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Bankrupt Md. company’s $4.7M debt for damages likely can’t be discharged, 4th Circuit says

A Savage-based supplier of packaging products likely cannot discharge through bankruptcy the $4.7 million in damages owed a competitor for intentional interference with contracts and tortious interference with business relations, a federal appeals court ruled last week. In its published ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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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