Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Former Baltimore International President

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A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has dismissed a $5 million lawsuit filed against the former president of Baltimore International College by the board of the defunct culinary school.

The suit, a counterclaim, alleged that Roger Chylinski, who founded the college and served as its president from 1980 to 2010, misused more than $200,000 for personal meals, antiques and unapproved salary. But Judge John Phillip Miller issued a dismissal May 7 without a hearing or written explanation.

Chylinski's attorney, Kathleen Cahill, had called the counterclaim "long on immaterial, impertinent and scandalous matter, and short on compliance with the rules of procedure and Maryland law," in her motion for dismissal, filed in March.

Chylinski is still suing the remaining board of the institution for $5 million, saying that he has not received a monthly retirement benefit of $17,000 promised by his contract.

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