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On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

Happy holidays to On the Record visitors

We’ll be posting a bit less frequently over the next few days, as you might imagine, and want to wish you a happy and safe holiday. If you’re in a reflective mood – or haven’t had a chance to read ...

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Blaming the lawyer

Click here for a story about the alleged ultimate in witness intimidation (and an eleventh-hour entry for Legal Newsmaker of the Year), courtesy of the New York Times. CARYN TAMBER, Legal Affairs Writer 

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Baltimore getting pricey?

The Greater Baltimore State of the Region Report (PDF), released yesterday, found general improvement in Baltimore’s economy. The good news about the expansion of high-tech jobs and academic research was tempered by nagging transportation and crime issues, but there was ...

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Lawyers in trouble

The University of Maryland’s Capital News Service has a couple of interesting stories on what we here like to call “Lawyers Behaving Badly,” a.k.a. Attorney Grievance Commission actions. (Come on, you know you like this stuff. Attorney malfeasance stories are ...

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Hotelier Stephen Marx of Lifestyle HG

Hotelier Stephen Marx says he likes to take some time at the start of each day to gaze at the trees swaying outside of his Greenwich, Conn. home, to take in the expansive blue sky, and to meditate. “I get ...

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A multimedia presentation: “Alex. Brown” leaves downtown

The long-standing name of Alex. Brown will no longer grace the building at One South Street. Alex. Brown became a piece of Baltimore history over 200 years ago until 2002 when Deutsche Bank dropped it from its name. However, the ...

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Westboro’s lawyer gets clemency for technical glitch

Lawyers for the Westboro Baptist Church and the father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, whose funeral the anti-gay sect picketed in Westminster, have been busy filing post-trial motions in federal court since a Baltimore jury ordered the church to pay ...

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Who is Maryland’s top legal newsmaker?

The American Bar Association picked Alberto Gonzales. The Wall Street Journal’s law bloggers picked a frequent commenter only as “Loyola 2L.” Everyone else seems to be naming a Legal Newsmaker of the Year, so why not us? Which member of ...

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Thieves get copper-happy in HoCo

When I visited Chicago last month, my colleague and I noticed reports of theft of stainless-steel appliances from residential construction sites. My colleague shared that in his hometown of New Orleans, residents often complain of copper pipe thefts from home ...

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