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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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Law Digest – July 16, 2015

 Maryland Court of Appeals  Commercial Law, Vehicle sales contracts: Where arbitration provision was not contained in the vehicle sales contract, but rather was found in the buyer’s order executed on the same day, judgment of the circuit court granting car ...

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Law Digest – July 9, 2015

Maryland Court of Appeals Administrative Law, Maryland Public Information Act: Records of an internal investigation pertaining into the conduct of a specifically identified state trooper for the sustained violation of administrative rules were “personnel records” pursuant to the State Government ...

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Law Digest – July 2, 2015

Maryland Court of Appeals Administrative Law, Exhaustion of remedies: Court of Appeals reversed a circuit court judgment granting a limited liability company declaratory and injunctive relief and a writ of mandamus against the local Board of Public Works because the ...

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Law Digest – June 25, 2015

Maryland Court of Special Appeals   Administrative Law, Medical Practice Act: Court of Special Appeals affirmed a circuit court decision upholding the decision of the Maryland Board of Physicians to revoke the medical license of a physician based on multiple ...

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