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Failing bar exam didn’t stop would-be lawyer, but prison might

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Welcome to Monday, the 123rd anniversary of the patenting of John Lee Love’s portable pencil sharpener. Here are some news items to get your holiday week started. — Two-time flunker of the bar exam gets sentenced to prison for illegally ...

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After filing for bankruptcy, Purdue Pharma may not be off the hook

In court papers filed in New York on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy in the first step in a complex, multibillion-dollar plan by the maker of OxyContin to settle thousands of lawsuits brought against it by state and local governments over the nation’s deadly opioid disaster. The company ...

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Md. local governments join litigation against opioid manufacturers

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said the Maryland Court of Appeals’ erroneous ruling struck down a state agency’s valid determination that a convicted human trafficker must register because his victim was a child. (File photo)

As local governments across Maryland combat the soaring cost of the opioid crisis, they’ve added a new strategy to their fight: litigation. Four Maryland counties — Anne Arundel, Cecil, Montgomery and Prince George’s — and Baltimore city have filed suit ...

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Montgomery County files federal opioid lawsuit alleging false marketing, racketeering

Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett.  (file)

Montgomery County on Tuesday became the second Maryland jurisdiction to file a federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, claiming the corporations intentionally misled doctors and the public about the dangers of the drugs and fueled the current epidemic. “It ...

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