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. 
Read full article.

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. 
Read full article.

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. 
Read full article.

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
Read full article.

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.
Read full article.

Man Who Spent Nearly 30 Years in Prison for Murder He Did Not Commit Sues Baltimore Police

Jerome Johnson’s federal lawsuit, against the Baltimore Police Department and four homicide detectives who investigated the 1988 murder, alleges that the detectives concealed an initial, exculpatory statement by the State’s star witness.
Read full article.

Baltimore Family Lawyer Recognized for Fifth Year by Best Lawyers®

Dana McKee, a partner at the firm Brown Goldstein Levy has been recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers® in America for Family Law, and for the third consecutive year in the area of Commercial Litigation.
Read full article.

US Navy Settles Discrimination Claim by Blind Employee

Ms. Flood will receive $100,000, and the Navy has also agreed to enter into discussions with the National Federation of the Blind, which assisted Ms. Flood with her case, to develop nondiscriminatory employment practices with respect to blind people.
Read full article.

Blind Employee Settles Lawsuit Against Miami-Dade County Public Schools

School System to Make Websites and Software Accessible Janice A. Bartleson, Ph.D., a blind counselor and emotional/behavioral disabilities clinician employed by Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) for more than twenty-seven years, has settled the lawsuit she filed against the school board last spring with the support of the National Federation of the Blind. Dr. Bartleson
Read full article.

Lawsuit Brings Equity to Blind Voters Registering to Vote in NY

Settlement Is Most Comprehensive Ever to Make Voter Registration and Election Information Accessible to Millions of Blind Voters Blind voters in New York will now have full and equal access to websites operated by the State Board of Elections (BOE) and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). In a settlement just signed by the court,
Read full article.