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Chicken-farm lawsuit in judge’s hands

Both sides in a closely watched lawsuit over alleged pollution of a Chesapeake Bay tributary by a Berlin-based farmer and Perdue Farms Inc. have wrapped up their cases in U.S. District Court in Baltimore — but the verdict will not be in for more than a month.

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Testimony expected to wrap up in Perdue pollution suit

Testimony is expected to wrap up in an environmental lawsuit against an Eastern Shore chicken grower and poultry giant Perdue Farms Inc. Testimony is expected to conclude Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, although closing arguments are not expected ...

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Redistricting referendum survived by a single vote in Court of Appeals

A petition drive to force a vote on Maryland’s congressional redistricting plan succeeded by just a single vote in the state’s highest court. The Court of Appeals had rejected the challenge to the referendum in an order Aug. 17, but ...

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Supreme Court weighing Md. cases

WASHINGTON — At least three issues before the Supreme Court this term could have an impact on Maryland law. The first, Fisher v. University of Texas, heard Oct. 10, challenges the constitutionality of race-based admissions to universities, and its outcome ...

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FDA: 5 reported deaths with Monster drink link

HAGERSTOWN — The highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drink has been cited in five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack, according to reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating. The reports claim that people had adverse reactions after ...

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Hagerstown parents sue Monster Energy over daughter’s death

The parents of a 14-year-old Hagerstown girl who died after consuming 48 ounces of Monster Energy drinks within a 24-hour span have filed suit against the maker of the high-caffeine beverages, saying the company’s product killed their daughter last December. ...

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Logo artist squares off against Ravens, NFL in federal court

Frederick E. Bouchat, the security guard whose design was used in the Baltimore Ravens’ original “Flying B” Ravens logo, was back in federal court Wednesday to determine the amount of royalties he should receive for the sale of the team’s highlight films from 1996, 1997 and 1998.

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Judge dismisses Md. debt-collection cases

District Court of Maryland Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn on Wednesday dismissed 3,168 debt-collection cases pending against Maryland residents with prejudice, meaning they cannot be refiled. The order follows a settlement and final order in U.S. District Court of a ...

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