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State urges appellate court to uphold order on Porter testimony (access required)

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General has encouraged an appellate court to uphold Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams’ order that Officer William Porter testify against other officers on trial for their role in connection with the death of ...

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Md. appellate court to hear Porter injunction request in March (access required)

The Court of Special Appeals will hear arguments from Officer William Porter’s attorneys on March 4 to determine if Porter can be compelled to testify at a fellow officer’s trial while his retrial is still pending. The appellate court had ...

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Court of Appeals: Public officials liable for gross negligence (access required)

Prison guards and other public officials can be held personally liable for deaths and injuries caused by their gross negligence, Maryland’s top court unanimously held Friday in ruling that a correctional officer is not immune from liability for one inmate’s strangulation of another on a prison bus headed to Baltimore.

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WINIFRED J. BOOKER v. JAMES LAWRENCE KERNAN HOSPITAL, INC. et al. (access required)

Appellant alleged breach of contract, breach of an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, negligence, and other misconduct by Kernan Hospital, Inc., and others. Kernan successfully raised the defense of immunity under state and federal law.

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George Zimmerman won’t seek immunity hearing

SANFORD, Florida — The former neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting a Florida teenager told a judge Tuesday that he agrees with his defense attorneys’ decision not to seek an immunity hearing under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense ...

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Week in review: 7/15/11 (access required)

Restaurant plan suffers setback Redevelopment of the long-abandoned Chesapeake Restaurant in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District is still on track despite a key restaurateur’s rejection of the $16 million project, city officials said Monday. Qayum Karzai, who owns the nearby Helmand ...

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