| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:24 AM
A Howard County Circuit Court jury in the Maryland School for the Deaf sex abuse case handed down a mixed result Wedneday, finding the defendant guilty of two charges of child sexual abuse, not guilty of one count and declaring a mistrial in the four...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Claudia Diamond must have been one of the fortunate few law school graduates who had the benefit of a significant scholarship or finished her education with no significant debt to repay ("Bar exam does not a lawyer make," Nov. 7). And if she ever provided...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:18 PM
A federal judge in Maryland handed down lighter prison sentences Monday to defendants in a huge marijuana distribution case, saying that such offenses are "not regarded with the same seriousness" as they were just a few decades ago.
U.S. District Judge...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:05 PM
A convicted murderer accused of killing a state prison guard in Jessup seven years ago has, for a second time, been found mentally incompetent to stand trial after a hearing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
Doctors for the state who evaluated Lamarr...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:51 AM
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...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:15 AM
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....
| Dec 24, 2011
| 4:59 PM
Many parents braved the malls to find their children this year's must-have toy or the hottest gadget.
But gifts come in many forms.
My suggestion to parents is that they take steps in the months ahead to improve their finances in a way that will...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:28 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:53 PM
Though George Huguely V is charged with premeditated murder in the 2010 death of his University of Virginia girlfriend, Yeardley Love, attorneys following the case say it's unlikely that the jury will find he intended to kill her when members begin...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:38 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:14 PM
After Ada George's thyroid treatment went wrong last summer, leaving the 57-year-old mother of three brain-damaged and comatose, officials from Good Samaritan Hospital approached her family twice to apologize and offer compensation, which the Georges...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:10 PM
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...