Acting Solicitor Delivers UB Commencement Address
Acting Solicitor for the City of Baltimore and University of Baltimore School of Law alumna Ebony Thompson, J.D. '13, , delivered the address at the school's Commencement ceremony at Towson University's SECU Arena on May 17. View her full speech beginning at 00:42:30 by clicking here.
City of Baltimore Files Lawsuit Against Hyundai, Kia Over Car Thefts
The City of Baltimore joins Seattle, St. Louis, and several cities nationwide by filing a lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia for failing to equip their vehicles with industry-standard vehicle immobilization technology. Without this feature, vehicles can be started without a key, a flaw that has been the subject of numerous TikTok videos demonstrating the ease with which these cars can be stolen. This has led to a rash of thefts of these vehicles not only in Baltimore City but nationwide. Five hundred seventy-seven Kias and Hyundais have been stolen in Baltimore so far this year, a pace that will likely result in a year-end total that more than doubles that of 2022.
Supreme Court denies appeal from Big Oil, sending Baltimore climate change suit to state court
The U.S. Supreme Court handed the City of Baltimore and other municipalities around the country a major victory on Monday, declining to hear a jurisdictional question from oil companies fighting a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over climate change. The Supreme Court’s denial is a victory for all local governments that have repeatedly asked to keep their climate change lawsuits in state courts, where both sides agree the governments stand a better chance of winning large damages than in federal court. The City is now preparing for its day in court with oil companies over the damage the City has already and will continue to suffer as a result of their contribution to climate change.
Chief Solicitor Sara Gross Recognized as Leadership in Law Honoree
The Daily Record and the Maryland State Bar Association honored Sara Gross, Chief of the Affirmative Litigation Division at the Baltimore City Law Department, with the Leadership in Law Award. The award pays tribute to attorneys and judges who have shown tremendous dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community. Read more about Sara’s work in the community here.
City of Baltimore Awarded $475k in Mallinckrodt Settlement
The City of Baltimore received nearly $475,000 from the Mallinckrodt bankruptcy settlement. This is the result of a lawsuit brought by Baltimore in 2018 against manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of opioid products for their roles in causing the opioid epidemic.
Disparity Study Press Release Statement
The Baltimore City Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO) is thrilled to announce the release of the latest Disparity Study analyzing the utilization of minority and women-owned businesses in the City. The Study demonstrated the need for the Minority and Women’s Business Program to continue.