| May 16, 2012
| 6:19 PM
The number of young children deemed at risk of lead poisoning in Maryland and nationwide expanded drastically Wednesday as a federal health agency declared it would effectively cut in half its threshold for diagnosing the environmental illness....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Just days after Comptroller Joan M. Pratt filed suit against the city, another prominent Baltimore official has filed notice of his intention to take City Hall to court.
Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway has formally notified the city of his...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:54 PM
A lawsuit challenging both the Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that pit bulls are "inherently dangerous" and a Baltimore landlord's decision to ban the animals from its property to avoid liabilities created under the ruling was recently amended to...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Weeks after being publicly pressured to repay legal fees, Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold announced Wednesday that he will pay back taxpayers if he loses a pending sex discrimination case brought by a former employee.
The private, $450-an-...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:39 PM
The veil was lifted Thursday on decades of confidential sexual-abuse allegations in the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America with the court-ordered release of more than 1,200 of the organization's "perversion files."
The files offer the public an...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
A lawsuit alleging that Maryland's historically black colleges and universities continue to suffer from policies that promote racial segregation is now in the hands of a federal judge, six years after it was first filed.
U.S. District Judge Catherine C....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:04 PM
I need to take a moment to tell you about Brad Marvel, a trained, certified, proud and professional automobile mechanic. I think I should add the he's sincere and earnest, and emphasize that he's a human being — a person, not a corporation.
I had a...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Three years after an Arnold man was shot in his home during a scuffle with Anne Arundel County police, the trial of his lawsuit claiming officers overreacted and violated his rights is scheduled to begin Tuesday afternoon.
Michael A. Housley, and his...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 5:11 PM
George Huguely V, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted last year of drunkenly beating to death his girlfriend Yeardley Love, has asked the Virginia Court of Appeals to review his case.
Huguely's attorneys argued in a petition filed...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will end the long-standing prohibition on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, opening hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members.
Panetta and Gen....
| Feb 3, 2013
| 2:07 PM
As Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold sat through his criminal misconduct trial, behind him sat people hoping the testimony and guilty verdict could bolster their pending civil cases.
Two former county employees were there, seeking fodder for...
| Jan 26, 2013
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge's decision to void the proposed $1.5 billion public-private partnership to redevelop the State Center office complex in Baltimore puts the state in a severe bind. It now faces both the immediate, practical concerns about...