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Aug 14, 2023

Judge tosses Erie Insurance lawsuit, sending discrimination case back to state regulator

Erie Insurance failed to convince a judge Monday that its lawsuit against the Maryland Insurance Administration belongs in federal court.

Cory McCray
Jul 5, 2022

Baltimore bars lose constitutional challenge to limited hours of operation

A Maryland statute requiring bars in a predominantly Black area of Baltimore to open later and close earlier than most others in the city is not unconstitutional, the state’s second-highest court ruled.

Angela Singleton
Apr 25, 2022

Ex-TEDCO fund director alleges race, sex discrimination in federal lawsuit

A former fund director at TEDCO claims in a federal lawsuit that she was subjected to race- and sex-based discrimination.

Sep 13, 2021

Md. court reverses assault conviction, cites race-based juror exclusion

Cecil County prosecutors unconstitutionally struck the lone prospective Black juror from an assault case because of her race, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Friday in overturning the conviction of the defendant, who is also Black. In it reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals said the state provided no “credible, racially neutral rationale” for having […]

Oct 26, 2020

Runner loses bid to compete with prostheses

Welcome to Monday, the 139th anniversary of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Here are some news items to get your week started. — American runner who uses prosthetic legs loses appeal of Olympics proportion. — George Floyd’s family attorney joins another death-in-custody lawsuit. — Texas Supreme Court grants posthumous bar admission to Black man […]

Jun 8, 2020

Defense lawyers oppose jury trials resuming

Welcome to Monday the 67th anniversary of the Supreme Court upholding the District of Columbia’s criminal prohibition on restaurant’s refusing to serve black customers. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Criminal defense lawyers call resuming trials “reckless and irresponsible.” — Texas prosecutor withdraws cold capital case, cites blurred memo[...]

May 21, 2020

4th Circuit: Pretext for bias must be pleaded not presumed

A fired customer service agent’s discrimination lawsuit against a Bethesda high-tech security products company might have been headed to trial if the black employee had sufficiently alleged that a supervisor’s belated Google search of a past gun incident was a mere cover story for his racially motivated termination. Instead, a divided federal appeals court ruled […]

Feb 25, 2020

Senate gives initial approval to hate crime, hairstyle bias bills

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on bills that would ease the standard for proving a hate crime and expand Maryland civil rights law’s definition of “race” to include ethnic hairstyles. On Tuesday, senators gave preliminary approval to legislation that would no longer require prosecutors to prove that hate for the […]

Jan 8, 2018

Pat Sajak forms basis for man’s insanity defense

Cellphone searches, juvenile justice and race bias round out roundup.

Sep 27, 2016

Anne Arundel Co. school administrator alleges race discrimination

A black Anne Arundel County public school administrator  has filed suit against the county board of education, alleging his supervisor told him he “intimidated” his staff and students’ parents before demoting him because of his race. While Michael Lyons was serving as principal of Meade Middle School in 2014, his supervisor, assistant superintendent Ray Bibeault, […]

Apr 23, 2015

Salisbury real estate company settles race discrimination suit for $25K

A Salisbury-based real estate company will pay $25,000 to settle a race discrimination case brought on behalf of an African-American former employee who claimed she was bypassed for promotions because of her race and paid less than white employees who performed the same work. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that Rinnier Development Company, which […]

Sep 23, 2014

Rockville-based ACM to pay $415K to settle EEOC suit

A Rockville-based environmental remediation company will pay $415,000 and revamp its training and recruitment policies to settle EEOC claims of sexual harassment and gender- and race-based discrimination.

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