Tag Archives: Baltimore City law department

City opposes paying full settlement to woman who sued over ‘gag orders’


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

Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, center, speaks Monday to the media at a news conference on the death of Freddie Gray. (Kevin Richardson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

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 files second class complaint against banks in federal court

“Just because it's controversial doesn’t make it unconstitutional,” Andre M. Davis, shown in a 2017 photo, told the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday in defending Baltimore's aerial surveillance program. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

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

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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

The HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Numbers released this week by the government show just a slight dip in people enrolled for Affordable Care Act coverage next year through HealthCare.gov. That’s the case even though the Republican-led Congress repealed fines for being uninsured effective Jan. 1. The drop _ from 8.8 million to 8.5 million _ was far less than experts forecast.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis (File photo)

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

‘Ultimately, what we're aiming for is the best model of community policing in the country, a police department that uses best practices in every area of policing and community involvement,’ Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis says of the goal of the consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

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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