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May 9, 2017

Held for 2 years without trial, man could get $57K settlement

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates on Wednesday is set to approve a $57,500 settlement with a man who was incarcerated for nearly two years before federal drug and weapons charges against him were dropped. Devin Jones was arrested based on a warrant obtained by Baltimore Police Department officers in May 2012. Narcotics and weapons charges […]

May 3, 2017

Hagerstown drug treatment provider to pay $375K to settle Medicaid fraud case

A Hagerstown-based drug and alcohol treatment provider will pay $375,000 to the state to settle allegations it committed Medicaid fraud by employing a prohibited person and deceiving state regulators. Wells House Inc. employed a person on the federal List of Excluded Individuals and Entities, which names people who cannot be employed by Medicaid, Medicare and other federal […]

Apr 4, 2017

Frederick Co. physician to pay $450K to settle Medicaid fraud suit

A Frederick County doctor is paying the state $450,000 to settle allegations that she engaged in a fraudulent billing scheme to increase profits, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Tuesday. The state alleged Sabiha Mohiuddin, a primary care physician who owns and operates a practice serving Medicaid recipients, billed doctor’s visits at a higher level […]

Mar 9, 2017

Montgomery County settles with photographer in First Amendment case

Veteran photographer and video producer Mannie Garcia has reached a settlement in  a First Amendment lawsuit against Montgomery County and county police officers. Garcia, a credentialed member of the White House press corps for two decades, filed suit alleging he was arrested in June 2011 for recording the arrest of two Hispanic men. Under the […]

Mar 6, 2017

Germantown couple reaches $2M settlement after motorcycle crash

A Germantown couple has reached a $2 million settlement with a Florida man for injuries they suffered in a motorcycle accident two years ago. Vernon and Loretta Robinson were riding their Harley Davidson northbound on Route 219 in Garrett County in July 2015 when they were struck by a Toyota Sienna driven by Donald Ward […]

Feb 13, 2017

Baltimore to settle police wrongful death lawsuit for $300K

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is scheduled to approve Wednesday a $300,000 settlement with the family of a man who died in police custody in 2012 after police say he ingested narcotics. The proposed settlement of a federal lawsuit brought by the family of Anthony Anderson Sr. is the highest amount in a police […]

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Jan 11, 2017

Baltimore to settle lawsuit with youth referee after attack

Baltimore city is expected to settle a lawsuit with a youth basketball referee who cried foul after he was assaulted by a coach and several spectators at a game at St. Frances Academy two years ago The Baltimore City Board of Estimates is scheduled to approve a $30,000 payment at its Wednesday meeting to end litigation brought by Richard […]

Dec 30, 2016

Dimensions Healthcare to pay $125K to settle sex discrimination suit

Dimensions Healthcare System has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that alleged the company denied a promotion to an employee because she took several months of maternity leave. The EEOC filed suit on behalf of Cassandra Crawford last year in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, claiming […]

Oct 7, 2016

DHMH will overhaul sexual abuse protections as part of settlement

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has reached a settlement with a former patient which includes an overhaul of sexual abuse protections in state-run hospitals and treatment facilities. The plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, filed suit in 2014 after being sexually assaulted by two patients while in the custody and care of two DHMH facilities, according […]

Oct 4, 2016

Baltimore settles case with woman claiming false arrest outside club

The Baltimore Board of Estimates is expected to approve a $100,000 settlement Wednesday to a woman who alleged she was wrongfully arrested outside of a nightclub in 2012 when police attempted to break up a fight. Cierra Brooks filed suit in Baltimore City Circuit Court in August 2015 alleging battery, false arrest, negligence, and a […]

Jul 12, 2016

Baltimore spending panel to consider $150K police brutality settlement

The Baltimore Board of Estimates on Wednesday is scheduled to consider a $150,000 settlement with a man who claimed he was dragged and beaten by police after a foot chase but never charged with a crime. Tiyon Williams was talking with a group on North Mount Street in May 2012 when police approached and one […]

Jun 28, 2016

AG: More than 16,000 Md. VWs eligible in $10B settlement

As part of a series of state and federal settlements reached in cases filed against Volkswagen after the company admitted last year that its “clean diesel” vehicles were designed to fool emissions tests, Volkswagen will pay about $10 billion to consumers across the country who bought or leased the affected car models. Under the settlements, […]

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