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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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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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