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Law digest – 3/19/15

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Act: Circuit court correctly dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted plaintiff’s Consumer Protection Act claim against a bank, because the complaint’s allegations that the ...

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Law digest – 3/12/15

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Procedure, Eyewitness identification: The extrajudicial photo identification of the defendant was not impermissibly suggestive where the photographs of four of the six individuals in the photographic array were slightly elongated in the face and torso. ...

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Opinions – 3/12/15: Maryland Court of Appeals

Criminal Procedure Eyewitness identification  BOTTOM LINE: The extrajudicial photo identification of the defendant was not impermissibly suggestive where the photographs of four of the six individuals in the photographic array were slightly elongated in the face and torso. CASE: Smiley ...

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Law digest – 3/5/15

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Law, Rule of Lenity: Where there were two overlapping, but not identical, criminal offenses prohibiting individuals previously convicted of certain drug-related crimes from possessing certain types of firearms, the prosecutor had discretion to charge the ...

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Opinions – 3/5/15: Maryland Court of Appeals

Criminal Law Rule of Lenity  BOTTOM LINE: Where there were two overlapping, but not identical, criminal offenses prohibiting individuals previously convicted of certain drug-related crimes from possessing certain types of firearms, the prosecutor had discretion to charge the defendant with ...

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Law digest – 2/25/15

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Labor & Employment, Exhaustion of internal union remedies: When a union member claimed that his union and a fellow union member were liable for defaming him and sought monetary damages, the union’s internal remedies, which did ...

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