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D.C. Prisoner Lawsuit Agreement Gets Preliminary OK

A federal judge has given preliminary approval to an agreement settling a class-action lawsuit over a D.C. law that banned inmates’ release from the city’s jail during the late evening and early morning hours.

11/14/2013

The entrance to the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. A defense contractor named Aaron Alexis allegedly killed at least 12 people during a shooting rampage before being killed by police.  (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Family of Navy Yard Shooting Victim Files Claim for $37.5M

The family of a woman killed during a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in September is seeking $37.5 million from the Navy and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

11/08/2013

Emergency personnel investigate the scene of a Metro train collision in Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2009. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro Settles Lawsuit From Deadly 2009 Crash

Metro has agreed to settle a lawsuit against its insurance broker that stemmed from the 2009 red line crash that killed nine people.

10/21/2013

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit claiming 'Three Cups of Tea' author Greg Mortenson fabricated parts of the book to increase sales. (SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Rejects Claims Against ‘Three Cups’ Author

A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected claims that author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson committed fraud by lying in his best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea” to boost sales and donations to the charity he co-founded.

10/10/2013

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Hearing Planned on Md. Gun Control Challenge

The U.S. District Court in Baltimore has ordered a hearing Tuesday on a challenge to Maryland’s new gun-control law.

09/27/2013

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Anne Arundel County Settles Lawsuit by Ex-Leopold Aide

The former spokeswoman for disgraced Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has agreed to settle her wrongful termination suit for $110,000.

09/24/2013

Donald Trump speaks at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida on Aug. 26, 2012. (credit: Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Sued For Fraud

New York’s attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony “Trump University” that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.

08/25/2013

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Judge Rejects Whistleblower Claims of DC Officers

A judge has rejected a whistleblower lawsuit brought by three D.C. police officers over drunken driving enforcement.

08/21/2013

Gay rights activists gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 2013. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

New Mexico Attorney General Not Defending State’s Gay Marriage Ban

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King told the state’s highest court on Monday that a prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

07/23/2013

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Md. Judge Won’t Dismiss College Beating Lawsuit

A judge says she won’t dismiss a lawsuit against Maryland’s Morgan State University, which accuses the school of negligence for ignoring escalating warning signs that one of its students was a threat to others.

07/22/2013

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