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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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Law digest – 2/11/15

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Civil Procedure, Collateral estoppel: Collateral estoppel did not bar plaintiff’s claims against real estate development company because, even though the dispute was previously the subject of litigation in bankruptcy court, the issues litigated there were ...

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Law digest – 2/5/15

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Contract Law, Letters of intent: Letter of intent was enforceable as a binding contract because the plain language of the letter demonstrated that the parties intended to be bound and it expressed definite agreement on all ...

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