Oct 6, 2013

Insurers suing for damages at Pazo, 180s

Jerry Brady has been in the commercial kitchen design business for almost 40 years. He’s worked with restaurant owner Foreman Wolf on many of its popular and critically acclaimed Baltimore establishments, including Charleston, Petit Louis Bistro and Pazo.

Jun 25, 2013

Court of Appeals tweaks Exxon rulings

The state’s highest court will not change its decision to strip hundreds of Jacksonville residents and businesses of most of the damages two juries awarded in separate lawsuits against Exxon Mobil Corp., stemming from a gasoline leak that continued for more than a month in 2006.

Jan 24, 2013

Payment to plaintiff won’t stop class action

Defendants cannot avoid certification of a class action by making an individual plaintiff whole after the lawsuit has been filed, the Court of Appeals held Thursday.

Nov 30, 2012

Deadly, destructive 2012 hurricane season ends

MIAMI — The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season that spawned the destruction of Sandy and Isaac has come to an end as one for the record books. There were 19 named storms in what meteorologists consider an above-average year that tied as being the third most-active season since 1851. The season runs from June 1st to […]

Oct 30, 2012

Storm’s cost may hit $50B; rebuilding to ease blow

WASHINGTON — Superstorm Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm. In the long run, the devastation the storm inflicted on New York City and other parts of the Northeast will barely nick the […]

Aug 13, 2012

Infringer hauled back from Belize to face civil contempt charges

After years of destroying evidence and ignoring court orders in a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit, Mark T. Pappas, CEO of Creative Pipe Inc., was arrested at his beachfront condo in Central America ...

Jun 29, 2012

The Bengies awarded $838K from Royal Farms in light pollution lawsuit

A Baltimore County jury awarded the owner of Bengies Drive-in Theatre in Middle River $838,000 in damages Friday after finding that a nearby convenience store had polluted the large outdoor screening area off Eastern Boulevard nightly with beams of light. The trial in the civil case opened Monday in Baltimore County Circuit Court before Judge […]

Jun 17, 2012

Jury sides with Kevin Costner in BP spill cleanup lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — Kevin Costner said his reputation was at stake as he defended himself against accusations that he cheated fellow actor Stephen Baldwin out of millions of dollars in a lucrative BP contract for oil-cleaning machines after the 2010 spill. Baldwin and a friend were seeking $17 million in damages, saying they could have […]

May 21, 2012

Somerset deputy wins $1.1M for firing

A federal jury awarded $1.1 million to a former Somerset County sheriff’s deputy who claimed he was fired for complaining about being forced to doctor arrest reports. James “Troy” Durham, now working as custodian at a high school in the county, sued Somerset County Sheriff Robert N. Jones in September 2010. Last week, the jury […]

May 14, 2012

Court lets ruling for FBI stand in Bulger case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal over whether the family of a man allegedly killed by former Boston mob boss and FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger should get millions of dollars from the government. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Edward Halloran’s estate, which wants more than […]

May 9, 2012

Court of Appeals takes Jacksonville Exxon cases

Maryland’s top court agreed Wednesday to consider how much money two groups of Jacksonville residents should receive in damages from Exxon Mobil Corp. in their lawsuits over a massive 2006 gasoline leak. The Court of Appeals granted petitions for writs of certiorari for its September 2012 term for two cases, Exxon Mobil Corporation v. Albright […]

Apr 26, 2012

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Huguely

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The mother of slain University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love has filed a $30.5 million lawsuit against the former men’s lacrosse player convicted of murdering her daughter. Sharon Love filed the lawsuit against George Huguely V on Thursday in Charlottesville Circuit Court, saying he was responsible for her 22-year-old daughter’s death, […]

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