Apr 20, 2023

EPA will strengthen enforcement of Chesapeake Bay pollution rules in Pa. under proposed settlement

The EPA will enhance its oversight of Pennsylvania's efforts to reduce pollution that reaches the Chesapeake Bay under a proposed settlement.

Demonte Ward-Blake
Mar 30, 2023

PG County will pay $7.5M to settle claim of alleged police brutality

Prince George’s County will pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the mother of a man who sustained paralyzing injuries allegedly during a police encounter.

Jan 22, 2020

M&T Bank settles disability discrimination lawsuit for $100K

M&T Bank will pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over allegations that a branch manager was terminated because of a pregnancy-related disability. The EEOC filed a federal lawsuit in 2016 alleging that the bank violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, by firing Candace McCollin after she […]

Jan 17, 2020

City and protester settle suit over 2010 arrest outside circus

A lawsuit dating to 2013 over a Baltimore Police Department policy regarding protests during circus performances has tentatively settled. Kenneth Lucero’s constitutional challenge to the city’s “buffer zone” restriction on leaflets and protesters near the Royal Farms Arena is currently before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the third time after a judge […]

Dec 17, 2019

Baltimore city spending panel to approve $45K police settlement

Baltimore’s spending panel is set to approve a $45,000 settlement with a woman who claims police used excessive force when they removed her from her car during a 2015 traffic stop. D’Wan Whetstone filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore last year alleging Baltimore Police Department officers had a pattern of unconstitutional policing that […]

Nov 15, 2019

Attorneys: Fatal apartment explosion suit settled confidentially

ROCKVILLE — Families affected by a fatal apartment explosion in Silver Spring settled their lawsuit with the management company and Washington Gas and Light Company on Friday. Seven people were killed and dozens more were injured on Aug. 10, 2016, when two apartment buildings were destroyed by a gas explosion. Dozens of lawsuits against Kay […]

Nov 4, 2019

Saiontz & Kirk pays $90K to settle Medicare repayment claims

Baltimore-based law firm Saiontz & Kirk P.A. paid more than $90,000 to the federal government to settle allegations that it failed to reimburse Medicare for conditional payments made on behalf of clients. The settlement, announced Monday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore, resolves the federal claims without an admission of wrongdoing, according to a […]

Walter Lomax
Oct 30, 2019

Md. board approves $9M in compensation for exonerees

The Board of Public Works voted unanimously Wednesday to approve more than $9 million in compensation for five men who were wrongfully incarcerated. Comptroller Peter Franchot, who sits on the board along with Gov. Larry Hogan and Treasurer Nancy Kopp, released a statement announcing the approval, expressing his appreciation to board staff for “hard work […]

Oct 28, 2019

City to approve $8M settlement with police trainee shot in 2013

Baltimore is prepared to pay $8 million to settle a lawsuit with a police trainee who was shot in the head during a training exercise in 2013. Raymond Gray’s lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and Officer William Scott Kern was set to go to trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Oct. 21. […]

Oct 22, 2019

City law department recommends $40K settlement for unarmed man shot by police

The Baltimore Board of Estimates is set to approve a $40,000 payment Wednesday for a man who was shot by police in 2014 while he was unarmed and fleeing the scene of a burglary. Michael Johansen sued four officers and former Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts in federal court in 2015. The case was dismissed […]

Aug 14, 2019

Md., neighboring states announce settlement with ‘sham charity’

A for-profit company that misrepresented itself as a charity supporting service members will pay nearly $300,000 in restitution and cease operations as part of a multistate settlement announced Wednesday by Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith. West Virginia-based Hearts 2 Heroes Inc., doing business as Active Duty Support Services […[...]

Jul 8, 2019

Baltimore property manager to pay $500k to settle illegal rent fee claims

A Baltimore property management group will establish a $524,000 fund to repay tenants for overcharged legal fees associated with failure to pay rent cases as part of a class settlement reached last month. The settlement against Virginia-based Harbor Group Management Co. was approved June 20 by Baltimore City Circuit Judge Videtta A. Brown. The lawsuit, […]

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