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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | March 16, 2009
GREENCASTLE, PA. -- Antrim Township has settled its six lawsuits against Jeff and Connie Todd out of court, effectively ending more than two years of litigation in a compromise. The township agreed Monday not to seek repayment of legal fees and to lessen the setback requirement for their driveway, despite one resident's request to go to court. In exchange, Jeff Todd agreed to post a $24,937 line of credit or bond that the township can draw on if he does not meet the requirement of the agreement within nine months, according to the Global Settlement and Release Agreement.
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By ERIN JULIUS | March 8, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Three lawsuits have been filed against the driver of a van that was involved in fatal crash as it was taking a group of men to a seniors softball tournament. One of the suits was filed by the widow of Clifford J. Rice, 72, who died in the May 21, 2008, crash at the intersection of Md. 66 and Interstate 70. Rice was killed when the 2003 Chevrolet Custom van driven by Robin Poffenberger drove into the path of a tractor-trailer, Maryland State Police said at the time of the accident.
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By ERIN JULIUS | January 2, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court alleges assault and battery by two Hagerstown police officers against a minor. The suit, which names the Hagerstown Police Department, City of Hagerstown and two officers as defendants, alleges that one of the officers held a gun to the minor's head. Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith was not available for comment Friday. The officers, who are named only as Officer John Doe #1 and Officer John Doe #2, responded to a call Jan. 1, 2008, for a reported fight in the area of High Street in Hagerstown The minor child's mother had instructed him to go upstairs to their apartment while she went to look into the fight.
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By DAVE McMILLION | November 7, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Commission members talked with their attorney Thursday about a lawsuit that has been filed asking the courts to reject a new set of land-use laws for the county. The new regulations that keep up to 80 percent of the county's agriculture and countryside land undeveloped came after some experts told the commission that the county's previous land-use laws - or zoning - did not manage growth well in the county. Five companies with property interests in the county filed suit against the commissioners Oct. 31 in Jefferson County Circuit Court, saying correct procedures were not followed in passing the laws.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 1, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County officials have been dismissed from a bank's lawsuit that claimed a county record-keeping error led the financial institution to loan two people $346,500 for property that was used to secure a second promissory note in October and November 2006, according to a Berkeley County Circuit Court order. The order signed by 23rd Circuit Judge Gray Silver III on Oct. 20 allows U.S. Bank to file an amended complaint against the people who received the loans and dismisses Berkeley County Clerk John W. Small Jr. and the Berkeley County Commission.
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By MARLO BARNHART | August 22, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- With a grievance already filed in connection with strip searches performed earlier this month on nine employees at the Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown, union leaders are exploring the possibility of civil lawsuits on behalf of their members. The Aug. 12 strip searches turned up no contraband either on employees or in their vehicles, prison and union officials said a day after the searches. The searches came after scans by an IONSCAN counter-narcotic drug detection system indicated traces of drugs.
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July 9, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed Delta Air Lines Inc. from more than 19 pending lawsuits involving a plane crash that killed 49 people, including a Hagerstown man, two years ago. U.S. District Judge Karl Forester said in a 13-page opinion Tuesday that no Delta employee could be held liable for the crash of Comair Flight 5191. Comair is a subsidiary of Delta, but Delta argued that each has separate management and policies, and employs its own pilots. "We're pleased with the court's decision," Delta spokeswoman Betsy Talton said Wednesday.
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June 30, 2008
Last week's question: Should a Washington County County School Board candidate who purchased a tape of a public meeting have to return it because it might be a factor in a lawsuit? · No, it's a ridiculous request. It was a public meeting, for goodness sakes. - 28 votes (64 percent) · No, not unless a judge says the tape should be returned. - Seven votes (16 percent) · No, it was the School Board's decision to release it. Why bail out the system?
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 26, 2008
A bank is claiming a record-keeping error by the Berkeley County Clerk's office led it to loan two people $346,500 for property that had been used to secure a second promissory note in October and November 2006, according to a complaint filed in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Centra Bank, trustee Kathy M. Santa Barbara, the Berkeley County Commission and County Clerk John W. Small Jr. were named as defendants in a complaint filed earlier this month by an attorney representing U.S. Bank.
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