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Lawyers handle deluge of ADA claims against Baltimore County

After obtaining an ADA verdict for one county employee in April 2010, Kathleen Cahill (right) was contacted by so many would-be clients that she went looking for co-counsel. She chose Benjamin Rosenberg, who chairs a Baltimore law firm.

Baltimore County has spent more than $1 million in the past year to settle claims by its police officers, firefighters and the U.S. Department of Justice, all of whom accuse the county of requiring improper medical tests and, in some cases, forcing them from their jobs based on the results.

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Baltimore County upgrades emergency communications

Baltimore County announced Thursday the completion of a $76.1 million capital project to replace the county’s 20-year-old public safety radio communications network and 911 operations center. “Just like new bulletproof vests and fire engines, this new communication network and 911 ...

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City offers 10,000 free smoke alarms to residents

Baltimore is offering residents 10,000 newly-purchased smoke alarms armed with lithium batteries that will give the device a 10-year life. In the wake of a deadly fire Thursday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Fire Chief James Clack urged residents to call ...

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Owner vows to rebuild Mt. Washington Tavern

As firefighters rolled up water hoses nine hours after a fire ripped through the Mt. Washington Tavern Monday, the owner of the popular bar and restaurant said he had already met with contractors to begin planning a reconstruction. It was ...

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Western Maryland firefighters shun Habitat home project

HAGERSTOWN — Some western Maryland firefighters are refusing to help Habitat for Humanity build a house meant to honor them unless a sprinkler system is added to the plans. The Herald-Mail newspaper of Hagerstown reports that the Washington County Volunteer ...

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