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In the face of a threatened lawsuit by the National Rifle Association, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has formally advised Gov. Martin O’Malley that he can sign the bill next week without fear of any part of it being overturned in the courts....
A military judge on Thursday accepted the terms under which an Army private would plead guilty to seven charges for sending classified documents to WikiLeaks. Col. Denise Lind ruled during the third day of a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade for Pfc....
The thought of leaving the Beechcrest Mobile Home Park in North Laurel after 15 years is bittersweet for Janice Brown. She would stay in her trailer until the roof caves in, she said, but moving does respresent a fresh start. "Whether I like or...
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The Harford County Council voted to allow the county to hire outside legal counsel to defend a $9 million lawsuit brought by Tina Wagner, a county employee who claims she was wrongfully discharged. The council voted six to one in support of County...
A state task force composed of police, mental health advocates and gun rights representatives began its look Tuesday at whether Maryland laws governing gun access by the mentally ill should be changed. Questions the 17-member panel will consider...
A Harford County teacher was reinstated earlier this summer after charges that he bit a student were dropped. Last summer, charges were brought against John Hickey, then a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at Fountain Green Elementary School, according...
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As law firms across the country cut back, Offit Kurman has grown. Rapidly. The firm, founded in Towson 25 years ago, doubled its revenue from 2008 to 2011 — a period that included the worst-in-decades recession — and added dozens of employees...
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A judgment in a medical malpractice case against a prominent Harford County physician has been sent back to the local court to be re-tried. In May 2010, a Harford County Circuit Court jury returned a verdict against Dr. Roger Schneider and Dr. Mark Gonze...
Most Americans probably haven't given much thought to the botched gun trafficking investigation by theBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosivesknown as "Fast and Furious." What they do know are probably the most embarrassing details —...
When it comes to filing for bankruptcy, Marylanders are more likely to be do-it-yourselfers than debtors in other states. Maryland ranked ninth in the country a year ago in the number of bankruptcy cases in which the debtor wasn't represented by a...
Though just two Baltimore officers accused of taking kickbacks from Majestic Auto Repair are on trial this week in federal court, witnesses, prosecutors and attorneys have broadly described police behaving badly. One of the defendants falsified police...
The Maryland attorney general's office argued in a lengthy legal brief, filed in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, that a convicted child rapist serving four life terms should not be offered a second chance to take a plea deal years after the fact,...
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