Judge Finifter Denies Baltimore County’s Motion to Quash for Kamenetz Contempt Hearing

Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Finifter has denied a motion by Baltimore County in the upcoming June 26, 2014 Show Cause Hearing.  The County’s motion was to strike County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Administrative Officer Fred Homan and Director of Budget and Finance Keith Dorsey individually.  In the Order dated May, 28,2014 Judge Finifter Denied the motion.

On April 15, 2014 Judge Finifter issued a Show Cause Order for the above to appear before the Court for a hearing on the Petition for Contempt and Show Cause why the Court should not hold each in contempt and/or impose sanctions, including incarceration.

The case stems from a grievance filed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 back in 2008.  The FOP won the grievance in arbitration and the case has been appealed up to Maryland’s highest court, The Maryland Court of Appeals, who ruled in favor of the FOP.  The County has since refused to reimburse the 442 affected retirees ($1,626,567.28) for overcharges in health care subsidies.

Court Timeline of the Case

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