Maryland Voters Sue to Protect Secret Ballots

National Federation of the Blind and its Maryland Affiliate Also Parties to Litigation The National Federation of the Blind, its Maryland affiliate, and three blind registered Maryland voters – Marie Cobb, Ruth Sager, and Joel Zimba – are suing the Maryland State Board of Elections. The suit alleges that the Board of Elections is violating
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Blind Taxpayers Sue the IRS

Three blind taxpayers along with the National Federation of the Blind, are suing the IRS for not providing notices in alternative formats such as Braille, large print, electronic documents, or audio.
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Judge Denies Bank of America’s Motion to Dismiss in Critical Fair Housing Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleged that Bank of America and Safeguard intentionally failed to provide routine exterior maintenance and marketing at Bank of America-owned homes in African-American and Latino neighborhoods in 37 metropolitan areas, while they consistently maintained similar bank-owned homes in comparable White neighborhoods.
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Maryland Settles Discrimination Case by Blind Inmates for $1.4 Million

Nine current and former Maryland prison inmates have settled their discrimination lawsuit, Brown v. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, for $1.4 million in damages and attorneys’ fees.
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Six Brown Goldstein Levy Attorneys Selected for Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Guide

Six attorneys from Brown Goldstein Levy were listed in the 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers. This published listing recognizes lawyers nationwide who have dedicated their careers to protecting workers and unions. The selection recognizes achievements in cases involving discrimination, wage and hour violations, and whistleblowers, as well as individual employment claims, and other
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Maryland Carey Law’s Board of Visitors Elects Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum as New Member

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law announced the election of seven new members to its Board of Visitors (BOV).  The 43-member Board is a collaborative forum and professional resource providing insight and support to the Dean on a range of issues critical to the continued growth and success of the Law School.  The Board functions as an advisory body with a strong professional and philanthropic commitment to the Law School and as an important liaison to the legal and business communities. 
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Federal Judge Rules FDA Acted Illegally in Delaying Required Review of E-Cigarettes, Cigars

The summary judgment finds that the FDA’s 2017 “guidance” indefinitely delaying implementation of the Tobacco Control Act pre-clearance review process for electronic cigarettes and flavored cigars violates the Administrative Procedure Act. 
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Lawyering While Black: after appearing in court, attorney is detained and questioned by officer

Rashad James, an attorney, appeared in Harford County District Court. After the hearing, Officer Dewayne Curry detained and questioned Mr. James on suspicion that he was his client impersonating an attorney. 
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Brooke Lierman Announced as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women for 2019

The Daily Record named Brooke Lierman, House of Delegates/Brown Goldstein Levy LLP, to its 2019 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational
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Maryland Becomes the First State to Require Disability Training for Cops

Maryland becomes the first state to require disability training for its police officers. This was influenced by the Saylor case and other disability advocates putting pressure on the state. And the program is particularly unique because people with disabilities will be taking the starring role as the leaders and teachers.
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