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Author Archives: Caryn Tamber

Top court suspends two convicted lawyers

Without hearing arguments, the Court of Appeals has immediately suspended two lawyers who have criminal convictions. College Park lawyer Walter Lloyd Blair was convicted in December on federal charges of money laundering, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, false statements and ...

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Detroit balks at $100K bill from Venable

Venable LLP wants the city of Detroit to pay what it owes for services rendered by former Detroit police monitor Sheryl Robinson Wood. Detroit has responded, in effect, that Venable must be joking. Wood served as an independent monitor for ...

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Monday law blog round-up

Happy Monday! Here are a few law links to start your gonna-be-another-hot-one week. On a personal note, this will be my last blog round-up, since I will be wrapping up five great years at The Daily Record this Friday. The ...

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4th Circuit upholds registry requirement

A man who was convicted of rape and murder in 1980 was properly made to register as a sex offender under a 2006 federal law that Maryland has yet to implement, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held. ...

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With music, restaurant becomes nightclub

A Baltimore County restaurant is acting as a nightclub when it offers live music and karaoke on the weekend, the Court of Special Appeals has affirmed. Last week’s opinion affirms a Baltimore County Circuit Court decision finding Dock of the ...

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Old habits die hard when it comes to access

After The Daily Record studied access to court records, we spoke with various court officials about our results. In the cases where we had experienced treatment or policies the officials found objectionable, they assured us these things would not happen ...

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