Tag Archives: U.S. District Court

Dennis M. Sweeney: How many strikes are enough?

Last September, three men were tried together in Baltimore City Circuit Court for the murder of former Baltimore City Councilman Kenneth Harris. Given that the charges carried the possible sentence of life imprisonment and there were multiple defendants, Judge David ...

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4th Circuit revives police recruit discrimination case

A federal appellate panel has revived part of a hostile work environment lawsuit brought against the city of Hagerstown by a black, female former police recruit. In a 2-1 decision, judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held ...

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Week in review: 12/24/10

UM fires coach over empty seats The University of Maryland, College Park fired its football coach, Ralph Friedgen, on Monday, even though the team will play next week in the Military Bowl and the school is obligated to pay him $2 ...

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Conservationists file lawsuit to stop Western Maryland wind farm

GREENBELT — Some conservationists have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block the startup of Maryland’s first industrial wind farm because it allegedly threatens federally protected Indiana bats. The complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt seeks to ...

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Court of Special Appeals overturns verdict in Chapman fee fight

In a fee dispute between prominent attorneys, a Maryland appeals court Tuesday overturned a $200,000 unjust-enrichment award to the law firm of Nathaniel E. Jones Jr., a Baltimore lawyer who served as behind-the-scenes co-counsel to the defense team for now-imprisoned ...

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Senate confirms Hollander, Bredar to U.S. District Court

Ellen L. Hollander and James K. Bredar will become U.S. District Court judges in Baltimore. The U.S. Senate on Saturday confirmed Hollander, a Maryland Court of Special Appeals judge, to the federal bench on a 95-0 vote. The Senate approved ...

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