Best Week, Worst Week: Md. gerrymandering foes get good news; health exchange reeling

Proponents of fixing partisan advantage in redistricting in Maryland got some good news from a Wisconsin case this week while Maryland’s health exchange is dealing with fallout from the exit of one insurer, another who is predicting double-digit enrollment declines and two more that refiled for higher rate increases. On Monday, U.S. Supreme Court justices said …

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Imran O. Shaukat | Semmes, Bowen

Imran O. Shaukat, an associate in the maritime practice group at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, has been elected president of the Traffic Club of Baltimore. Founded in 1913, the Traffic Club of Baltimore fosters close relationships between the transportation, shipping, commercial and industrial organizations in Baltimore through educational and charitable efforts. Information in Movers and …

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Andrea Rodgers | Mercy Medical Center

Andrea Rodgers, BSN, Esq, has joined Mercy Medical Center as the hospital’s new director of risk management. Both a nurse and an attorney, Rodgers was awarded her BSN at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. After substantial experience in critical care nursing, Rodgers served …

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State Center attorneys seek to compel Maryland to hand over documents

A hearing is set for Monday in Baltimore City Circuit Court to consider the validity of a motion by the attorneys for the beleaguered State Center project’s developer to force the state to hand over documents regarding the decision to cancel leases at the proposed development. State Center LLC’s attorneys filed a motion to compel …

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Gun in carry-on leads to Md. charges against Delaware senator

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Maryland authorities have filed criminal charges against a Delaware state senator who carried a loaded handgun into an airport. Wicomico County officials have charged Sen. Brian Pettyjohn with violating a prohibition against boarding or attempting to board an aircraft with any firearm or explosive, whether openly or concealed. The felony charge …

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Md. cannabis association seeks to intervene in lawsuit against state

Lawyers for an association of medical cannabis growers and processors are asking Maryland’s highest court to allow them to intervene in a lawsuit that could further delay the troubled program. Alan Rifkin, managing partner of Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC and  lead attorney for a group of plaintiffs that includes members of the Maryland Wholesale Medical Cannabis …

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Md. bankruptcy attorney disbarred for ‘wide ranging misconduct’

The Md. Court of Appeals disbarred a bankruptcy attorney from Baltimore County for dishonest behavior with clients and opposing counsel, unauthorized practice of law in another state and an out-of-state conviction for marijuana possession, the court said in a recent opinion. Bar Counsel pursued disciplinary action against Bonnie Elizabeth Plank in December 2015 in response to …

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