Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Billy Murphy; Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
William “Billy” H. Murphy, Jr., senior partner at the Baltimore-based law firm Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, joins Sloane Brown to talk about how his family history shaped him as a person, as an attorney and a former judge, and as a prominent civil rights advocate.
UM takes responsibility for mistakes in player death
The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes."
Look to these 10 to impact the 2018 Md. legislative session
Ten to watch: look to these 10 men and women to make a big impact on the 2018 Maryland legislative session
Family sues Baltimore bar owners for failing to prevent fatal shooting
The family of a Baltimore man killed in a 2012 bar shooting is suing the owners for negligence and wrongful death, alleging the bar failed to protect him despite knowing patrons routinely carried deadly weapons on the premises. Clarence L. Ross was at CrossRoads Station on Sept. 16, 2012 when another patron fired a gun […]
U.S. investigates Baltimore police-custody death
The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said police had no reason to stop the man.
Top 5: ‘We like big cases’
Jury deliberations in an Anne Arundel County capital murder case and a pioneering change in Maryland corporate law are among the most-read legal affairs stories of the week. The list also includes to titans of the Baltimore legal scene teaming up to take on Facebook and a Court of Appeals ruling on DNA evidence. The […]
Angelos, Murphy file lawsuit against Facebook over privacy violations
Two renowned Baltimore plaintiffs’ attorneys have filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook Inc., claiming that the world’s most popular social networking website has violated federal and California laws designed to protect the privacy of consumers. William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr. and Peter G. Angelos allege Facebook has surreptitiously used online tracking technology, or “cookies,” [...]
Billy Murphy outlines Cordish’s $600M suit against Jockey Club
Attorney William H "Billy" Murphy Jr. of the Murphy Firm held a press conference in his South Street offices on Tuesday afternoon discussing the Cordish Cos.' $600 million defamation lawsuit against the Maryland Jockey Club. "This lawsuit is about righting a terrible wrong," Murphy said.
Law blog roundup: Bedbugs and baseball’s steroid era
It’s Monday again, but for Ravens fans, today comes with a cherry on top: Monday Night Football. Here are some law links to get your day started. A weekend news release trumpeted that Billy Murphy would break his silence on the Jessamy-Bernstein race for state’s attorney at a press conference today. Looks like he already […]
A Titanic Trial
I wrote a story for today’s paper on a Court of Appeals opinion concerning a medical malpractice case. The main issue was whether the expert witness spent too much of his professional life as, well, an expert witness. (The Court of Appeals said that yes, he did, and was therefore properly disqualified from testifying in […]
Attorney Billy Murphy on “The Wire”
Did anyone see Baltimore attorney Billy Murphy‘s cameo performance on “The Wire” Sunday night? Here’s a synopsis of one scene with Murphy in it, from the HBO’s synopsis of the episode, Took: State Senator R. Clayton “Clay” Davis tries to talk defense attorney Billy Murphy into taking on his case without receiving his full fee […]
Billy goes Baltiwood
Baltimore lawyer William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr. is no stranger to cameras: he has stood in front of them after defending boxing promoter Don King in federal court in Manhattan in 1998 and after winning a $276 million verdict against what was then First Union National Bank in 2002. But more recently, Murphy seems to […]