Philip Anschutz

Councilwoman to columnist she sued for $21 million: Never mind

City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway abruptly dropped a $21 million lawsuit Monday against Examiner columnist Adam Meister, conceding that she had, as he'd reported, claimed a Baltimore County house as her primary residence.

"I want to thank Belinda for suing me," Meister told reporters after a brief court hearing, stripping off a white dress shirt to reveal a red-white-and-blue campaign T-shirt for Nick Mosby, who is challenging Conaway in the 7th District.

"If it were not for your frivolous lawsuit, you would have zero primary opponents, and nobody would have known about your house in Randallstown," Meister said.

Meister's column had accused Conaway of...