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Mother of inmate killed inside Jessup files wrongful death lawsuit

The mother of an inmate killed by his cellmate in 2012 at the Jessup Correctional Institution has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state. Jimmie Ruth Craven alleges corrections officers should have known Jeffrey E. Cordell "was a danger to other inmates" when they housed her son with him, according to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. She is seeking $2 million in punitive damages and more than $75,000 in compensatory damages.

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$175K wrongful death settlement before Board of Estimates

The city's spending panel is scheduled to approve Wednesday a $175,000 settlement with the family of a man shot and killed by police in July 2012. The family of Michael Omar Wudtee filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit in October 2013, according to court records. The case was scheduled for trial in February but was settled a month earlier, according to online court records.

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Prince George’s County faces $15M wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a Suitland man shot and killed outside his home has filed a $15 million wrongful death lawsuit against Prince George's County. Michael R. Minor, 38, died in October after sheriff's deputies responded to his house for a report of a domestic dispute, according to the lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

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