Prince George’s County judge will be first American to serve full time on UN tribunal
A Prince George's County judge is heading to Kenya, where he will become the first American to serve full-time on a UN tribunal, which handles employment issues.
Judge halves 100-year sentence for 1995 murder by juvenile
A retired judge on Wednesday cut in half the 100-year sentence he gave a defendant 23 years ago, partially granting a defense motion asking him to reconsider. The defendant, Gerald Jamar Cook, 40, was convicted of second-degree murder and related offenses in 1996 for the shooting death of William Louis Miller the previous year. Cook, who […]
Family of girl shocked at resort sues MGM, contractors
The family of a then-6-year-old girl shocked at the MGM National Harbor outside Washington has officially sued the resort and contractors.
Judge: No insanity defense for man charged in police attack
A judge has ruled that a man charged in a deadly shooting at a Maryland police station is not qualified to pursue an insanity defense.
Hogan appoints 2 to Prince George’s bench
Gov. Larry Hogan appointed an assistant attorney general and a family magistrate to fill two vacancies on the Prince George’s County Circuit Court bench. Peter K. Killough has been with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General since 2009 and Judy Lynn Woodall has been a magistrate with the court since 2002, according to a […]
Jury awards $1M to Prince George’s woman diagnosed with cancer after lack of follow-up
A Prince George’s County jury has awarded $1 million to a Fort Washington woman who developed lung cancer after her gynecologist failed to properly follow up on results of a hysterectomy. The jury deliberated for approximately 90 minutes Thursday before finding in favor of Roslyn Baxter, whose award will be reduced to $695,000 under the state cap […]
Olney car-crash plaintiff opts to remit jury award after judge’s ruling
An Olney man injured in a vehicle collision in 2011 has elected to accept a drastically reduced damages award rather than challenge the reduction or have a new trial after a judge ruled last month that the jury’s award “shocked the conscience.” Jeremy R. Iocozzia received a $1.8 million award after a five-week jury trial in Prince […]
Prince George’s Co. jury awards $1.8M to man injured in multi-vehicle crash
An Olney man injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 has been awarded $1.8 million in damages following a five-week jury trial in Prince George’s County Circuit Court. Jeremy R. Iocozzia, was 19 years old in November 2011 when he was driving one of six vehicles involved in a crash as police stopped traffic […]
Prince George’s County jury awards $4 million to woman injured at Six Flags
A Prince George’s County Circuit Court jury has awarded more than $4 million to a woman whose leg was severely fractured when a table at the Six Flags America amusement park in Bowie was lifted by gusts of wind and struck her. Joanne Sterner suffered a comminuted fracture in her left leg, meaning a bone […]
Jury awards $397K to mother who became pregnant after sterilization surgery
A Prince George’s County jury has awarded $397,000 to a couple who had a fourth child less than a year after the wife underwent surgery to prevent her from becoming pregnant again. After Chivonne Posey and her husband, William, expressed their decision not to have more children to Dr. Paul D. Rogers, Mrs. Posey’s obstetrician-gynecologist, […]
Jury awards more than $1M to ‘yo-yo financing’ scam target
A Prince George’s County jury has awarded more than $1 million to a man who alleged that the Waldorf dealership where he bought his truck teamed up with a local towing company in an attempt to illegally take possession of the vehicle after he refused to enter into a new financing agreement. The owners of […]
Prince George’s jury awards $100K for hotel-room bedbug bites
A Prince George’s County jury has awarded $100,000 to a woman who awoke after spending a night in a room at the Red Roof Inn in Oxon Hill to find her arms and hands covered with bedbug bites. The itchy bites resulted in large, painful welts that led Stacey Belle to seek medical treatment, according […]