Author Archives: Steve Lash

Steve Lash covers federal and Maryland appellate courts and the General Assembly’s judiciary committees for The Daily Record. He joined the newspaper in 2008 after spending nearly 20 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for several publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Cox Newspapers, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and West’s Legal News. Lash, a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Maryland bars.

Court again upholds damages cap

Maryland’s statutory cap on non-economic damages will remain for the foreseeable future following Friday’s ruling by the state’s top court that the controversial limit is constitutional. The General Assembly, which now has sole authority to lift the cap, has no ...

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School workers indicted for delaying 911 call

Saying a failure to act could be a crime, Maryland’s top court Tuesday reinstated a reckless-endangerment indictment against five former employees of a residential school for juvenile offenders whose alleged delay in calling 911 may have contributed to a resident’s ...

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When not to rebut your ex-client’s claims

Despite a desire to protect their reputations, defense attorneys must say no when a prosecutor asks them for confidential information to rebut a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel, the American Bar Association stated in an ethics opinion released Friday. ...

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