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City opposes paying full settlement to woman who sued over ‘gag orders’ (access required)

Despite public assurances that the city will no longer impose or enforce clauses restricting speech in police misconduct settlement agreements, Baltimore is arguing that it should not have to pay the woman whose federal lawsuit prompted the policy change. Ashley ...

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City law department recommends $40K settlement for unarmed man shot by police (access required)

The Baltimore Board of Estimates is set to approve a $40,000 payment Wednesday for a man who was shot by police in 2014 while he was unarmed and fleeing the scene of a burglary. Michael Johansen sued four officers and ...

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Baltimore seeks injunction against federal family planning rule (access required)

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Baltimore has filed a motion seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent a federal regulation from being implemented in the city that would prohibit family planning clinics receiving federal money from making abortion referrals. The federal Title X program, enacted in ...

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Baltimore files second class complaint against banks in federal court (access required)

Baltimore joined plaintiffs from around the country this week by filing a federal lawsuit in New York alleging a price-fixing conspiracy by banks that purchase and sell debt issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The city’s potential class-action suit is ...

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Baltimore files potential class action against banks, alleges rate fixing (access required)

Baltimore filed a potential class action lawsuit in New York Monday against a group of banks the city says conspired to fix interest rates of variable rate demand obligations, or VRDOs. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the ...

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Trump administration moves to dismiss Baltimore’s ACA lawsuit (access required)

The Trump administration filed a motion Monday seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a group of cities, including Baltimore, critical of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Baltimore, Columbus, Cincinnati and Chicago filed suit in August alleging ...

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Baltimore to seek ruling on indemnification for Gun Trace Task Force lawsuits (access required)

The Baltimore City Law Department plans to file a motion in the coming weeks arguing the city does not have to indemnify any of the Gun Trace Task Force officers named as defendants in civil lawsuits.

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Baltimore native Davis eager to guide hometown through consent decree as new city solicitor (access required)

As Baltimore native Andre M. Davis watched the city negotiate a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice in the waning days of the Obama administration, he was thinking about a job opportunity he had recently turned down: running ...

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