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BREAKINGNEWS
February 2, 2011
Lawyers say that 146 people who allege they were sexually abused by Diocese of Wilmington priests have settled a lawsuit that would provide them with money from a $77 million trust fund. The agreement reached late Wednesday also calls for the diocese to fully disclose documents relating to abuse. A lawyer for the diocese says it is very pleased with the settlement. The abuse cases have created a potential liability that drove the diocese to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | October 23, 2000
Ice rink's lawsuit settled A lawsuit filed by a former executive director of the Hagerstown ice rink against the group running the rink has been settled out of court. Terms of the settlement were not released. In July 1998, Walter E. Dill Sr. sued the Washington County Sports Foundation, which oversees operations at the city-owned rink, alleging breach of contract, defamation, slander of credit and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Dill originally sought $2.3 million in compensatory and punitive damages from the foundation, according to the suit filed in Washington County Circuit Court.
NEWS
February 1, 2001
Closed cleaners will be open again Feb. 17 People with clothes left at Anderson Cleaners at 104 E. Washington St. Hagerstown will have another chance to claim their property. The business, which abruptly closed in November, will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, said Larry Munson, an administrator with the consumer protection division of the Attorney General's Office. Munson said from 150 to 200 garments are still at the cleaners. He said about 300 garments were picked up by customers when the cleaners opened for a few hours in December.
NEWS
October 19, 2000
Suit against ice rink managers settled By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer A lawsuit from a former executive director of the Hagerstown ice rink against the group running the rink has been settled out of court. Terms of the settlement were not released. In July 1998, Walter E. Dill Sr. sued the Washington County Sports Foundation, which oversees operations at the city-owned rink, claiming breach of contract, defamation, slander of credit and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 8, 2012
A 23-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 17 shooting death of a Chambersburg teenager appeared before a judge Thursday for a preliminary hearing - without an attorney. In addition to first-degree murder, Steffawn Spriggs also faces charges of illegal possession of a firearm, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, and reckless endangerment. Chambersburg police allege Spriggs shot and killed 18-year-old Calvin Warren James Beam. Officers found Beam in the rear parking lot of Chambersburg's Franklin Fire Co., where he is believed to have run after being shot in The Salvation Army parking lot nearby.
NEWS
June 17, 1997
SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ Staff Writer The Latimer family has been involved with Rotary Clubs for at least 67 years. John A. Latimer IV, 22, born and raised in Hagerstown, is a fourth-generation Rotarian. His father, John A. "Jack" Latimer III, and his grandfather, the late John A. Latimer Jr., attended Rotary Club meetings and charity functions. The newest Rotarian from the Latimer family graduated from Emory and Henry College in Emory, Va., last June. Since then he has had a very busy year.
NEWS
By TERRY TALBERT | September 16, 1998
Voters chose to stick with experience Tuesday night when they picked incumbent Judges W. Kennedy Boone III and Donald E. Beachley to serve full 15-year terms on the Washington County Circuit Court bench. Boone, 56, and Beachley, 41, were appointed to the bench in 1997. Both judges' seats were up for grabs. Their only challenger was Hagerstown lawyer Gregory C. Bannon, 45, who has practiced law in Hagerstown since 1978, but had no prior experience on the bench. Bannon made it a close race.
NEWS
March 2, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer When a woman slipped on ice outside of Richardson's Restaurant on Dual Highway recently, Robert Resh said he offered to cover her medical expenses. She hired a lawyer instead, Resh said. "Why is she hiring a lawyer?" said Resh, the eatery's vice president and one of the leaders behind a new group, Western Maryland Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. "People should be entitled to medical (reimbursements), but should they get a gain? Should they get a financial award - or reward?"
NEWS
February 10, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - When Circuit Judge Christopher Wilkes takes the bench in the Jefferson County Courthouse, he sees a room that looks nearly the same as it did when it opened in the 1870s. The judge said he likes touring old courthouses around the country - and he's even been to one in the Bahamas. He says the Jefferson County Courthouse is finest he's ever seen. The benches look like pews and the room has a still, solemn air like a church.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | September 30, 2004
Washington County surgeons have announced they will engage in a work slowdown to protest rising insurance rates, and since I am a friend of the common working man, I am announcing that I will engage in a sympathy work slowdown myself. This could prove to be a difficult trick, since considering my typical pace, any slowdown would be tantamount to putting air brakes on an earthworm. But I am nothing if not determined, so from here on in my jokes will not be as snappy until the Maryland General Assembly passes tort reform.
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