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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | January 26, 1993
Circuit Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan yesterday tentatively approved a $7 million bid by a group headed by Landex Corp. of Warwick, R.I., which plans to buy and redevelop an apartment complex in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill neighborhood.Despite community requests that a decision be postponed, Judge Kaplan agreed to sign a contract that gives the prospective buyer 75 days to inspect the Renaissance Plaza apartments and decide whether to buy the buildings and spend $21.6 million renovating them.The group has to return to the judge for final approval once the financing is in place.
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August 22, 2004
THERE OUGHT to be better places than a courtroom to devise educational policy; nevertheless, it was heartening to see how Judge Joseph H.H. Kaplan, in his ruling Friday on the Baltimore school system, struck so clearly to the heart of the issue. The city's schools still don't have the money they should be getting under the state constitution, he wrote, and in the effort to make ends meet, the quality of the academic program is deteriorating. This is the wrong way to be heading, he said, and it must stop.
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By Eileen Canzian | October 2, 1990
A Baltimore judge has ordered state juvenile authorities to send a young car thief to a private reformatory in Pennsylvania, paving the way for an appeals court battle over the authority of juvenile court judges.The state Department of Juvenile Services, which pays for the care of juvenile offenders, argued that Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan could not force the agency to spend $30,000 a year to enroll the boy at the Glen Mills School in Concordville, Pa., when a less expensive program is available in Maryland.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1998
Retired Carroll County Circuit Judge Donald J. Gilmore Sr., who colleagues said brought dignity, honor, common sense and compassion to the courtroom, died of cancer Thursday at home in Manchester. He was 66.Judge Gilmore, who directed the restoration of the county courthouse, was a member of one of the county's oldest law firms -- Walsh, Fisher and Gilmore -- and president of the county Bar Association when he was appointed to the Fifth Judicial Circuit by acting Gov. Blair Lee III in 1977.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer C. Fraser Smith contributed to this article | March 11, 1996
The administrative judge of Baltimore Circuit Court says the firm of attorney Peter G. Angelos sought his support for legislation that could affect punitive damages awarded in thousands of asbestos cases pending in the city court. FFTC Last week, Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan said that he once considered taking a position on the bill. After the initial contact, he asked an Angelos attorney to have other lawyers for asbestos victims send him letters about whether they had ever collected on a judgment for punitive damages on behalf of their clients.
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By M. Dion Thompson | October 10, 1990
Judge Paul A. Smith, the District Court judge appointed last week to the Baltimore Circuit Court, was sworn in to his new position yesterday -- two weeks before his formal swearing-in.However, Judge Smith, whose strong showing in last month's primary election led to his appointment, did not take a seat on the Circuit Court bench.That will not happen until Oct. 24, the day after the Circuit Court holds a ceremonial swearing-in for him.Until then, Judge Smith will continue his duties on the city's District Court, according to Joseph H. H. Kaplan, administrative judge of the Circuit Court.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer JoAnna Daemmrich contributed to this article | June 15, 1994
Having been subjected to what he termed "very vicious" criticism, Baltimore's top judge said yesterday that he regrets his decision to meet with politicians to discuss Baltimore Comptroller Jacqueline F. McLean's criminal case.Although maintaining that no ethical bounds were crossed in the meeting Friday in his chambers, Joseph H. H. Kaplan, administrative judge of the Baltimore Circuit Court, agreed that his decision to receive five members of the City Council created RTC a troubling appearance.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff Writer | December 8, 1992
Earllen Rowe was enraged when her daughter's killer was ordered to perform community service in lieu of prison time. Now, with the news that budget cuts will claim the community service program in Baltimore, she's even angrier."
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By GLENN McNATT | August 20, 1994
Special prosecutor Stephen Montanarelli has asked Administrative Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan of the Baltimore Circuit Court to allow an outside judge to preside over the trial of former city comptroller Jacqueline F. McLean.I hope Judge Kaplan denies the request. There is no reason Ms. McLean can't get a fair trial in Baltimore City. To accede to Mr. Montanarelli's demand would be to impugn the integrity of every city judge and the Baltimore court system.Mr. Montanarelli says that an appearance of political influence has tainted the court proceedings in Ms. McLean's theft and misconduct case.
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June 15, 1994
Whatever their motivations may have been, the intercession of a handful of City Council members and the postponement of Comptroller Jacqueline McLean's trial by one judge over another's objections stains the Baltimore judiciary's reputation for integrity. However distressing some of the events in the court room, they pale in contrast to the spectacle of behind-the-scenes maneuvering elsewhere in the court house.The constitutional guarantee of a fair trial requires that the judicial system be insulated from outside interference.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1996
A Baltimore circuit court judge yesterday ruled that the Baltimore Museum of Art may press in court some of its claims that the Maryland Institute, College of Art will profit unfairly if allowed to keep all the money earned by the sale of its famous Lucas Collection.The judge's opinion is the latest development in a 15-month-long legal tussle among the city's three largest cultural institutions. At issue is the future of a vast art collection owned by the Institute, but which has been on loan for more than six decades to the BMA and the Walters Art Gallery.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer C. Fraser Smith contributed to this article | March 11, 1996
The administrative judge of Baltimore Circuit Court says the firm of attorney Peter G. Angelos sought his support for legislation that could affect punitive damages awarded in thousands of asbestos cases pending in the city court. FFTC Last week, Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan said that he once considered taking a position on the bill. After the initial contact, he asked an Angelos attorney to have other lawyers for asbestos victims send him letters about whether they had ever collected on a judgment for punitive damages on behalf of their clients.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1996
A torrent of criminal and civil cases has left the Circuit Court of Baltimore in "desperate, desperate" shape -- on the verge of releasing accused felons who have awaited trial beyond the 180-day "speedy trial" limit, the court's chief judge said yesterday."
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October 4, 1995
WITH THE wisdom of Solomon, Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan ruled that the Maryland Institute, College of Art may sell the Lucas collection but must then compensate the two museums that care for it. How much, must await an adversary hearing. So in theory the dispute is resolved in the institute's favor. Whether it is actually in the institute's interest to sell the massive collection of prints plus paintings and sculpture to enlarge its endowment is left unresolved.Time remains for an amicable solution or fourth-party intervention that would provide a gift of money to the institute and title to the art to the Baltimore Museum of Art and Walters Art Gallery now holding it. However unlikely, that would be the best solution for Baltimore.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | August 31, 1995
Maryland's second highest court ruled yesterday that Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital must open its patient records to a legal advocacy group investigating the hospital's treatment of patients.Reversing Baltimore Circuit Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan, the Court of Special Appeals said the Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC) is entitled to records of Mount Washington patients without first securing a court order.Judge Kaplan had ruled that MDLC was required to convince a judge of probable cause of abuse or neglect before it could have FTC the records of patients who are not MDLC clients.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff Writer | August 17, 1995
The administrative judge of Baltimore's Circuit Court has volunteered to go to jail if needed -- to preside over cases at a new booking center that doesn't have a courtroom.Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan's pledge is the latest wrinkle in a debate over whether there will be lawyers and a judge to deal with cases at the soon-to-open Central Booking Facility at Madison Street and the Fallsway."I just want [the center] to be used for what it's designed to be used for -- to separate the wheat from the chaff," Judge Kaplan said.
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By Eileen Canzian | October 1, 1990
The Baltimore teen-ager was in Juvenile Court again, this time for stealing a car. The prosecutor argued he should be sent to private reformatory in Pennsylvania, and the judge agreed.But the state Department of Juvenile Services -- which pays for the care of such youngsters -- is of a different opinion.Department officials say that the youth could be handled just as well, and at less cost, in a state-run center in Maryland. They have also told Baltimore Circuit Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan that if he insists on sending the boy to Pennsylvania, they will refuse to pay the bill.
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By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,Sun Staff Writer | April 5, 1995
In a series of decisions that began to frame the scope of the American Civil Liberties Union school-funding lawsuit against Maryland, Baltimore's chief judge ruled yesterday that Montgomery County cannot join the case -- and that Baltimore City does not have to.Chief Circuit Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan denied the state's request to dismiss the lawsuit, which it challenged because Baltimore was not named as a party in the suit.The suit alleges that the state fails to aid Baltimore sufficiently for the city to provide adequate education to its students.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1995
A Baltimore circuit judge ruled yesterday that it would be illegal for the city election board to carry out an order by state election officials to remove more than 32,000 names from the voter rolls.Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan settled a lawsuit brought by the city board against the state election officials, saying that purging the names would violate a state law that became effective Jan. 1.Under a state law no longer in effect, the names should have been removed from city voting rolls last year, before the statewide elections, as part of the so-called "five-year purge."
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Writer | April 6, 1995
In the courtroom to the right, an elderly man is charged with abusing a 5-year-old boy. In the room to the left, Peter Angelos is condemning asbestos companies as killers that renege on big-money settlements.But in the courtroom in the middle, proud parents are beaming over small children dressed in their Sunday school finest.This is adoption day in Baltimore Circuit Court -- an oasis of love, smiles and innocence in a place where humanity's ugly side is too often on display."Here, there's no fight.
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