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Judge dismisses federal suit over ‘live burn’ fatality

The “live burn” training exercise that cost Racheal Wilson her life does not create grounds for a civil rights action in U.S. District Court, a federal judge has ruled. Although it would have meant failing the program, Wilson could have ...

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Millersville woman can’t file bad-faith claim in Baltimore

Though her car crash occurred in Millersville, Christina Thompson of Anne Arundel County tried to sue her auto insurer in Baltimore City Circuit Court, saying a state law expressly permits lawsuits to be filed in the city whenever the allegation ...

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New trial granted to Amtrak worker’s widow

A widow can pursue a wrongful-death claim against Amtrak because the trial judge failed to tell jurors that assumption of risk is no defense in the case of a railroad worker killed on the job, Maryland’s top court ruled Wednesday. ...

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Md. Court of Appeals: Child’s best interests are ‘transcendent’

Calling a child’s best interests “transcendent,” Maryland’s top court has ordered a Baltimore juvenile court to reconsider its decision allowing a mother with a history of neglect to retain parental rights. The Court of Appeals said the lower court “erroneously” ...

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No stemming the tide of Md. foreclosure cases

W. Michel Pierson, the judge overseeing the foreclosure docket review for the Baltimore City Circuit Court, apologizes to visitors in his chambers for the files stacked around his office, including some featuring the now-infamous corrective affidavits. To say he has ...

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