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Jury awards $150K to Elkridge tenant displaced over mold dispute

At Donta Newton’s trial, his lawyer believed permitting an alternate juror to attend the deliberations would help ensure against a mistrial, despite rule that requires a judge to excuse alternates when deliberations begin. But Newton was found guilty of attempted murder and given a life sentence; now, the Court of Appeals is considering whether his lawyer was ineffective. (Deposit stock image)

A Howard County jury awarded $150,000 — including $37,000 in punitive damages — to a tenant whose landlord repeatedly failed to address mold contamination for nearly a year. The jury found Port Capital Village Limited Partnership liable for breach of ...

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