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Second try at finding Baltimore casino developer moving forward

The state’s second attempt to find a developer to build a casino in Baltimore will move forward after the disqualified winner of the first attempt dropped his request on Wednesday that the courts put the process on ice. The move ...

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Cordish $600M defamation suit now in federal court

The Cordish Cos.’ defamation lawsuit against the majority owner of Indianapolis Downs LLC has been moved to U.S. District Court, District of Maryland. The $600 million suit, which claims that the Maryland Jockey Club and Indianapolis Downs conspired to prevent ...

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Editorial: High stakes video poker

There is an understandable urgency to get Baltimore’s slots casino back on track, but it’s not clear whether steps taken this week will help or hurt that cause. The process has been mired in legal machinations since December 2009 when ...

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Baltimore casino plans face new legal hurdle

The state’s second effort to bring a casino to Baltimore and a developer’s drive to stop it both inched forward Wednesday, setting up a court battle in the coming days that could determine how soon slot machines are up and ...

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Bernstein opens trial of Baltimore officers accused of kidnapping

Gregg Bernstein introduced himself to jurors Wednesday as the Baltimore City state’s attorney. Then he introduced the three police officers accused of kidnapping and abandoning two Baltimore teenagers, pointing to each one for emphasis. “They thought that just because they ...

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Waiting for ruling, State Center developer is optimistic

While both sides await a ruling by a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge in a bitter court feud over the $1.5 billion redevelopment of State Center, the chief developer of the project said she remains committed to moving forward. Caroline ...

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Bernstein prevails, gets 1 trial for 3 officers

Gregg Bernstein lost his first contention Thursday while trying his inaugural case as Baltimore City state’s attorney. But prosecutors ultimately prevailed on a key, preliminary issue when a judge ruled three police officers accused of kidnapping and abandoning two Baltimore ...

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Trying cases will benefit Bernstein, say other state’s attorneys

Stuart O. Simms tried murder cases, drug cases and even appeared in juvenile court when he served as Baltimore City state’s attorney in the late 1980s and early 1990s. No matter the cases he selected, his goal was never to ...

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Carbon monoxide leak lawsuits settle

Thirty-four restaurant workers who claim they suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at a waterfront hotel in early 2008 have settled their claims with the hotel’s owner and operator. The confidential settlement includes 20 restaurant workers who were awarded nearly $34 million ...

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Human rights symposium to celebrate 100 years of Legal Aid

In 1911, the Legal Aid Bureau was founded in Baltimore by the Federated Charities as part of a trend to form societies to help immigrants and the poor with their legal problems. Fast-forward a century, and Legal Aid is inventing ...

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