Erie Insurance failed to convince a judge Monday that its lawsuit against the Maryland Insurance Administration belongs in federal court.
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.
A former fund director at TEDCO claims in a federal lawsuit that she was subjected to race- and sex-based discrimination.
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 […]
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 […]
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[...]
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 […]
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 […]
Cellphone searches, juvenile justice and race bias round out roundup.
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, […]
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 […]
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.