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  • 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...
  • Demands for reform

    As they put up houses for sale, some Baltimore entrepreneurs are reviving an old practice to make new profits. Rehabbers and ground rent holders are creating new rents on the land under those houses, saddling buyers with annual fees of as much as $240....
  • 'You cannot turn your back'

    After a stranger snapped her photograph as she entered the Green Zone, Tina Raad's family begged her to get out of Iraq. At first, she resisted. The Iraqi woman had sought work with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Baghdad because she...
  • 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...
  • 15-year-old charged in killings

    A 15-year-old Dulaney High School honor student and Boy Scout was charged yesterday with shooting and killing his parents and two younger brothers, a crime that police said he confessed to more than 24 hours after the killings - time he allegedly spent...
  • A suspect, few clues

    A suspect, few clues
    Nicholas Browning appeared on the television screen in a Towson courtroom yesterday, his dirty-blond hair tousled, wearing a jail-issued orange jumpsuit. The 15-year-old Dulaney High School sophomore answered the judge's questions with "ma'am," as he...
  • Judge acts to put jury at ease

    As the trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon drew to a close last week, Judge Dennis M. Sweeney descended from his courtroom dais and spoke to jurors at their own level, rather than from on high. His positioning for the reading of jury instructions was...
  • 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...
  • Exxon to face more lawsuits over gas leak

    Exxon Mobil Corp. is facing more lawsuits over the 25,000-gallon gasoline leak this year from one of its service stations that fouled ground water in the Jacksonville area of Baltimore County. With at least two suits over the leak already lodged...
  • Dawson family survivors file lawsuit against officials, police

    Survivors of the slain Dawson family have filed a $14 million lawsuit accusing elected leaders and law enforcement officials of failing to prevent the firebombing that killed seven family members in 2002. The legal action, which argues that the city...
  • Tech companies settle job-poaching lawsuit

    In a case that exposed the dark side of hiring practices in Silicon Valley, Apple Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. have settled a major lawsuit alleging they colluded not to poach employees from each other, according to a letter filed...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Condo boards need checks and balances

    Ask a real estate pro: Condo boards need checks and balances
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: I’ve seen some news recently about officials stealing from community associations....