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Author Archives: Louis Krauss

Louis Krauss covers the business of law at The Daily Record. Anyone with news tips or stories can email him at [email protected] or call (443) 524-8165. You can follow on Twitter: @louiskraussnews

Board of Estimates approves ‘spy plane’ program despite protests (access required)

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates narrowly approved a controversial surveillance plane program Wednesday despite complaints from the ACLU of Maryland and the NAACP that it is unconstitutional. Before the 3-2 vote, ACLU attorney David Rocah said it was “absurd” to consider ...

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Law firms bolster online resources to help clients with virus response

As Maryland businesses scramble to understand and respond to the legal implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Baltimore law firms are providing free online resources and services to help.  Firms say hundreds of people have listened to legal webinars or taken ...

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Attorney disbarred for misappropriating funds, not attending hearing (access required)

Attorney Samuel Edward Hensley was disbarred Friday by the Maryland Court of Appeals, which found that he had misappropriated funds owed to a client’s medical providers, and that he failed to communicate or provide services to another client by not ...

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Lawyers, judges blast DOJ over lack of immigration court direction (access required)

While courts are largely closed as the coronavirus tears through the United States, most of the nation’s 68 immigration courts have remained open at the behest of the U.S. Department of Justice. The Trump administration has resisted calls from immigration ...

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Attorneys turn to drone footage to wake up jurors, win cases (access required)

In an effort to engage jurors – and to swing a trial’s outcome in their client’s favor — some attorneys have been turning to drone photography and videography to enhance court presentations. While drone photography hasn’t been used extensively in ...

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Lawyer disbarred for dishonest transactions with former client (access required)

Montgomery County lawyer Jonathan C. Dailey was disbarred Wednesday by the Maryland Court of Appeals, which found that Dailey solicited $27,000 from a former client for his own use after telling the client that the money would be an investment ...

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Pro bono groups transition to remote services amid virus outbreak

Despite the challenges of court closures and mandatory work-from-home policies being incorporated in response to the coronavirus outbreak, pro bono groups in Baltimore have begun implementing remote services to stay connected with clients in need of free legal aid. For ...

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