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Heard and By the Numbers

“Wild dogs in the area raided the burn pit and carried off human remains.”Excerpt from a complaint on behalf of soldiers and contractors, alleging that Haliburton Co. and its former subsidiary, KBR, Inc., were responsible for open “burn pits” near ...

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The Big Picture: Slipping through the cracks

We have two wars going at the moment. We have a defense budget of between $600 and 700 billion, depending on how you count. We have approximately 1.5 million active-duty service men and women. No one would dispute that the Pentagon, where all this is centered, is a beat full of important stories.

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Case digest

Maryland Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility, Disbarment: Disbarment is the appropriate sanction for a lawyer who violated numerous ethics rules by making unauthorized disbursements from client funds, including loans to himself and his law firm. Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland ...

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Legal opinions – US District, Maryland

Immigration LawDeath of citizen spouse BOTTOM LINE: Congress did not intend to automatically strip an alien of “immediate relative” status where her husband, a citizen, had submitted a petition to establish that status, but died prior to its adjudication and ...

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Legal opinions – Md. Court of Special Appeals

Administrative LawMunicipal disability retirement ; ; ; BOTTOM LINE: Administrative agency’s denial of firefighter’s line-of-duty disability claim was reversed, where the hearing examiner arbitrarily substituted his lay opinion concerning the firefighter’s disability for that of the treating and examining surgeons ...

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Legal opinions – Md. Court of Appeals

Professional ResponsibilityDisbarment BOTTOM LINE: Disbarment is the appropriate sanction for a lawyer who violated numerous ethics rules by making unauthorized disbursements from client funds, including loans to himself and his law firm. CASE: Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. Brian ...

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Sometimes it’s better to give a charity stock

In challenging economic times, charitable organizations need financial support more than ever. The question is, what is the best way to give to organizations you care about? Before you write a check, you might want to consider the option of giving shares of stock. When done wisely (with respect to tax laws), you could be doing the charity and yourself a favor. Here’s what you need to consider when giving to a charity:

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News briefs – Business edition

Teacher corps to growThe Baltimore Community Foundation announced on Friday it received “a major gift” from philanthropists Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker to the foundation’s Baltimore City Public Schools Fund. The gift, the amount of which was not disclosed, ...

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