Panel recommends 6-month suspension for Baltimore judge

A judicial discipline panel has recommended the immediate six-month suspension of a Baltimore City District Court judge they determined to be “volatile, unpredictable, and responsible for the enormously difficult work environment” at the District Court. The Commission on Judicial Disabilities deliberated for more than 12 hours before determining that Judge Devy Patterson Russell committed sanctionable conduct by …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/11/30/russell-cjd-suspension/

Under Armour settles overtime lawsuit by former employee

Under Armour has settled a federal lawsuit with a former employee who sued for back pay last year, according to online court records filed Thursday. The Baltimore sports apparel company settled the claims for $15,000, of which the former employee will be entitled to $5,000, including lost wages and liquidated damages. The rest of the …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/11/30/under-armour-settles-overtime-lawsuit-by-former-employee/

Judge mulls judgment for GTTF officers in false arrest lawsuit

A Baltimore judge will determine whether to allow a lawsuit by a man claiming two former Gun Trace Task Force officers planted a gun and arrested him to move forward after a hearing Friday that may have convinced her to rule in the ex-officers’ favor. Ryan Brown’s lawsuit against Marcus Taylor and Evodio Hendrix is scheduled …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/11/30/brown-hendrix-taylor-summary-judgment/

Suburban, Woodholme country clubs talk potential merger

Two of Pikesville’s storied country clubs, Woodholme and Suburban, have had early talks about a potential merger, a deal that would have to be approved by members of both clubs.

In a letter to members posted on Woodholme’s website Thursday, the country club said “the leadership of both Woodholme and Suburban have had preliminary discussions to explore the possibility of a Woodholme/Suburban merger. "As you are aware, it is becoming more challenging to increase the number of members of each club.…

from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/11/30/suburban-woodholme-country-clubs-talk-potential.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
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Applebee’s makes spirits bright with $1 Jolly cocktails in December

Have a holly, jolly Christmas at Applebee’s while swilling $1 cocktails in December.

The red and green Dollar Jolly comes in two festive flavors and is  made with vodka and Cherry or Green Apple Jolly Rancher mix. The fruit-flavored candies are served on the side, according to a news release.

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from Baltimore Sun
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MVLS tracking impact of driver’s license violations on clients

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has been taking a closer look at the impact driver’s license violations have both on low income Marylanders’ ability to get their records expunged and fall into the cycle of poverty. When an MVLS lawyer assists a client with criminal record expungement, license violations may be treated like criminal cases …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/11/30/maryland-mvls-driver-license-violations/