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Judge rules for Kushner Cos. property manager in rental practices case

FILE - In this July 24, 2017 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. The White House says President Donald Trump will be sending three senior officials to the Middle East in coming days to discuss prospects for resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

A lawsuit by Westminster Management LLC renters alleging illegal practices ended Thursday after a Baltimore judge ordered judgment in the property management company’s favor. Owned by the family of Jared Kushner — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a White House senior ...

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Boosted by high court ruling, advocates seek justice for tenants

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

Months after a landmark Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that landlords cannot file suit against tenants for back rent beyond the three-year statute of limitations, lawyers are still working to ensure that tenants are treated fairly in rent court. The ...

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over Hopkins police ballot question

Johns Hopkins University.(The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

ANNAPOLIS — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a decision by the Maryland State Board of Elections that the law allowing Johns Hopkins University to establish a private police force could not be subject to referendum. Anne Arundel County Circuit ...

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Ballot initiative group seeks review of JHU police force referendum question

Johns Hopkins University.(The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A ballot initiative group formed to oppose the creation of a private police force for Johns Hopkins University is asking a judge to review the preliminary decision by the State Board of Elections that the issue cannot be subject to ...

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Advocacy groups file federal wage payment suit against remodeling firm

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Former employees of a Halethorpe-based home remodeling company filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday accusing the business of failing to pay them adequate wages and engaging in racial discrimination. Homefix Custom Remodeling Corp. employs “lead developers” to canvass neighborhoods and to ...

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Plaintiffs in Baltimore jail litigation prepare motion alleging lack of compliance

Two men are seen silhouetted behind the screen of their jail cell at the Baltimore City Detention Center. State officials say budget cuts to the public safety department will not permanently eliminate positions, but the union representing corrections employees is skeptical. (File photo)

The plaintiffs in ongoing litigation over conditions at the Baltimore City Detention Center will file a motion later this month to extend a 2016 settlement agreement beyond its original four years due to the state’s alleged lack of substantial compliance with a ...

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Baltimore jail settlement back before judge as plaintiffs complain of delays

The Baltimore City Detention Center

The plaintiffs in decades-long litigation over conditions at the Baltimore City Detention Center have asked a judge to reopen the case and enforce a settlement order entered in 2016 because they claim the state has failed to make sufficient steps toward ...

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Md. renters accuse Kushner company’s subsidiaries of illegal rental practices

FILE - In this July 24, 2017 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. The White House says President Donald Trump will be sending three senior officials to the Middle East in coming days to discuss prospects for resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Two Maryland renters filed a proposed class-action lawsuit Wednesday alleging the property management companies owned by Jared Kushner’s family’s real estate company operating their apartment complexes charge excessive and illegal fees. Westminster Management LLC and its affiliated businesses own some ...

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