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Jobless Marylanders file federal lawsuit over delays in unemployment benefits (access required)

A group of unemployed Marylanders has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against state Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson, claiming that the problems they faced in receiving jobless benefits violate federal law. The group, which filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District ...

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Federal courts in Md. to delay jury trials, restrict entry (access required)

Federal courts in Maryland will postpone jury trials beginning Monday and are restricting entry to individuals with travel history or contacts that place them at risk of contracting coronavirus. U.S. District Chief Judge James K. Bredar said Thursday afternoon that he ...

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Maryland opioid plaintiffs differ on choice of federal or state court (access required)

A handful of jurisdictions in Maryland have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors making substantially similar allegations but they have differed in their choice of forum, with some opting to file in state court and others filing federal actions. ...

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Guatemalan lawsuit against Hopkins, researchers over STD infections proceeds (access required)

A federal judge Thursday denied a motion to dismiss a $1 billion lawsuit brought by hundreds of Guatemalans against researchers they allege intentionally infected them with sexually transmitted diseases more than 60 years ago without their knowledge or consent. U.S. ...

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Former MdTA officer awarded $130K in sexual harassment case (access required)

A federal jury has awarded more than $127,000 to a former Maryland Transportation Authority police officer who alleged she was sexually harassed by her instructor while in police academy and then fired for complaining about her treatment to superiors.

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