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

Board of Estimates approves ‘spy plane’ program despite protests

Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. (CDC/ Hannah A Bullock; Azaibi Tamin)

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

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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

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo, a detainee talks on the phone in his pod at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga. While much of daily life has ground to a halt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump administration is resisting calls from immigration judges and attorneys to stop in-person hearings and shutter all immigration courts. They say the most pressing hearings can still be done by phone so immigrants aren't stuck in detention indefinitely. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

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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Lawyer disbarred for dishonest transactions with former client

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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

‘Given the incredible numbers of people experiencing homelessness, having one legal clinic was insufficient to meet the need,’ Antonia Fasanelli, executive director of the Homeless Persons Representation Project, about the organization’s opening a satellite office in Rockville. (File photo)

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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