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Bernstein opens trial of Baltimore officers accused of kidnapping (access required)

Gregg Bernstein introduced himself to jurors Wednesday as the Baltimore City state’s attorney. Then he introduced the three police officers accused of kidnapping and abandoning two Baltimore teenagers, pointing to each one for emphasis. “They thought that just because they ...

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Bernstein prevails, gets 1 trial for 3 officers (access required)

Gregg Bernstein lost his first contention Thursday while trying his inaugural case as Baltimore City state’s attorney. But prosecutors ultimately prevailed on a key, preliminary issue when a judge ruled three police officers accused of kidnapping and abandoning two Baltimore ...

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Week in review: 4/15/11 (access required)

Hotel gas leak lawsuits settled In Baltimore, 34 Ruth’s Chris restaurant workers who claim they suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a Pier 5 Hotel leak in 2008 have settled their claims during a mediation ordered by the Court of Special Appeals. ...

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Court date put off in Bethesda yoga shop killing

ROCKVILLE — A court hearing has been postponed in the case of a woman charged with killing a co-worker inside a yoga clothing shop in Bethesda. Brittany Norwood was to have faced a preliminary hearing Friday in Montgomery County. But ...

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Trying cases will benefit Bernstein, say other state’s attorneys (access required)

Stuart O. Simms tried murder cases, drug cases and even appeared in juvenile court when he served as Baltimore City state’s attorney in the late 1980s and early 1990s. No matter the cases he selected, his goal was never to ...

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State’s attorney names police integrity unit chief

Criminal defense attorney Janice Bledsoe will head the Police Integrity Unit at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office beginning in early May. The newly revamped unit (which replaces the Police Misconduct Unit) will ensure that office “acts vigilantly” in investigating ...

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Zuckerman Spaeder convinces Murphy & Shaffer to join its fold (access required)

Since the day William J. Murphy opened his litigation practice in 1984, he estimates he’d fielded more than 25 overtures to fold his firm into another one. None of them interested him. None, that is, until Martin S. Himeles Jr. ...

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