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Author Archives: jackie.sauter

Uphill climb for gas-leak plaintiffs

“Actual Malice Hill” is not the name of a new teen slasher flick but a metaphor Judge Maurice Baldwin Jr. used last week when ruling on pre-trial motions in a Baltimore County class-action lawsuit against ExxonMobil Corp. stemming from a ...

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This week in Maryland Lawyer

Why would a county detention center need high-priced Swedish laundry fixtures? With legal battles still being waged two years after the project’s completion, that simple question has a complicated answer. The Court of Appeals returns to Annapolis this week, with ...

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‘Generally happy’ with billable training

I can name only a few young lawyers who say they are happy practicing law. Mostly I hear complaints about long hours, little feedback, monotonous work and a constant pressure to meet billable hours. Which is why I think they ...

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Law blog round-up

Happy Tuesday! Here are some law links for the start of your 4-day week:  The Sun writes about the raids on properties owned by bail bondsman and entrepreneur Milton Tillman. Check out City Paper’s extensive recent coverage of Tillman. A ...

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Possible Enzyte trouble for Venable?

It’s a fun day at The Daily Record when we get to write about sex-enhancement potions, especially when there’s a connection to a law firm with roots here. You’ll probably recall that earlier this week, the founder of Berkeley Premium ...

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Ravens fans are the (17th) best

At Thursday’s preseason Ravens game against Atlanta, I was struck by the number of fans not only showing up, but tailgating and cheering like it was their job. After all, it was a game that didn’t count and — being ...

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Eiswert, Sherbin seek Garrett bench seat

Garrett County, currently functioning without a district court judge, moved one step closer Friday afternoon to getting one. Friday was the deadline for new applications for the seat that belonged to Judge Ralph M. Burnett before his death last May. ...

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How much is your pet worth?

Our family cat, a Maine Coon who’s a svelte 18 pounds and 15 years old, was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism this week. He’d grown a benign tumor and lost three pounds in just three months by the time we brought him ...

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DMC at the DNC

Several of our fellow Dolan Media publications have joined together to form DMC@theConventions, a Web site chronicling the political conventions.  It’s a good place to go if you’re interested in seeing what’s been going on but — like me — ...

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Bad news for gas prices

That’s it — don’t move. Don’t even think about going anywhere, it’s just not worth it. The folks at AAA Mid-Atlantic have been busy little bees this week, first predicting massive delays on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge this weekend due ...

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