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  • The BMA regains a long-lost Renoir

    A U.S. district court judge ended the dispute over "On the Shore of the Seine," a stolen Renoir painting, on Friday, Jan. 10 when he awarded ownership of the painting to the Baltimore Museum of Art, from which the painting was stolen in 1951. Marcia...
  • Ten years after law creating appraiser database passed, its existence, effectiveness unclear

    On April 19, a kindly home appraiser named David C. Christian, a grandfather in his early 60's who had never been in trouble with the law before, was sentenced in federal court in downtown Baltimore to 15 months in prison. Christian admitted to...
  • Accused officer allegedly facilitated drug dealing on same days she busted people with drugs

    Since the mid-2000s, when Baltimore police officers William King and Antonio Murray were busted for robbing drug dealers and received combined sentences totaling hundreds of years, the string of corruption scandals involving the Baltimore Police...
  • Domino Sugar's air-pollution settlement with the EPA gets adjusted

    A year-old air-pollution agreement filed in Maryland U.S. District Court between American Sugar Refining, Inc. (ASR), the company that owns the Domino Sugars factory in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been...
  • New Delaware drug charges follow lenient treatment by Maryland judges

    Jennifer Debois Dickerson's life spiraled into a maelstrom of poor decisions starting in late 2011, and the suburban mother, now 33 years old, found herself charged in three Baltimore-area drug cases and a federal firearms case. Yet she escaped prison...
  • New law threatens to shut down Baltimore's biggest bail bonds company

    A new district court rule may force 4 Aces Bail Bonds out of business. That is the claim made in a lawsuit the company filed this month against Judge Ben C. Clyburn, chief judge of the Maryland District Court. Aces wants to overturn the rule, which...
  • 1986 marriage-fraud law is too flawed to stand, attorney says

    With weighty questions about the legality of certain marriages consuming national attention-specifically, the U.S. Supreme Court's current consideration of gay-marriage issues-another legal question about marriage recently arose in Maryland federal court:...
  • Media ask Maryland judge to end secrecy at Wikileaker Bradley Manning's court-martial

    Government secrecy has been thrust into the national debate in recent weeks, with leaked revelations detailing how the U.S. national-security apparatus clandestinely hatched and nurtured a massive communications-collecting effort that some say...
  • Dirty cop undermines gun convict's guilty plea

    Since Mark Lunsford, a Baltimore City detective assigned to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), was charged and pleaded guilty to lying and embezzling in 2009 and 2010, federal prosecutors have mostly managed to contain the resulting damage to...
  • Contamination prompts a judge-angering court fight over Baltimore casino

    A federal judge in Baltimore on Aug. 9 angrily denied 10 Westport and Cherry Hill residents' request to halt construction of the long-awaited, 335,000-square-foot Horseshoe Casino off Russell Street near M&T Bank Stadium, saying their petition "woefully...
  • In Maryland and across the country, the federal designer-drug crackdown takes prisoners, cash, and a legal backlash

    Dev Bahadur Hamal worked behind the counter of the Tobacco Stop in Bel Air, one of those ubiquitous shops that sell legal smokables and accessories for illegal ones, like bongs, hookahs, rolling papers, pot grinders, and glass pipes. On Sept. 22, 2011, a...
  • Insurer sues court over failure to enforce collections law

    Lexington National Insurance Corporation has sued the District Court of Maryland-and its chief clerk, Roberta Warnken-claiming Warnken did not follow the law and cost Maryland citizens "in excess of $1 million." The dispute is about an obscure deadline...