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Court of Appeals disbars Hodes

Court of Appeals disbars Hodes

A lawyer for Michael C. Hodes told the state's top court Tuesday his client always planned to repay the more than $270,000 he claims he took as a loan from the estate of a deceased client.

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Hopes dashed, Harrell again decries fault standard

Hopes dashed, Harrell again decries fault standard

Over the rare and scathing dissent of one member, Maryland’s top court this month refused to hear another challenge to its long-held legal doctrine barring plaintiffs from recovering damages if they were at all to blame for their injuries.

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Opinions – 9/17/14: Maryland Court of Appeals

Criminal Procedure Ineffective assistance of counsel  BOTTOM LINE: Attorneys who failed to cross-examine the State’s comparative bullet lead analysis expert about flaws underlying the science forming the basis of his opinion connecting defendant to alleged crime scene and murder weapon ...

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Court of Appeals upholds DNA check of suspect’s sweat

People who voluntarily submit to questioning in a police station relinquish any claim to the perspiration they happen to leave behind on a chair – even when detectives examine the bodily fluid for DNA linking them to a crime, a divided Maryland high court ruled Wednesday.

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Court repeals rule on added document for attorneys

Maryland’s top court Tuesday repealed a regulation that would have required attorneys, beginning Monday, to certify they have not included any litigant’s Social Security, taxpayer identification, bank account or medical account number in each document they file with the court.

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