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D.C. attorney general withdraws from Department of Corrections defense

Today is Monday, the 75th anniversary of the debut of the motion picture “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Here are some more news items. — District of Columbia’s attorney general withdraws from defending city’s Department of Corrections. — Wyoming has become ...

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Baltimore to partially cover punitive damages in police misconduct case

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis announced Friday the city will pay the majority of a $40,000 punitive damage award on behalf of a group of police officers but stressed that the decision is “entirely unrelated to the spurious assertions” by ...

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Montgomery County deaths spur Maryland drunken-driving bills

The drunken-driving-related deaths in Montgomery County last year of two recent high-school graduates and a police officer have spurred legislation to allow judges to imprison adults who host underage-drinking parties, permit drunken-driving victims to get punitive damages and increase the punishment for drunken motorists who kill people.

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Senate passes bill to allow punitive damages against drunk drivers

The Senate on Friday passed legislation enabling drunk drivers to be held liable for punitive damges if they have a conviction or drunk driving within the fast 10 years and caused the victim’s death or other injury by driving a motor vehicle while have a blood alcohol concentration of at least 0.15.

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