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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 25, 1999
NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. made a settlement offer yesterday to resolve the landmark antitrust case against the world's largest software company that government officials promptly called inadequate.The proposal to the U.S. Justice Department and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller was "a minimalist opening offer that is far from what anyone in our group would expect to be adequate," said California Attorney General Bill Lockyer. "It was a very small offer."Miller is expected to describe the offer today in Washington to the other 18 states that are suing Microsoft.
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August 12, 2014
I was not surprised to read the view of The Sun's editorial board in "End the pension fight" (Aug. 8), but your facts are incorrect. The police and fire unions made a proposal in September of 2009 regarding the fire and police pension plan. While the unions were negotiating with members of the City Council to seek those changes, the mayor's folks were crafting Ordinance 10-0306, which took effect in June 2010. While in litigation we made a settlement offer to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in January of 2013 with regard to Ordinance 10-0306.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Anne Arundel County government must pay more than $100,000 in attorneys' fees to a former county employee who sued, claiming she was wrongfully fired by former County Executive John R. Leopold.. U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake on Wednesday awarded just over $103,000 in legal fees as well as court costs to Karla Hamner, a former government spokeswoman. Hamner previously accepted a settlement offer from the county of $110,000 plus attorneys' fees. In total, she'll get about $214,000.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Howard school officials will begin mediation with the county teachers union Wednesday, the latest step in contentious contract negotiations that lasted throughout the school year. The Howard County Education Association declared an impasse last month after failing to reach agreements with the school system on such matters as salary increases, step implementation and the duration of the agreement. "We're optimistic about the mediation session, and we hope it results in a settlement as soon as possible," said union President Paul Lemle.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Howard school officials will begin mediation with the county teachers union Wednesday, the latest step in contentious contract negotiations that lasted throughout the school year. The Howard County Education Association declared an impasse last month after failing to reach agreements with the school system on such matters as salary increases, step implementation and the duration of the agreement. "We're optimistic about the mediation session, and we hope it results in a settlement as soon as possible," said union President Paul Lemle.
NEWS
August 12, 2014
I was not surprised to read the view of The Sun's editorial board in "End the pension fight" (Aug. 8), but your facts are incorrect. The police and fire unions made a proposal in September of 2009 regarding the fire and police pension plan. While the unions were negotiating with members of the City Council to seek those changes, the mayor's folks were crafting Ordinance 10-0306, which took effect in June 2010. While in litigation we made a settlement offer to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in January of 2013 with regard to Ordinance 10-0306.
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By New York Times News Service | November 22, 1990
WASHINGTON -- Widespread opposition to a $1 million settlement offered to American University's former president to sever his ties to the school has prompted the trustees to schedule a special meeting next month to discuss the offer.The offer to Richard Berendzen was made earlier this month.Mr. Berendzen, a physicist and tenured faculty member, resigned in April after 10 years as president, admitting he had made obscene calls to a woman who runs a child-care service. The woman said he discussed fantasies of sexual relations with children.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 23, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- Rodney King's attorney said he made his final offer to settle Mr. King's lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, even as a judge began selecting a jury to hear Mr. King's case in federal court."
NEWS
October 7, 2008
If there's a bright side to the Countrywide Financial Corp. disaster for beleaguered subprime mortgage holders, it's this: Bank of America now owns the Countrywide portfolio and is moving to restructure loans as part of an $8.4 billion settlement with three states. For all the talk of mortgage lenders working to help troubled borrowers keep up their payments and avoid foreclosure, very few homeowners in these high-cost, risky mortgages have benefited.
NEWS
March 30, 2008
It would be foolish to give an instant thumbs up or down on the proposed settlement announced last week between the state and Constellation Energy Group over the 1999 deregulation deal. Cursory analysis is what got ratepayers in trouble nine years ago. The proposal has far-reaching ramifications, and lawmakers will need to closely scrutinize all of it in the days ahead. But it's hard not to applaud several key elements of the arrangement that have obvious benefits to consumers - not the least of which is the one-time $170 credit that would be doled out to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s 1.1 million customers at a cost of $187 million to the company.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Anne Arundel County government must pay more than $100,000 in attorneys' fees to a former county employee who sued, claiming she was wrongfully fired by former County Executive John R. Leopold.. U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake on Wednesday awarded just over $103,000 in legal fees as well as court costs to Karla Hamner, a former government spokeswoman. Hamner previously accepted a settlement offer from the county of $110,000 plus attorneys' fees. In total, she'll get about $214,000.
NEWS
October 7, 2008
If there's a bright side to the Countrywide Financial Corp. disaster for beleaguered subprime mortgage holders, it's this: Bank of America now owns the Countrywide portfolio and is moving to restructure loans as part of an $8.4 billion settlement with three states. For all the talk of mortgage lenders working to help troubled borrowers keep up their payments and avoid foreclosure, very few homeowners in these high-cost, risky mortgages have benefited.
NEWS
March 30, 2008
It would be foolish to give an instant thumbs up or down on the proposed settlement announced last week between the state and Constellation Energy Group over the 1999 deregulation deal. Cursory analysis is what got ratepayers in trouble nine years ago. The proposal has far-reaching ramifications, and lawmakers will need to closely scrutinize all of it in the days ahead. But it's hard not to applaud several key elements of the arrangement that have obvious benefits to consumers - not the least of which is the one-time $170 credit that would be doled out to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s 1.1 million customers at a cost of $187 million to the company.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2004
Proposals for improving the federal flood insurance program do not address broader problems that led to settlement offers that are tens of thousands of dollars too low, according to insurance adjusters who handled Tropical Storm Isabel claims. Federal Insurance Administrator Anthony S. Lowe, who is scheduled to testify today before a U.S. Senate panel, has said he is looking for ways to eliminate wide misunderstandings among agents, adjusters and consumers about what is covered under the National Flood Insurance Program and to improve the appeals process for those not satisfied with settlement offers.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 8, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Seeking a steep penalty against President Clinton for contempt of court, Paula Corbin Jones' lawyers asked a federal judge yesterday to assess $496,358.30 -- nearly $200,000 higher than an out-of-court proposal the president's attorneys rejected this week."This nation now awaits a vigorous response from the federal judiciary to Clinton's virulent attack on its integrity," Jones' legal team argued in a 155-page catalog of lawyers' fees and expenses that, they said, resulted directly from Clinton's false testimony in the Jones case.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 25, 1999
NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. made a settlement offer yesterday to resolve the landmark antitrust case against the world's largest software company that government officials promptly called inadequate.The proposal to the U.S. Justice Department and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller was "a minimalist opening offer that is far from what anyone in our group would expect to be adequate," said California Attorney General Bill Lockyer. "It was a very small offer."Miller is expected to describe the offer today in Washington to the other 18 states that are suing Microsoft.
NEWS
By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2004
Proposals for improving the federal flood insurance program do not address broader problems that led to settlement offers that are tens of thousands of dollars too low, according to insurance adjusters who handled Tropical Storm Isabel claims. Federal Insurance Administrator Anthony S. Lowe, who is scheduled to testify today before a U.S. Senate panel, has said he is looking for ways to eliminate wide misunderstandings among agents, adjusters and consumers about what is covered under the National Flood Insurance Program and to improve the appeals process for those not satisfied with settlement offers.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 8, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Seeking a steep penalty against President Clinton for contempt of court, Paula Corbin Jones' lawyers asked a federal judge yesterday to assess $496,358.30 -- nearly $200,000 higher than an out-of-court proposal the president's attorneys rejected this week."This nation now awaits a vigorous response from the federal judiciary to Clinton's virulent attack on its integrity," Jones' legal team argued in a 155-page catalog of lawyers' fees and expenses that, they said, resulted directly from Clinton's false testimony in the Jones case.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 23, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- Rodney King's attorney said he made his final offer to settle Mr. King's lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, even as a judge began selecting a jury to hear Mr. King's case in federal court."
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | May 27, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- When Henry Hook lost his lifetime membership in the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 four years ago, he was banned from a group he had been a part of since 1939.He was banned, the company's executive committee said, because its members believed that the 74-year-old had stolen money during a Friday night bingo game.Hook asserts he wasn't notified of the membership meeting in which he was formally dismissed from the company and sued in 1988, citing constitutional grounds and seeking reinstatement in the company and more than $350,000 in damages.
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