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Opinions – Maryland Court of Special Appeals: 3/7/11

Criminal Procedure Reach-in searches BOTTOM LINE: Where, police partially exposed defendants’ buttocks during searches incident to their arrests, searches were reasonable because they were “reach-in” rather than strip searches. CASE: Allen v. State, Smith v. State, Nos. 1963, 1968, Sept. ...

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Suit seeks $2M for man’s death at Baltimore behavioral center

The family and estate of a man killed by a fellow patient last March at Baltimore Behavioral Health Systems Inc. have filed a $2 million lawsuit against the facility, claiming it allowed the assailant to return without adequate security after ...

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Marine’s family sues police for $270M

The family of a Marine shot dead by an off-duty Baltimore police officer outside a nightclub last June has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the officer and the police department, claiming the incident was preventable and seeking millions of dollars ...

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Family of man shot by Baltimore officer sues for $270M

Relatives of an unarmed man shot to death by a Baltimore police officer last summer have filed a multimillion-dollar wrongful death lawsuit. Officer Gahiji Tshamba has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tyrone Brown. The lawsuit names ...

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Opinions: Maryland Court of Appeals

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Civil Procedure, Contribution among joint tortfeasors: Physician defendant in wrongful death action, judgment against whom was reduced by a settlement entered into with a hospital, with an attendant release, was not entitled to further reduction by ...

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New trial granted to Amtrak worker’s widow

A widow can pursue a wrongful-death claim against Amtrak because the trial judge failed to tell jurors that assumption of risk is no defense in the case of a railroad worker killed on the job, Maryland’s top court ruled Wednesday. ...

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