Housing Authority Refuses to Pay Lead Paint Judgements

You may have already read the devastating news in today’s Baltimore Sun, but just in case you missed it… The city’s Housing Authority (the agency responsible for Baltimore’s subsidized housing stock) has decided it’s not in its best interest to pay any of the plaintiffs who have won hundreds of millions of dollars in lead […]

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Information for “Residential Relief Foundation” Scam Victims

If you or someone you know were swindled by the Residential Relief Foundation, Silver Lining Services, or Mitigation America, you shouldn’t plan on receiving any compensation, according to a press release from the Greater Maryland Better Business Bureau. Unfortunately, the FTC often finds that in cases of this type much of the money taken from […]

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What Part of “No” Do You Not Understand?

In the hopes that the third time is a charm, Charm City has sued Wells Fargo for the third time, according to the Baltimore Sun. The latest complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, contains 14 new paragraphs that purport to address concerns that led Judge J. Frederick Motz to dismiss the case twice before […]

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Baltimore Jury Awards Record Lead Paint Damages Against HABC

From Dolan Media: A Baltimore City jury has awarded a 23-year-old woman nearly $21 million in a lead paint verdict, finding the victim suffered the poisoning while living in an apartment owned and maintained by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. The jury’s Wednesday verdict — about $825,000 in economic damages and $20 million in […]

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City Amends Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

Baltimore City has amended its lawsuit against Wells Fargo, citing property tax loss and a drain on city services like police and fire.  The suit was originally dismissed in January by Judge J. Frederick Motz, who cited the City’s criminal culture and lack of accountability as part of the vacant housing problem. Yesterday’s Maryland Daily […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses City’s Suit Against Wells Fargo

According to the Baltimore Sun, US District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz dismissed the City’s pending lawsuit against Wells Fargo, citing the City’s role in destroying inner-city neighborhoods: “The alleged connection is even more implausible when considered against the background of other factors leading to the deterioration of the inner city,” U.S. District Court Judge […]

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$2.5 Million Awarded in Lead Paint Lawsuit

From the Baltimore Sun: A city jury awarded more than $2.5 million Tuesday to a pair of siblings who were poisoned by lead-based paint while living in a West Baltimore rowhouse that their mother had been told was “lead safe.” The siblings, Dontae Wallace, 20, and Searra Wallace, 17, have permanent cognitive and behavioral disabilities […]

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