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Court frowns on bar applicant’s financial history

Court frowns on bar applicant’s financial history

Maryland’s top court denied admission to the bar to an applicant with a history of financial problems, including filing for bankruptcy, signing a car loan he couldn't afford and racking up tens of thousands of dollars in debt despite never finding full-time employment.

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Court of Appeals disbars Hodes

Court of Appeals disbars Hodes

A lawyer for Michael C. Hodes told the state's top court Tuesday his client always planned to repay the more than $270,000 he claims he took as a loan from the estate of a deceased client.

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Hopes dashed, Harrell again decries fault standard

Hopes dashed, Harrell again decries fault standard

Over the rare and scathing dissent of one member, Maryland’s top court this month refused to hear another challenge to its long-held legal doctrine barring plaintiffs from recovering damages if they were at all to blame for their injuries.

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Court of Appeals upholds DNA check of suspect’s sweat

People who voluntarily submit to questioning in a police station relinquish any claim to the perspiration they happen to leave behind on a chair – even when detectives examine the bodily fluid for DNA linking them to a crime, a divided Maryland high court ruled Wednesday.

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