40 days in jail spurs false arrest lawsuit
A Maryland man who says he spent more than 40 days in jail for crimes he did not commit has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Prince George’s County and two Prince George’s County detectives.
False arrest, beating claims settled for $500K
A Baltimore grandfather who was beaten while in jail with his wife on allegedly trumped-up charges of kidnapping their grandchild will receive $500,000 from the city under an out-of-court settlement approved last week.
False-arrest damages reduced by a dollar
The Court of Special Appeals has affirmed all but $1 of a $200,001 judgment in favor of a deputy sheriff who was arrested by a Baltimore police officer while both responded to a call concerning the mentally ill brother of the deputy’s friend. The appellant, Sgt. Michael Pool, argued that the entire amount should be […]
Law digest: 8/8/11
COURT OF APPEALS Bankruptcy Law, Repossession: A creditor may repossess a car when a debtor has filed bankruptcy and failed to reaffirm the indebtedness if the creditor elected Credit Grantor Closed End Credit Provisions of the Commercial Law Article to govern the retail installment contract. Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC v. Roberson, Misc. No. 15, […]
Opinions – 8/8/11: U.S. District Court, Maryland
Torts False arrest BOTTOM LINE: Police officer who arrested plaintiff for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault was entitled to summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of false arrest because plaintiff failed to make a showing that officer acted contrary to the purpose for which the criminal process was later issued, which was to quell an […]
Week in review: 2/11/11
Casino enjoys strong month Hollywood Casino Perryville’s revenue has rebounded after the holiday months caused gamblers to spend elsewhere. The state’s first casino reported it made $7.7 million in January, its most since its October, its first full month of operation. Casino at Ocean Downs reported $3 million after opening Jan. 4. Council calls for hearings […]
False-arrest lawsuit settles on eve of trial
An East Baltimore man who spent nearly a month in jail on assault and robbery charges, even though the alleged victim said he was not involved in the December 2009 incident, has settled his suit against the arresting officers for $75,000. David Harris, 21, accepted the city’s offer on Sunday, according to his attorney, just […]