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Law Digest – Sept. 3, 2015

Court of Appeals Contracts, Indemnification: Where a community college entered into an agreement with a medical facility under which student medical technicians gained useful experience doing blood draws at the facility and the college agreed to indemnify the facility for ...

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Law Digest – Aug. 27, 2015

Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure, Writ of actual innocence: The circuit court erred in denying without a hearing the defendant’s petition for writ of actual innocence because, in concluding that the evidence described in the defendant’s petition did not ...

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Law Digest – Aug. 20, 2015

  Court of Special Appeals Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy exemption: Where the circuit court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants in plaintiff’s personal injury action on the basis that, because the plaintiff had filed for bankruptcy protection after being ...

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Law Digest – Aug. 12, 2015

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure, Jury instructions: Where State’s witness was given reasonable protective housing before testifying at defendant’s criminal trial, witness had not received a “benefit” within the meaning of the Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction requiring that ...

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Law Digest – Aug. 6, 2015

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure, Jury demand: Where an amended complaint with an accompanying jury demand contained only one new count, which was dismissed for failure to state a claim, that new issue and timely jury demand were insufficient ...

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Law Digest – July 30, 2015

Maryland Court of Special Appeals (view commentary, practice tips, and more) Administrative Law, Zoning variance: Circuit court did not err in decision upholding the county zoning board’s grant a critical area variance authorizing the applicant landowner to construct a pier ...

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Law Digest – July 23, 2015

Maryland Court of Appeals (View the case, facts, commentary and practice tips here)   Criminal Procedure, Confrontation clause: A forensic DNA case report concluding “within a reasonable degree of scientific certainty” that the defendant was the source of the biological ...

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