| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:04 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:18 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:29 PM
A former Baltimore police officer won a $60,000 settlement from the city on a claim that his civil rights were violated when he was handed a plastic Bic razor and forced to shave for a visit by then-President-elect Barack Obama.
Anthony Brown, a former...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
What are your thoughts on Maryland’s just-released basketball schedule?
Jeff Barker: A few...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered the county to refund nearly $573,000 in health insurance premiums that had been overpaid by hundreds of Police Department retirees, following years of litigation between the county and the police union....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:21 PM
The mother of a 3-year-old boy killed in a northeastern Pennsylvania helicopter crash last month filed the first lawsuit in the accident Friday, seeking unspecified damages from two aviation companies and the pilot's estate.
Crystal McKain of Leesburg,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Arguing that billboards should be protected as free speech by the First Amendment, media firm Clear Channel Outdoor has filed a federal lawsuit against Baltimore and its new billboard tax.
Baltimore began imposing a tax last month on billboard...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:57 PM
A federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by poultry producer Perdue and an Eastern Shore farmer to make the Waterkeeper Alliance pay more than $3 million in attorneys' fees for its failed lawsuit alleging that the company and its contract grower were...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The family of Derek Sheely, a 22-year-old football player at Frostburg State University who died two years ago after sustaining successive head injuries on the practice field, has filed a lawsuit alleging that "reckless disregard for player health and...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:56 PM
A company that insures bail bonds is suing Maryland's District Court for being too lenient on its own industry.
Lexington National Insurance Corp. says the playing field on which it's competing with rival companies is not level. The...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Elections have consequences. People who attain political power daily make decisions that affect citizens in myriad ways, some not so obvious.
For example, one of the more underanalyzed (but long lasting) consequences of a re-elected Barack Obama is...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Karla Porter matter-of-factly confessed on Thursday to hiring a hit man to kill her husband, testifying that she had him shot because she feared he would kill her first.
"If Ray was alive, I would be dead," Karla Porter said as she gave three hours of...