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Lawsuit against prisoner transport company alleges horrific conditions

A routine prisoner transport from Maryland to South Carolina turned into a nine-day ordeal in which detainees experienced dangerous and disgusting conditions, according to a lawsuit pending in federal court. A federal judge ruled last week that claims against the ...

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Gun rights activists can pursue claim against arresting officer, judge says

Gun rights advocates arrested by a Maryland Capitol Police officer during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago can pursue their lawsuit alleging their constitutional rights to speak freely and be free of unreasonable seizure were violated, ...

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Plaintiff’s summary judgment motion denied in Baltimore police excessive force case

Excessive force and battery claims against a Baltimore police lieutenant who pepper-sprayed a man at close range and a sergeant who took the man to the ground during the 2015 civil unrest following the death of Freddie Gray will proceed ...

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4th Circuit affirms judgment against Sojourner-Douglass

The fight to save Sojourner-Douglass College, which was forced to shut its doors in 2015 after losing accreditation, was dealt another blow Thursday as the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal judge’s summary judgment ruling dismissing the case. ...

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Federal judge: Insurance may have to cover Yeardley Love’s killer in civil suit

One of two insurance companies for George Huguely V, convicted in 2012 of murdering fellow University of Virginia student Yeardley Love, may have to defend and indemnify him in the civil suit brought by Love’s mother, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District ...

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