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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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Somerset Co. files first opioid suit post-Purdue bankruptcy

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Somerset County has joined the cavalcade of county and local governments in Maryland that are suing over the opioid crisis, but it is the first Maryland jurisdiction to do so without naming Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin manufacturer that has become the face ...

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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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Purdue Pharma added to Maryland AG action against Sackler family

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Two weeks after filing an administrative action against the family behind Purdue Pharma, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has charged the company as well, accusing various Purdue entities of using unfair and deceptive trade practices to market prescription opioids. ...

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Md. files charges against Purdue Pharma owners for opioid epidemic

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (File)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh filed an administrative action against the owners and former directors of Purdue Pharma Thursday, alleging they deceived the public and profited from a campaign to increase the prescription and use of their opioids, including ...

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