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The Court of Appeals deciding over a weekend not to rule on a case it heard and Gregg Bernstein looking back on his first year as Baltimore City's top prosecutor are among the most-read legal affairs stories of the week. The list also includes a Maryland man having his case heard by the Supreme Court and a longtime aide to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown heading back to the private sector. The Top 5 stories are: 1. Maryland man's lawsuit lands in Supreme Court -- by Kimberly Atkins (Lawyers USA) Daniel Coleman is one in five million. That’s how many state workers across the country would be affected if the Supreme Court decides Coleman can sue his former employer for violating the self-care provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Coleman, who worked in Maryland’s Administrative Office of the Courts, claims he was fired in 2007 for seeking 10 days of FMLA leave to deal with complications of diabetes. 2. Lt. Gov. Brown's chief of staff leaves for DLA Piper -- by Ben Mook After five years on the staff of Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, the last three as chief of staff, Earl Adams Jr. has taken a position with DLA Piper US LLP in Baltimore.