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Tag Archives: Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson

Judge delays hearing until attorney for city is present

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge noticed someone was missing from his courtroom Wednesday when attorneys for a teenager picked up and allegedly abandoned by police officers argued that the city had reneged on its agreement to pay the boy’s ...

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History of Okoli’s litigation against the city of Baltimore

A federal jury awarded Katrina Okoli $60,000 in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Baltimore over her retaliatory firing by the former executive director of the Baltimore Commission on Aging and Retirement Education. Okoli claimed she was forcibly ...

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After years of litigation, pro se plaintiff Katrina Okoli still fighting city hall

In her six-year fight with her former employer, the city of Baltimore, Katrina Okoli has managed to flout two maxims: that you can’t fight city hall and that those who represent themselves in court have a fool for a client. ...

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DLA Piper partner Machen to work for city

After three decades representing developers in deals as a partner at DLA Piper, veteran real estate lawyer John P. “Jack” Machen will be switching sides later this year as he joins Piper alum and City Solicitor George A. Nilson in ...

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Baltimore pays $340K to settle three accident claims

Baltimore’s spending board on Wednesday approved payments to settle three accident claims, including one for a small group of people killed by a fire engine and another involving a man hit by a bookmobile. In the first settlement, the Board ...

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Settlement ends fight over floating walkway

The Baltimore Board of Estimates last week approved a settlement with the developer of The Moorings at Canton and the homeowners’ association there, ending a multiyear dispute over a pedestrian promenade along the waterfront. The settlement will have the city ...

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Senator to close for renovations for at least six months

The historic art deco palace in north Baltimore known as the Senator Theatre has closed — for at least six months. When it reopens around Christmas time, it will have three new theaters, a restored main auditorium complete with comfy ...

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Woman sues over electrical shock suffered at circuit court

A Baltimore woman who claims she suffered a debilitating shock last month while being scanned in court by a metal-detecting wand is suing the city Friday, alleging violations of her constitutional right to due process and her statutory right to ...

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Board of Estimates OKs two police-related settlements

The Baltimore Board of Estimates last week approved a $155,000 settlement with a Baltimore couple who had sued the city police department after police searched the husband in the street for drugs. Wesley Williams and Shaney Pendelton, who have two ...

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Baltimore, Unisys battle over breach of contract for integrated tax program

Ten years ago, Baltimore officials awarded an $11.4 million contract to Unisys Corp. to completely overhaul the city’s archaic property tax software. Phase one of the new system was to “go live” in November 2003. Since that time, there have ...

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