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Olney car-crash plaintiff opts to remit jury award after judge’s ruling

An Olney man injured in a vehicle collision in 2011 has elected to accept a drastically reduced damages award rather than challenge the reduction or have a new trial after a judge ruled last month that the jury’s award “shocked the conscience.” ...

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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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1. Whether the circuit court erred in admitting testimony that appellant underwent a neuropsychological evaluation for the purpose of obtaining disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. 2. Whether the circuit court erred in declining to give a jury instruction on susceptibility.

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Siga files bankruptcy, citing $232 million judgment owed to PharmAthene

The biological warfare defense firm that makes the only treatment for smallpox in the U.S. government’s strategic drug stockpile filed for bankruptcy, claiming a victory by an Annapolis-based rival in a contract dispute is endangering its ability to produce the ...

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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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