Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hera McLeod, mother of 16-month-old allegedly drowned by his father, files suit against Ashburn Psychological Services.
Weeks after a Manassas City, VA, father was charged with first-degree murder in the drowning death of his infant son, the child's mother has filed suit against the Ashburn psychology firm whose assessment authorized the man's visits with his son — ultimately allowing for the child's death, she alleges. The Washington Post reported Tuesday night that Hera McLeod, a Gaithersburg resident and the mother of 16-month-old Prince McLeod Rams, is filing suit against Ashburn Psychological services and specifically a psychologist who works there, saying a report that cleared the mental health of the boy's father, Joaquin Rams, led to a court ruling that allowed Rams to visit unsupervised with his son. Patch reported earlier this month that Rams, 40…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Both Hopkins and Tim Newell, the lead plaintiff and spokesperson for the donor family, file motions for summary judgment in lawsuit against the university.
Both sides in a dispute over control of Belward Farm have cross-filed motions asking the court to rule in their favor and immediately end litigation over whether Johns Hopkins University may build a mega commercial research center on the property. Attorneys for Johns Hopkins maintain the school's plan is well within the scope of an agreement signed in 1989 that transferred the property from then-owner Elizabeth Banks to the school. In his cross-motion, however, Tim Newell, representing the family, contends the farm was specifically donated for the school to use it for academic purposes -- not a commercial enterprise. The family's lawsuit seeks to prevent the university from building a 4.7 million-square-foot commercial science park on the …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Judge Ronald Rubin announces date Friday at a scheduling hearing.
(UPDATED, 3:30 p.m., 7/6) -- The development dispute between the successors of Belward Farm and Johns Hopkins University is one small but significant step closer to a resolution. At a hearing Friday, Judge Ronald Rubin scheduled a trial date for Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Circuit Court of Montgomery County in Rockville, according to a statement from the plaintiff. The decision comes after Judge John W. Debelius, III approved a request by JHU to fast-track the lawsuit in May. The university originally moved to delay proceedings after the Montgomery County Circuit Court refused to dismiss the legal action brought by Tim Newell on Nov. 10, 2011, on behalf of his aunt, Elizabeth Beall Banks, and her two siblings, who sold the property to JHU. …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Former owners of Belward Farm say the plans aren't what they agreed on.