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BUSINESS
January 23, 2010
AT&T customers in Maryland who connect to the Internet with smart phones are being taxed illegally, a class action lawsuit filed Friday alleges. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court by a Baltimore law firm led by trial lawyer William H. Murphy Jr., says those Maryland customers have been improperly billed a 6 percent monthly state tax and a monthly local communications tax. The lawsuit is seeking refunds and contends that total damages could exceed tens of millions of dollars.
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NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2010
The family of a Howard County student has filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against several officials in the school system, alleging that administrators failed to protect the student from bullying that led to his suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Tuesday, alleges that in December 2007, officials at Patapsco Middle School in Ellicott City failed to protect the student's rights to due process and equal protection by not intervening in "serious episodes of student-on-student violence" by a group of five students.
NEWS
By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2010
A Silver Spring woman has won a $2.35 million malpractice lawsuit against Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville after a misdiagnosis resulted in the amputation of several fingers, most of her right foot and left leg. Yesenia Rivera, 28, arrived at the hospital's emergency room in shock and complaining of severe abdominal pain on Aug. 3, 2006. She'd been diagnoses with kidney stones two days earlier and sent home, said Julia Arfaa, her attorney. Hospital staff, however, said they believed she had an ectopic pregnancy and did not treat the kidney problem until hours later.
SPORTS
By ASSOCAITED PRESS | September 13, 2007
NEW YORK -- Knicks guard Stephon Marbury testified yesterday in the case of a fired team executive who has accused coach Isiah Thomas of sexual harassment, calling the lawsuit absurd while downplaying an encounter with a drunken intern. After hearing about the lawsuit brought by Anucha Browne Sanders, "I laughed," Marbury said in U.S. District Court. "It was more of a joke than anything." Browne Sanders says she is owed her vice president position back and at least $10 million for enduring a sexually harassing workplace for five years.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 20, 2010
Charles Casey, a former pastor who used to live in Maryland, is suing Best Buy and its Geek Squad computer repair service for allegedly making negligent repairs on his computer, which caused it to shock him severely as soon as he plugged his printer into it, according to a federal lawsuit filed yesterday in Maryland. Casey, who lived in Cockeysville, Md., but now lives in Florida with his wife, said in the lawsuit that as soon as he plugged it in, he suffered "a severe electric shock that ran through his body, with tingling in his right hand up to his shoulder, across his tongue and down his left arm. " Casey had presented his computer for repair in early September 2007 to the Geek Squad at the Best Buy in the 1700 block of York Road in Timonium, the lawsuit states.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2012
Lawyers representing the NCAA have filed a brief supporting the dismissal of a lawsuit that Ravens linebacker Michael McAdoo filed after the NCAA declared him ineligible for academic fraud and impermissible benefits while he was at the University of North Carolina. This, according to a report from The Charlotte Observer . After he was suspended indefinitely, McAdoo sued the NCAA, the university and UNC chancellor Holden Thorp in July 2011. The lawsuit was dismissed in November, but McAdoo appealed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
SPORTS
By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
A U.S. District Court judge on Wednesday upheld many of the claims in Terps guard Dez Wells' lawsuit against Xavier, which expelled him in 2012 after the then-Musketeers freshman star was accused of sexual assault. Judge Arthur Spiegel, according to media reports, dismissed a request by Wells to explore the decision of the school's conduct board to expel him, saying the statute of limitations had passed. He also threw out specific charges against the university president, the Rev. Michael Graham.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge ruled Monday that a lawsuit can go forward against Morgan State University that contends the school failed to protect Joshua Ceasar, who was brutally beaten last year by an electrical engineering student who previously showed signs of violence and mental instability. The student, Alexander Kinyua, 22, was later accused of murder and cannibalism in the death of a family friend. Judge Videtta A. Brown found that there was potential for "foreseeability" on the part of the school that "something bad was going to happen," said Steven D. Silverman, Caesar's attorney.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2012
Nicholas Piscatelli's annus horribilis seems to be extending into 2012. On Tuesday, the Maryland Court of Appeals sided against the developer in a four-year-old libel lawsuit against Baltimore City Paper.  Meanwhile, his former megaclub, Redwood Trust , is still up for sale, and at half the price from when it was first listed six years ago. Last year, Piscatelli tried to auction off 200 E. Redwood, the nearly 130-year-old building...
NEWS
March 31, 2012
In 1776, there were an estimated 2.5 million folks living in the New Colonies. Today, there are 311 million individuals who must be included when we consider their needs and make laws. How is it that the Baltimore Sun editorial staff, the media, our politicians, experts and even the president rarely, if ever, addresses this profound condition? Population growth and its problems should be the first factor in any national logistics planning. Furthermore, do we have confidence that the framers of the Constitution could see into the future?
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