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  • Harford school board hires outside legal counsel

    Despite having a full time lawyer on its payroll making a six-figure annual salary, Harford County's Board of Education recently hired a local law firm to represent the school board in any legal issues that could crop up between the board and...
  • Legal services programs for poor facing cuts

    A major funder of legal services for the poor will shave its grants by at least 5 percent across Maryland — even after dipping into its reserves. The 34 agencies that receive money from the Maryland Legal Services Corp. have been told to submit...
  • Md. 'robo-signing' case thrown out of federal court

    A class-action lawsuit over alleged foreclosure "robo-signing" was thrown out of federal court in Greenbelt last week when a judge ruled that the plaintiffs could have raised those complaints during their foreclosure cases. The robo-signing scandal &#...
  • Speaking of the law

    Speaking of the law
    Augustus F. "Gus" Brown, principal in the law firm of Brown, Brown & Young, P.A., in Bel Air, was a featured professor recently in a combined University of Maryland Carey School of Law and University of Baltimore School of Law third-year law student...
  • Ehrlich paid $168,000 for Schurick lawyers

    Ehrlich paid $168,000 for Schurick lawyers
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. used $168,000 of leftover campaign funds to pay for defense attorneys for Paul Schurick, his longtime aide who was convicted on charges of electoral fraud rising out of Ehrlich's failed run against Gov. Martin O'Malley in...
  • Small unpaid bills put residents at risk

    Homeowners who owe just a few hundred dollars in municipal debts - including Baltimore City water bills - often are hit with thousands of dollars in fees from private debt collectors and can lose their homes if they don't pay up. At least 400 city...
  • Their day in court

    Their day in court
    Every Wednesday at noon, debt collection lawyers take their seats behind a thick wooden table in a downtown Baltimore courtroom for a ritual they call the "rocket docket." It's one way officials at the city District Court try to unclog a backlog of...
  • Murder-suicide inquiry turns to father's financial dealings

    One hint that something might have been amiss in William Parente's professional life came from a nondescript law office in a shopping center in Queens. Attorney Bruce Montague, uneasy about an investment he had made through Parente, asked for his money...
  • GOP told to repay Steele

    GOP told to repay Steele
    State elections officials have told the financially strapped Maryland Republican Party that it must repay $77,500 that Michael S. Steele, now the national GOP chairman, transferred to it in an apparent violation of campaign finance laws. The state...
  • Union: Northwestern's position in student labor case 'castle built on sand'

    Union: Northwestern's position in student labor case 'castle built on sand'
    The union seeking to represent football players at Northwestern University called the school's position in the case “a castle built on sand” in a document filed with the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday. The document was filed...
  • Feds charge Rothstein's former CFO Irene Stay

    Feds charge Rothstein's former CFO Irene Stay
    Federal prosecutors filed a criminal charge Wednesday against Scott Rothstein's former bookkeeper, who became the chief financial officer of his law firm, court records show. Irene Stay, now Irene Shannon, 50, of Miami, was charged with a lone count...
  • Wall Street banks make legal case for physical commodities trade

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street banks have mounted a massive legal defense of their physical commodities activities, in a last-ditch effort to convince regulators that chartering oil tankers and owning power plants pose no risk to the financial system....