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Md. top court: Man accused in Phylicia Barnes killing can be tried for third time

Court of Appeals

Prosecutors can proceed with a third trial against the Baltimore man accused of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, Maryland’s top court ruled Wednesday. Michael Johnson was originally convicted of second-degree murder in 2013 but he was granted a new trial after ...

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Supreme Court: Families cannot sue over loan discount fee

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that three families cannot sue a mortgage company for allegedly charging them a loan discount fee without giving them a lower interest rate. The high court’s decision tosses out lawsuits filed in ...

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