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4th Circuit upholds near $10M award to Montgomery Park for broken lease

A former tenant that broke its lease at the Montgomery Park office building in Baltimore remains on the hook for nearly $10 million after a federal appeals court held Tuesday that the landlord made “commercially reasonable” but unsuccessful efforts to ...

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Frosh panel seeks right to counsel in evictions, end to body attachments

A task force created by Maryland’s attorney general urged the General Assembly Monday to provide a right to counsel for low-income tenants in eviction proceedings and outlaw the courts’ statutory authority to order the arrest and possible jailing of people ...

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Lawmakers will consider tenants’ right to counsel, juvenile justice reform

A pandemic-fueled economic freefall and nationwide protests calling for criminal justice reform have spurred Maryland legislators to examine ways to enhance legal representation for low-income residents facing eviction and to protect the rights of imprisoned or criminally charged youngsters this ...

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General Assembly will consider right to counsel for tenants, lawmakers say

The Maryland General Assembly will consider legislation this coming session that would give financially strapped tenants facing potential eviction a right to counsel at their court hearings, leaders of the legislature’s two judiciary committees said Tuesday. Funding for the legal ...

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

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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City seeks dismissal of suit over eviction notice provisions in code

Baltimore city moved to dismiss a lawsuit over a city code section that allows an eviction to proceed with no notice, arguing the plaintiffs’ claims “have no legal merit.” Marshall Todman and Tiffany Gattis filed suit in U.S. District Court ...

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