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Lawyer’s dishonesty costs him more in Maryland

A Baltimore lawyer who was less than truthful about his disciplinary status on his Delaware registration statement drew only a public reprimand for dishonesty there, but he has been indefinitely suspended from the practice of law here in Maryland.

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Court dismisses misconduct claim against attorney

A sharply divided Maryland Court of Appeals has dismissed Attorney Grievance Commission claims that a lawyer violated ethics rules by handing his business card to a woman filling out a protective order against her estranged husband and then trying to begin a romantic relationship with her.

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Court disbars Baltimore immigration lawyer

Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred a Baltimore lawyer who erroneously told an Egyptian client he need not show up at an immigration hearing — and then failed to show up himself — leading to the man being ordered out of the United States in absentia.

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Justice Delayed, IV

Although Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera achieved her inaugural goal of having the Court of Appeals decide all cases in the same term they were heard, the average time between argument and opinion actually rose by about three weeks in the court’s last fiscal year.

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Court disbars former Ehrlich appointee

Court disbars former Ehrlich appointee

Maryland’s top court Tuesday ordered the disbarment of Floyd R. Blair, a former deputy secretary at the state Department of Human Resources, for having abandoned a client in a child custody case then not returning the $1,500 retainer when the client fired him.

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Court explains next-day disbarment of Greenbelt lawyer

The Court of Appeals ordered the disbarment of a Greenbelt lawyer the day after his disciplinary hearing because he had misappropriated client funds, failed to communicate with the client and commingled personal and client funds, the court explained in an opinion Tuesday.

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Despite win, state faults victim-privacy ruling

The state’s top court has failed to protect the privacy rights of victims’ mental-health records during their alleged assailants’ criminal trials, the Maryland attorney general’s office and victims’ rights groups say.

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