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Opinions – 11/19/14: Maryland Court of Appeals

Professional Responsibility Disbarment  BOTTOM LINE: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction for an attorney who accepted a fee to perform agreed-upon legal work and abandoned the client without performing the work and without returning the unearned fee. CASE: Attorney Grievance Commission ...

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Law digest – 11/13/14

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Open view doctrine: Circuit court properly denied defendant’s motion to suppress evidence recovered by police detective after he saw a large amount of drugs on a ledge above an interior door and entered ...

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Law digest – 11/5/14

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Commercial Law, Loan refinancing: Under the federal Truth in Lending Act, the borrower’s right of rescission may not be invoked before the loan transaction is consummated; therefore, where a borrower attempted to rescind his loan before ...

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Law digest – 10/30/14

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Professional Responsibility, Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction for an attorney who accepted a retainer to perform legal work, abandoned the client without performing the work and without returning the fee, and failed to cooperate with ...

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Law digest – 10/22/14

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Civil Procedure, Demand for a jury trial: Checking the “jury demand” box on the case information report is not a proper demand for a jury trial, even where the case information report was filed with ...

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