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Steve Lash covers appellate courts and general legal affairs for The Daily Record.

Court says woodlands can be adversely possessed

In a case that reads like a property law exam, Maryland’s top court has unanimously held that a person can acquire woodland property by adverse possession but only if  he or she makes an improvement to the land. The Court ...

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Syed case will return to Baltimore City Circuit Court

Syed case will return to Baltimore City Circuit Court

The legal odyssey of Adnan Syed will return to Baltimore City Circuit Court after a Maryland appeals court concluded a trial judge must review a recently filed affidavit from an uncalled alibi witness who says a prosecutor dissuaded her from coming forward during the convicted murderer’s post-conviction proceedings.

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Staggered exits needed in domestic-violence cases, group says

Staggered exits needed in domestic-violence cases, group says

Court personnel in Montgomery County district courts have failed to provide recommended safeguards for domestic-violence victims in more than 70 percent of successful protective-order cases that came before them, a non-profit group that tracks domestic-violence cases in the county’s courts stated in a report released Monday.

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Ex-Army Ranger sentenced to time served in slaying

Ex-Army Ranger sentenced to time served in slaying

A former U.S. Army Ranger was sentenced to the eight and a half years he has served in prison after pleading no contest to charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment, bringing to a close a legal odyssey in which murder and manslaughter convictions were overturned on appeal.

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