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Union members can sue for ‘complete relief,’ top court says

Union members alleging harm by their colleagues need not exhaust the organization’s internal dispute procedures but can head straight to court if money damages are unavailable under the union’s process, Maryland’s top court said in affirming a transit worker’s $425,000 defamation award against his union local and its president.

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Md. top court to revisit damages in police-shooting death

In a case that could greatly raise the liability stakes for cities and counties across Maryland, the state’s highest court will decide how much Prince George’s County owes the family of a man who was killed by a police officer: the $11.5 million a jury awarded, or the $400,000 the judge ultimately ordered.

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