State Roundup, July 27, 2016

HOGAN APPOINTS A BEREANO TO COURT: Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday appointed three people to the Prince George’s County District Court, including a lawyer who is the son of  prominent and controversial Annapolis lobbyist Bruce Bereano. Bryon Bereano is a widely respected attorney for the Prince George’s County Office of Law and was vetted by the state’s non-partisan judicial nominating commission. His father, Bruce Bereano, is the second-highest paid lobbyist in Annapolis and an ally of Hogan, reports Erin Cox in the Sun.

LEAD PAINT VERDICT UPHELD: The Court of Special Appeals has upheld a $1.45 million verdict awarded to a woman who alleged she suffered brain damage due to her exposure to lead paint in a Baltimore rowhouse where she lived as a child, reports Lauren Kirkwood in the Daily Record.

STATE, NCAA SETTLE IN ATHLETE’S DEATH: The NCAA and the state of Maryland have reached settlements with the family of a Frostburg State football player who died from concussion-related injuries in a case that could have nationwide implications for college sports, Michael Dresser of the Sun reports.The state’s part of the deal is scheduled to go before the Board of Public Works today. The three-member panel is expected to vote on a proposed $50,000 payout to the family of Derek Sheely, who died in 2011 after he collapsed on the practice field from a traumatic brain injury.