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8:18 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Judge Mulling Attorneys' Cut of Johns Hopkins Settlement

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore judge is weighing what percentage of a $190 million settlement to earmark for lawyers representing more than 8,000 plaintiffs.

A judge heard arguments Thursday from attorneys representing thousands of former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist who was fired from a Johns Hopkins-affiliated clinic after a colleague raised concerns that he was secretly recording women during exams with a spy camera. Levy committed suicide days after investigators raided his home and recovered hundreds of images and videos.

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11:42 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Former Gynecological Patients Object to Johns Hopkins Settlement

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A proposed settlement between Johns Hopkins hospital and 8,000 former patients of a gynecologist who secretly recorded exams is being challenged, with some women saying lawyers could get too much of the $190 million deal.

Twenty-five of those former patients filed an objection to the settlement last week, saying the proposed legal fees of up to 35 percent are too high. The objection also calls into question how each of the former patients will be evaluated to determine the amount of money she will receive.

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7:53 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Johns Hopkins' Big Pay Out in Gynecologist Scandal Settlement

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.

Dr. Nikita Levy was fired after 25 years with the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore in February 2013 after a female co-worker spotted the pen-like camera he wore around his neck and alerted authorities.

Levy committed suicide days later, as a federal investigation led to roughly 1,200 videos and 140 images stored on computers in his home.

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8:51 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Data Breach at Johns Hopkins University

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Johns Hopkins University officials are alerting more than 2,000 graduate students that their personal information has been discovered on the Internet.

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9:27 am
Mon January 14, 2013

DE & MD Face Gun Question

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is joining other state officials in unveiling proposed gun legislation for Delaware.


Following the massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut last month, officials have been looking at how to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them and how to reduce gun violence, particularly mass shootings.

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11:29 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Delmarva State Officials Issue Warning in Meningitis Outbreak

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Delaware


DOVER, Del. (AP) - Public health officials say 13 health-care providers received recalled medications from a Massachusetts company.


The Division of Public Health said Thursday that anyone who received spinal or joint injections from the providers after May 21 should watch for signs of illness and contact their doctor immediately if they become sick.


No illnesses in Delaware have been linked to New England Compounding Center  medications.

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2:45 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Free Online Classes To Be Offered At University of Maryland

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The University of Maryland is joining a major online venture to provide free classes online.


Beginning next year, university faculty members will offer four courses through the online education platform Coursera.org. School officials say students who complete the courses will not earn any University of Maryland credit.


The school is one of 33 that have joined the consortium. Schools in the Washington region that are participating in the consortium include the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University.