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EEOC alleges woman was fired due to high-risk pregnancy

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit Wednesday alleging a pet waste removal company discriminated against a woman due to her high-risk pregnancy. Charlottesville, Virginia-based DoodyCalls Inc. hired Amanda Peal earlier this year to work as a pet waste technician ...

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Baltimore attorney charged with racketeering, drug conspiracy

A Baltimore defense attorney was federally indicted Wednesday on racketeering, drug and money laundering conspiracy charges. Kenneth W. Ravenell, 60, is accused of receiving payments from a drug trafficker client and his associates in exchange for instructing them about how ...

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EEOC sues Wheaton Ford dealership for alleged harassment by manager

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit Wednesday against a Wheaton Ford dealership for alleged racial, sexual and national origin-based harassment of a former employee. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, claims a supervisor at Lindsay ...

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Judge dismisses case over western Md. natural gas pipeline

A corporation cannot sue Maryland for condemnation of land for a natural gas pipeline, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Columbia Gas Transmission LLC filed a lawsuit in May asking a judge to condemn property near Hagerstown after the Maryland Board of Public ...

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Baltimore firm nets $4.85M verdict in Virginia products liability case

Andrew Slutkin

A Baltimore law firm obtained a $4.85 million products liability verdict in federal court in Virginia Thursday, potentially the largest ever against a national manufacturer of garage doors. Attorney Andrew G. Slutkin said jurors deliberated for around four and a ...

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Federal judge dismisses outstanding claim by wrongfully convicted man

A federal judge dismissed an outstanding claim by a man wrongfully convicted in 1995, finding the $15 million jury verdict he received in 2017 exhausted his relief options. Sabein Burgess was convicted of killing his girlfriend, Michelle Dyson, and sentenced to life ...

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Baltimore jail plaintiffs, state agree to extend settlement agreement

A settlement agreement governing improvements at Baltimore jails, set to expire next June, will continue until 2022 after the plaintiffs and state agreed to extend it. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in 1971, filed a motion in ...

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Baltimore Co. alleges improper records requests by litigants

Baltimore County claims plaintiffs to a federal lawsuit alleging police and prosecutors improperly handle sexual assault allegations are misusing the Maryland Public Information Act by making records requests before discovery has started. The lawsuit was filed in September and contends that ...

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Baltimore seeks dismissal of outstanding claim in wrongful conviction suit

A wrongfully convicted man who already obtained a $15 million verdict against a Baltimore Police Department detective will continue litigating a claim of constitutional violations against the department after a federal appeals court dismissed an appeal of the verdict because the ...

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