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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Committee approves hike in trial court filing fees

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee has approved a measure to increase the surcharge on trial court filing fees. The full Senate is expected to vote early next month on passage of Senate Bill 248, designed to raise $8.5 million for ...

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MICPEL: What went wrong; what comes next

The Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers Inc. has ceased operations after 34 years, but it did not have to look far to find a new home for Maryland-based continuing legal education. Beginning Monday, the Maryland State ...

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Case Digest

COURT OF APPEALS Civil Procedure, Service of process: In a constructive civil contempt for failure to pay child support, the circuit court lacked personal jurisdiction over Petitioner because the Respondent failed to effect proper service of process upon him by ...

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Legal opinions – Md. Court of Special Appeals

COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Constitutional Law Search & seizure BOTTOM LINE: Where trooper stopped defendant for speeding and observed various indicia of drug trafficking, based on the totality of the circumstances, the search of defendant’s vehicle, performed moments later following ...

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On the Move – Legal Edition

Shale D. Stiller has returned to DLA Piper as a partner in its Baltimore (Mount Washington) office after serving as president of the Weinberg Foundation for five years.  He is a co-chair of Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s transition team, a board member ...

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Legal Opinions – Md. Court of Appeals

COURT OF APPEALS Civil Procedure Service of process BOTTOM LINE: In a constructive civil contempt for failure to pay child support, the circuit court lacked personal jurisdiction over Petitioner because the Respondent failed to effect proper service of process upon ...

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