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On the Record

On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

Welcome to Chi-town

CHICAGO – I just can’t resist using a dateline. Good morning from Chicago, home of Daniel Burnham, Oprah Winfrey, and – for the next couple of days – me. I’m here for an online journalism conference that will hopefully benefit ...

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Yellow means ‘go faster’

Leave it to Chief Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr. to keep it real at the Court of Special Appeals, even when the court goes on a road trip to one of the state’s law schools, as it did on Thursday. ...

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Bad work habits?

I always thought nothing was as delicious as a little office gossip, but apparently two-thirds of my co-workers would disagree. An article in Inc.com attempts to rank office distractions, from teeth-grinding transgressions to two-weeks-notice-worthy wrongdoings. The top prize went to ...

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Here’s the pitch from Delaware

Southern Delaware sent a crew of tourism sales people into Howard and Montgomery counties this week. Their purpose was to lure corporations planning retreats or off-site meetings to their beaches, hotels and golf courses. To do this, they rented an ...

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Arcades, computer services, landscapers: what do they have in common?

They’re all the new targets of the sales tax increase. Reporter Andy Rosen writes today: The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee tossed aside the governor’s proposed extension of the sales tax to cover massage, health club and property management services. ...

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Behemoth of the sea

Photographer Eric Stocklin shared his image, taken this morning, of the largest container ship to ever pull into Baltimore’s port, the 997-foot Mediterranean Shipping Company’s Michaela. More photos — and info — to follow in the print edition.

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U.S. lawyers decry Pakistan’s actions

The Maryland State Bar Association has joined the American Bar Association in condemning Pakistan’s suspension of its national constitution and rule of law, the arrest of more than 1,500 Pakistan lawyers and the detention of eight members of that country’s ...

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Think American laws are out of whack?

Then you might enjoy this list of daft UK laws. Among them: It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament; If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required ...

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Update on Alabanza

As of 3:30pm this afternoon, many former Alabanza clients were still without their sites – and NaviSite was still scrambling to fix the issue. NaviSite explains: The primary concentration in resolving outstanding issues has been to bring up all of ...

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Oh, construction debris is frightful…

Yes, forecasters are calling for possible snow in Western Maryland this week, but hasn’t it been a little warm in Baltimore? Well, if you’ve looked out of your downtown window and seen white powder swirling around, you’re not crazy, and ...

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