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Oct 28, 2015

$10M wrongful death lawsuit filed against Baltimore detention center

A $10 million federal lawsuit filed against the state, the Baltimore City Detention Center and more than a dozen members of the center’s medical and custodial staff alleges the center’s employees ignored signs that a female detainee had suffered multiple strokes and denied her medical care, resulting in her death a day before she was […]

Oct 28, 2015

Trial lawyers’ ‘multi-prong’ approach to advertising

Whether they favor classic television ads or more modern marketing tools like social media, trial lawyers are some of the most active participants in the advertising scene. Legal advertising grew six times faster than all other ad spending from 2008 to 2014, according to a study released this week by the U.S. Chamber Institute for […]

Oct 26, 2015

Timonium law firm accused of harassing debtor

A Timonium law firm is being sued by a woman who claims the firm violated consumer protection laws after a firm employee left “harassing” phone messages at her workplace while attempting to collect an alleged debt. Robert N. Kilberg P.A. filed a debt collection lawsuit against Baltimore resident Stacey J. Hawkins in November 2014, in […]

Oct 21, 2015

Attorney disbarred for working as unlicensed home improvement contractor

The state’s top court has disbarred a Columbia lawyer who earned more than $150,000 while performing home improvement work without a license for dozens of clients. During investigations by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and the Attorney Grievance Commission, Matthew Richard Young was “dishonest and deceitful” when he falsely claimed to have a home improvement […]

Oct 20, 2015

Court of Appeals suspends attorney for incompetent handling of estate

The Court of Appeals has indefinitely suspended an attorney who failed to file required documents and attend hearings while acting as the personal representative of an estate and then refused to turn over estate property to her successor after her representation was terminated. Patricia DuVall Storch, who was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1982, […]

Oct 19, 2015

Lawsuit alleging Cordish affiliate misrepresented K.C. development moves forward

A lawsuit alleging a Cordish Cos. subsidiary fraudulently induced restaurateurs to open an eatery in a Missouri development can move forward, a federal judge has ruled. Young W. Bae and Chan H. Bae claim the Baltimore developer misrepresented a decade ago the number of other tenants committed to opening at the Kansas City Power & […]

Oct 16, 2015

T-Swindled? Suggs sues late agent’s wife for breach of contract

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has filed suit against the wife of his late agent, alleging that she continued accepting payments Suggs made to her husband’s estate after his death but quietly closed the sports management agency he had owned without telling Suggs and his other clients. Without a contract advisor, Suggs claims he was […]

Oct 15, 2015

Art gallery becomes Baltimore intellectual property law firm’s trademark

The walls of the law office of Goldman & Minton P.C. in Baltimore are adorned with a collection of framed watercolor prints, many featuring wild animals in motion: three monkeys swinging through treetops, an elephant swimming with just the tip of its trunk above the water’s edge. The works are prints of paintings by Peter […]

Oct 14, 2015

Don Omar, local radio station settle breach of contract lawsuit

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Don Omar and the local CBS Radio-owned Spanish language radio station he sued for breach of contract have agreed to settle the $9 million lawsuit he filed in May, court records show. Omar alleged WLZL-FM, known as El Zol 107.9, canceled the singer’s scheduled appearance at a concert last year but continued […]

Oct 9, 2015

Baltimore City District Court launches veterans treatment docket

The District Court of Maryland in Baltimore City plans to launch a veterans treatment docket on Tuesday, following in the footsteps of Prince George’s County Circuit Court and becoming the first district court in the state to offer a docket focused on the needs of those who served in the military. Like drug and mental […]

Oct 8, 2015

Women’s panel shares experiences of gender bias in litigation

A law school professor, an in-house attorney and a district court judge shared stories Thursday of their experiences as women in litigation, telling a crowd of legal professionals how they’ve been on the receiving end of sexist jokes, been ignored by judges or been mistaken for court reporters and secretaries. Things have changed in the […]

Oct 7, 2015

Towson attorney accused of charging illegal advance fees reaches settlement

A Towson attorney who allegedly misled consumers seeking loan modification services, charged them illegal advance fees and then failed to provide refunds has agreed to pay $40,000 in civil penalties, restitution to clients and $10,000 to identify those consumers who are eligible for restitution. In a final order signed Tuesday, Daniel M. Radebaugh also agreed […]

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