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Court of Appeals upholds cap on damages in police brutality case
Court of Appeals upholds cap on damages in police brutality case

Maryland's Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a cap on monetary awards in lawsuits against local governments, turning back an effort to collect $11.5 million awarded to the family of a Prince George's County man fatally shot by police. The ruling means Prince George's County has to pay only $400,000 in the case stemming from a 2008 shooting. The family of Manuel Espina asked the state's highest court to overturn lower court rulings that reduced the jury verdict. The case had been closely watched across the state. Baltimore and other localities had supported Prince George's County in the case. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that a ruling in favor...

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