Civil Rights Organizations Accuse Bank of America of Housing Discrimination in 37 Metropolitan Areas

The National Fair Housing Alliance, 19 fair housing organizations, and two homeowners charge Bank of America and Safeguard Properties Management with violating the Federal Fair Housing Act.
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Brown, Goldstein & Levy Hosts Luncheon for Public Interest Interns

BGL hosted a lunch for public interest summer interns from ACLU of Maryland, Disability Rights Maryland, Maryland Legal Aid, NAACP, and the Public Justice Center.
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Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum Inducted as MBF Fellow

Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, Brown, Goldstein & Levy’s managing partner, was one of 28 selected for the MBF Fellows Class of 2018.
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Andy Levy & Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum Will Present at the Maryland State Bar Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting

Andy Levy – Searching Our cells and Sites and Admissibility of Social Media and Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum – Life of a Managing Partner
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NFB and Boeing Employees’ Credit Union Reach Accessibility Agreement

BECU will work in collaboration with NFB and its members to make its website and mobile banking app fully accessible to blind customers.
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Civil Rights Groups Sue Education Department Over Process for Dismissing Discrimination Claims Without Investigation

Recent changes to the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) Case Processing Manual call for dismissal of discrimination complaints if the victim has complained about discrimination in the past. The changes were made without public notice, contradict the Department’s own regulations, and arbitrarily abandon the basic duty of OCR to investigate legitimate complaints of discrimination. 
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Baltimore City Agrees to Pay $9 Million for Wrongful Conviction and 21-Year Incarceration

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates approved a settlement in which Baltimore will pay $9 million to James Owens, a man wrongfully convicted of the 1987 murder of a young woman in Southeast Baltimore.
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Patients’ Pre-care Conduct Irrelevant in Medical Malpractice Cases

In a medical malpractice case, a patient’s action or inaction before treatment is irrelevant to whether the doctor deviated from the standard of care and caused injury, the Court of Special Appeals held.
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$1.9 Million Settlement Reached in Death of Disabled Frederick Man

The parents of a man with Down syndrome killed when Frederick County sheriff’s deputies dragged him from his seat in a movie theater have settled their lawsuit for $1.9 million.
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Equal Treatment in the Workplace Means Equal Access to Technology

Dr. Jan Bartleson, a counselor and emotional/behavioral disabilities clinician with M-DCPS for twenty-six years, has been unable to perform critical parts of her job independently because her employer requires that she utilize software, web content, and web platforms that are not compatible with screen reading technology.
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