jury awarded more than $5.8 million to the family of a woman who died from complications following a heart valve replacement at a University of Maryland Medical System facility in 2016. Elsie Mae Mason had valve replacement surgery on ...

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Baltimore court to move away from criminal, civil assignments in 2020

Baltimore City Circuit Court. (File photo)

The majority of Baltimore City Circuit Court judges will be eligible to hear either civil or criminal cases on any given day beginning next month, causing some attorneys and stakeholders to express concern about logistics and the management of resources. Judicial ...

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Baltimore judge hurt by metal pitcher allegedly thrown by defendant

Wanda Keyes Heard, chief judge for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland. (File Photo/Maximilian Franz)

A Baltimore man sentenced to decades in prison in a sexual assault case is facing additional charges for allegedly throwing an object at the sentencing judge’s head Wednesday morning. Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda Keyes Heard sentenced Travis Burroughs, 36, to life ...

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Angelos firm urges legislature to allow consolidated asbestos cases

Among those scheduled to testify Tuesday in Annapolis before a Senate committee on the backlog of asbestos cases in Baltimore is Peter G. Angelos, whose firm has a majority of the pending cases. (File photo)

With a massive backlog of asbestos cases in Baltimore City Circuit Court, the Law Offices of Peter Angelos continues to push the Maryland General Assembly to permit the firm to consolidate the cases. Despite efforts by the court to substantially ...

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Administrative Office of the Courts to appeal order on Case Search ‘key’

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The Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts will appeal a judge’s ruling ordering it to disclose a key to identify District Court judges in the public Case Search database. Judges’ names are not displayed in District Court cases in the database but ...

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Jury finds Kennedy Krieger liable for lead exposure for study participant’s sibling

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A Baltimore jury found Kennedy Krieger Institute liable for the lead exposure of a child whose sibling was part of its lead paint study in the 1990s, marking the first time there has been a verdict against the institute for the ...

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