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Job security for in-house counsel?

“After two years of declines in litigation, corporate lawyers are preparing for a wave of lawsuits from disgruntled investors, suspicious regulators, and predatory rivals.” So says Condé Nast Portfolio.com, reporting today on the fifth annual Litigation Trends survey commissioned by ...

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Watch our Multimedia Reporter “steal” a car, get thwarted by OnStar

There’s no doubt that times are tough for American auto dealers. Nevertheless, GM is moving forward (and generating some buzz) with Stolen Vehicle Slowdown – their new OnStar technology. It basically works like this: When a GM car is stolen, ...

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Bat conservationists join conversation

Building wind turbines in Maryland is a touchy subject to say the least. Supporters tout the benefits of clean energy and call the turbines environmentally friendly, while opponents have been fervent in their disapproval of 40-story contraptions that they say ...

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Baltimore’s quest for urban renewal

At a CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) panel discussion yesterday, local developers, tenants and economic development officials talked about how Baltimore’s businesses and development projects are poised to make it though these unstable economic times. The panelists, Courtney Capute of ...

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More than the robe is noir

North Philly, May 4, 2001. Officer Sean Devlin, Narcotics Strike Force, was working the morning shift. Undercover surveillance. The neighborhood? Tough as a three-dollar steak. Devlin knew. Five years on the beat, nine months with the Strike Force. He’d made ...

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Starting pitchers for the Exxon playoff

If a trial is like a baseball playoff series, opening arguments are Game 1. Teams, like lawyers, want to jump out to an early lead and, more importantly, establish momentum. As such, managers call on their best starting pitchers in ...

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Constellation Energy round-up

Competition abounded last week and weekend at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship — and it wasn’t just on the golf course. Tournament director Steve Schoenfeld said ticket sales were down about 2 to 3 percent this year compared to ...

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Law blog round-up

Happy Monday! For those of you who don’t have off for Columbus Day, here are a few links to help you procrastinate: * Washington County Judge Frederick Wright has retired. The Hagerstown Herald-Mail has this retrospective. * “The only way ...

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Legg’s rough week continues

It’s been a rough week for Baltimore’s Legg Mason Inc. On Tuesday, Moody’s Investors Services downgraded the firm’s debt ratings; on Thursday, shares of the company’s stock fell 24.75 percent to $19.00 – it’s lowest price point in 9 years. ...

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