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Local doctors seek dismissal from massive opioid litigation

A billboard designed to highlight public awareness in Anne Arundel County tracks the annual toll as of April 30, 2018. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Local doctors caught up in litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors lack both the massive legal teams and vast potential resources of their co-defendants, and they are asking judges to dismiss them from the complex lawsuits where their alleged wrongdoing is barely mentioned. ...

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Baltimore opposes dismissal of its bid to avoid paying GTTF judgments

“Just because it's controversial doesn’t make it unconstitutional,” Andre M. Davis, shown in a 2017 photo, told the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday in defending Baltimore's aerial surveillance program. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Baltimore’s lawyer argued in court Monday that though abuses by the former members of the Gun Trace Task Force often occurred when they were on the job and even in uniform, the city should not be responsible for paying judgments obtained ...

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US House passes changes to ADA over activists’ objections

Activists say passage of The ADA Education and Reform Act would essentially gut the ADA's provisions dealing with public accommodations by removing any incentive that businesses have to comply with the law before a complaint is filed. (File photo)

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would amend the Americans with Disabilities Act over objections from disability rights advocates and Democratic leaders, who warned that the bill would remove incentives for businesses to comply with the ...

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Outer Banks outage outrage: Suits filed against firm that cut power

This photo shows overhead power lines on Hatteras Island, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, where residents are hoping that full power will be restored soon. The outage caused by a construction accident forced an estimated 50,000 visitors to leave Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, and others never made it to the popular vacation spots because of evacuation orders that are still in place. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Vacationers turned away by an island power outage say they’ve gotten few answers about whether they’ll get back money they spent on canceled or interrupted trips. The outage caused by a construction accident forced an estimated 50,000 ...

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