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Fairview Avenue
Apr 29, 2014

Extra points from a lead-paint hearing

Why lawyers from another lead-paint firm were closely watching Monday's proceedings

Mar 3, 2014

Of ill-timed Facebook posts and chest pains

Time once again for "Don't do that," an occasional feature where we spotlight some poor decisions in recent legal news.

U.S. District Court Greenbelt
Feb 13, 2014

An avalanche of federal court notes

An snow day update on some cases we've been following in the U.S. District Court.

Feb 10, 2014

Nance replaces Welch as chief judge on circuit court

The Baltimore City Circuit Court has a new chief judge. Judge Alfred Nance assumed the largely ceremonial position Monday.

Dec 8, 2013

Judge: What took so long to prosecute Goldman trader?

NEW YORK — A former Goldman Sachs trader was sentenced to nine months in prison for wire fraud Friday by a Manhattan judge who took sharp aim at both Goldman and the government, questioning why it took them so long to bring the misconduct to light. Matthew Taylor had admitted in a guilty plea this […]

Dec 6, 2013

N.Y. judge refuses to block American Airlines merger

NEW YORK — A judge refused to block a merger between American Airlines and US Airways on Friday, saying a bankruptcy judge correctly rejected arguments made by a lawyer for some consumers. San Francisco attorney Joseph Alioto argued that the deal would harm fliers because it would result in less competition and higher prices. But […]

Nov 20, 2013

MoCo judge tells state to rewrite county’s stormwater runoff regulations

A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge has sent the county’s stormwater runoff regulations back to the Maryland Department of the Environment for a rewrite.

Nov 8, 2013

Judge: Stripper is employee, entitled to back pay

An exotic dancer who used to perform at a Baltimore night club did so as an employee, not an independent contractor, a federal judge has ruled.

Oct 28, 2013

Federal judge strikes down new Texas abortion regulations

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has determined that new Texas abortion restrictions violate the U.S. Constitution, a ruling that keeps open — at least for now — dozens of abortion clinics that were set to halt operations Tuesday had the law taken effect. In a decision released Monday that the state is certain to […]

Oct 15, 2013

Lawyer to get day in court against his longtime landlord

Stephen H. Sacks was discussing his motion to revise a pretrial order in his lawsuit over his apartment lease, scheduled for trial Tuesday morning, when a courier entered the courtroom and handed Sacks a blue-and-red striped box.

Sep 26, 2013

Actos maker not liable for $1.7M in damages

A Baltimore family lost its $10 million wrongful-death lawsuit against the makers of the diabetes drug Actos, despite the jury’s finding that the pharmaceutical company negligently failed to warn doctors that the drug could also cause bladder cancer.

Sep 12, 2013

Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday ordered a suburban Philadelphia clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini said Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes did not have the power to decide on his own whether Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban violates the state constitution. “Unless […]

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