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MSBA speaker offers his plan to change law firm cultures

Ben England, the founder and CEO of Benjamin L. England & Associates, is scheduled to deliver a speech at MSBA’s legal summit on June 15 on how improving the way you treat your staff at a traditional law firm, translates to how your staff treats clients.

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Md. student loans forgiven in for-profit college settlement

Education Management Corp., the second-largest U.S. for-profit college operator, agreed to settle whistleblower lawsuits in which it’s accused of illegal recruiting practices for $95.5 million, the largest such accord in American history, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said. The company ...

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More law firms use alternative fee arrangements

A couple of years ago, Whiteford Taylor & Preston, one of Maryland’s largest law firms, decided to offer clients alternatives to paying their bills by the hour. Since then, business is up, their attorneys are busier and officials with the Baltimore-based, general practice law firm are convinced they made the right decision.

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Criminal justice programs thrive in Maryland

“Most schools in Maryland, if not all, offer criminal justice curriculum,” said Patrick Bradley, chairman of the criminal justice and legal studies department at the University of Maryland University College. “It’s a very popular area.”

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Prosecutors: Fraud by diagnostic services’ CEO led to patients’ deaths

The owner of Alpha Diagnostics, already facing charges for running a scheme to defraud Medicare, now faces life in prison after four patients died because their X-rays were not reviewed by a qualified radiologist, federal prosecutors announced Friday. A superseding indictment against Rafael Chikvashvili, 67, of Baltimore, alleges the X-rays were instead reviewed by employees of the mobile diagnostic services company who failed to detect "congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and a large pelvic mass revealed in the images."

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