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Jan 2, 2019

Baltimore seeks Court of Appeals input on damage cap in ‘Riot Act’ lawsuit

Baltimore is asking for Maryland’s top court to be allowed to answer novel questions of state law involved in federal litigation over damages to businesses sustained in riots in April 2015. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sided with the plaintiffs last month and declined to limit the potential damages for the businesses. The […]

Dec 19, 2018

Judge denies city’s request to cap potential damages in ‘Riot Act’ case

A federal judge declined to limit the potential damage claims of dozens of Baltimore businesses suing the city for failing to effectively respond to the 2015 unrest. Baltimore asked for a declaratory judgment that the state’s statutory cap on damages when suing a municipality applied to the case, limiting the nearly 70 plaintiffs’ recovery to […]

Nov 14, 2018

Parties to ‘Riot Act’ lawsuit postpone settlement talks

Parties to a massive lawsuit by dozens of Baltimore businesses over the city’s response to the 2015 unrest won’t come to the settlement table until they are finished exchanging and reviewing thousands of pages of documents in discovery. The lawsuit, filed last year, makes claims under the Maryland Riot Act, which creates a cause of […]

Feb 2, 2018

Baltimore jury awards $130K for broken arm in arrest during ’15 unrest

A Baltimore jury on Friday awarded $130,000 to a man whose arm was broken by police when he was forcibly removed from a bus during the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. Myreq Williams was attempting to get to his grandmother’s house in April 2015 before the city’s 10 p.m. curfew went […]

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