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  • Navy defends justice system in Naval Academy case

    Navy defends justice system in Naval Academy case
    The Navy on Friday defended its policy of having commanders determine whether criminal cases go to trial, as it responded to a request to have that authority stripped from the current Naval Academy superintendent. Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, the academy...
  • Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund

    Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund
    Baltimore County has repaid more than $13 million it borrowed last year from its employees' pension fund, leading the county police union to drop a lawsuit over the loan. The county recently paid about $13.1 million, plus more than $500,000 in interest,...
  • FTC says debt collector sent deceptive text messages to consumers

    The Federal Trade Commission brought its first case against a California debt collector that allegedly sent text messages to consumers. Nothing wrong with that, but the debt collector didn’t let on that it was debt collector, the agency said....
  • Baltimore school system sued over homeless students

    Baltimore school system sued over homeless students
    Homeless families in Baltimore have filed a federal lawsuit against the city school system, contending that their children have been denied transportation to school and been stigmatized because they couldn't afford field trips and uniforms. The class-...
  • After wrongful conviction, second man to be tried in murder

    After wrongful conviction, second man to be tried in murder
    State and federal prosecutors have had two explanations for how Robert Long ended up dead. In the first, he was killed over a dispute with a drug dealer. In the second, he was killed because he agreed to testify against one of his co-conspirators in a...
  • Business schools must lead the way on equity

    After more than three years in the courts, Bank of America will pay $39 million to settle a gender bias case in its Merrill Lynch brokerage operation. The women who brought this suit allege executives at the brokerage favored male employees by giving them...
  • City Homes files for bankruptcy protection

    City Homes files for bankruptcy protection
    Facing a flurry of lead paint lawsuits, a nonprofit company that provides affordable housing in Baltimore has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. City Homes Inc. and its subsidiaries, which operate more than 300 apartment units in what...
  • Joseph G. 'Bodie' Finnerty Jr., litigator

    Joseph G. 'Bodie' Finnerty Jr., litigator
    Joseph G. "Bodie" Finnerty Jr., a highly regarded trial lawyer who headed DLA Piper's litigation department and oversaw expansion of the firm to Philadelphia and New York City, died Thursday of Alzheimer's disease at Copper Ridge assisted-living...
  • Lawsuit seeks removal of Naval Academy superintendent from sex assault case

    Lawsuit seeks removal of Naval Academy superintendent from sex assault case
    An attorney for the Naval Academy midshipman who accused three classmates of sexually assaulting her at an off-campus party is asking a federal judge to bar the academy superintendent from deciding whether the case goes to a court-martial. Under the...
  • Pain drug abuse fuels competition, legal battles for companies

    Pain drug abuse fuels competition, legal battles for companies
    It's just urine. But for a Baltimore company and a rival, it's liquid gold worth bruising legal battles. When a patient is prescribed a powerful painkiller like Vicodin or OxyContin, many doctors require periodic urine tests to check dosage levels as...
  • Another convicted Harford murderer granted a new trial

    Another convicted Harford murderer granted a new trial
    An Edgewood man, convicted in 1980 of the execution style murder of a shopkeeper during a robbery, has been granted a new trial under a controversial ruling that has vacated scores of old murder convictions around the state. Retired Harford Circuit...
  • NFL, former players reach $765 million settlement over concussions

    NFL, former players reach $765 million settlement over concussions
    The National Football League and more than 4,500 retired players, including former Ravens and Baltimore Colts, reached a $765 million settlement Thursday over concussion-related lawsuits. The settlement comes a week before the NFL kicks off the 2013...