A judge rules that the bank accounts of the Angelos law firm cannot be frozen

BALTIMORE — The final chapter in Louis Angelos’ lawsuit against his older brother, John Angelos, president and CEO of the Baltimore Orioles, and their mother, Georgia Angelos, unfolded Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. .

Journalist Tim Prudent discusses the first hearing in the Angelos family’s legal wrangle


Judge Keith Truffer agreed to three people authorized to sign checks at the law firm of Peter G. Angelos until the next court hearing, scheduled for November 9.

The order will prevent the company’s bank accounts from being frozen during the civil case.

Louis Angelos filed the lawsuit against his mother and brother in Junealleging that they are trying to get him out of the team’s control and threaten his legacy.

Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos, 93, has been in poor health since 2017 and “unfit for several years,” according to court documents.

Angelos’ law firm has 22,000 clients and is also at the heart of the lawsuit.

Judge Keith Truffer on Thursday appointed Benjamin Rosenberg as independent counsel for Peter Angelos, who was added to the case as a “defendant.”

Louis Angelos alleges that his brother John Angelos, who lives in Nashville, “intends to maintain absolute control over the Orioles – to manage, sell or, if he chooses, move to Tennessee…without having to answer to no one”.

It was confirmed in court that the Angelos had hired Goldman Sachs assesses the possibility of a sale.

The Orioles released a statement from John Angelos in June after the lawsuit was filed saying “the Orioles will stay in Baltimore.”

Georgia Angelos appeared at the courthouse on Thursday, ready to testify on the banking issue, but ultimately did not speak.