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Author Archives: Heather Cobun

Heather Cobun is the trial courts reporter at The Daily Record. Got news? Call her at (443) 524-8191. Follow her on Twitter: @hcobun.

Student receives probation for unlawful recording of Harris staffer (access required)

A Salisbury University student and political activist pleaded guilty Friday to illegal wiretapping of a congressional staffer and received probation before judgment as part of a pre-indictment agreement. Jake Burdett, 21, was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service ...

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Taking the dread out of attorney performance reviews (access required)

The traditional annual performance review may be giving way to different feedback mechanisms, as some law firms move to systems that allow for more immediate and meaningful discussions about performance and goals. While software programs can track performance appraisals, goal-setting ...

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Jury rules for Mosby in lawsuit over prosecutor’s firing (access required)

Jurors deliberated for less than 30 minutes Friday afternoon before deciding that Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby did not unlawfully fire a prosecutor in 2015 based on her political support for Mosby’s opponent. Plaintiff Keri L. Borzilleri, who ...

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As volume of legal data grows, electronic discovery is a must (access required)

As it becomes more common to store information electronically, and as the volume of electronic data increases, electronic discovery service providers and the legal profession are looking for new ways to help attorneys find and sort information quickly and intuitively. Michael ...

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Committee discusses adultery repeal, move toward no-fault divorce (access required)

Members of a Senate committee contemplated the potential family law consequences of repealing the rarely charged crime of adultery and contemplated a broader discussion about moving toward no-fault divorce. Del. Kathleen M. Dumais, D-Montgomery, is making her second attempt in ...

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Ex-prosecutor discusses career before firing by Mosby (access required)

A former city prosecutor who claims she was fired for supporting the incumbent Baltimore City state’s attorney in 2014 when Marilyn J. Mosby campaigned against him told jurors Tuesday that she had a cordial relationship with Mosby when they were colleagues ...

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Trial begins in prosecutor’s suit over firing by Mosby (access required)

A Baltimore jury will decide if State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby violated the Maryland Constitution when she fired a line prosecutor who campaigned for her opponent in the 2014 election. Keri L. Borzilleri’s lawsuit against Mosby began in federal court ...

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Government seeks one-year sentence for De Sousa for serial tax fraud (access required)

Federal prosecutors are seeking a one-year prison sentence for former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa for years of tax fraud. De Sousa pleaded guilty to three counts of willful failure to file federal income tax returns between 2013 and 2015 and ...

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