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Jan 10, 2022

U.S. Labor Department says company lacked good cents

Today is Monday, the 40th anniversary of “The Catch,” among the most iconic moments in National Football League history. Here are some other news items. — The U.S. Labor Department sues company that paid departing employee in pennies. — National Conference of Bar Examiners plans to test redesigned bar exam. — Recently filed lawsuit challenges […]

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Jan 10, 2022

8 judges, 1 attorney vie for 2 coming Maryland high court vacancies

Eight judges and an attorney are finalists for two coming vacancies on Maryland’s top court. Five of the judges and the lone attorney are in the running for the Court of Appeals seat that will become vacant when Judge Robert N. McDonald reaches the state’s mandatory judicial retirement age of 70 on Feb. 23. The […]

Dec 27, 2021

Taylor Swift accused of copyright violation, does not just ‘Shake It Off’

Today is Monday, the 89th anniversary of the opening of Radio City Music Hall. Here are some other news items. — Taylor Swift is challenging a judge’s ruling in a copyright infringement case. — Female Afghan judges are seeking temporary legal status in the United States. — Alleged would-be kidnappers of Michigan’s governor assailed what […]

Dec 20, 2021

D.C. attorney general withdraws from Department of Corrections defense

Today is Monday, the 75th anniversary of the debut of the motion picture “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Here are some more news items. — District of Columbia’s attorney general withdraws from defending city’s Department of Corrections. — Wyoming has become a tax haven, with the  help of a little legal creativity. — Former Farmers Insurance […]

Dec 14, 2021

‘Tis the season for an attorney to become a toy maker

An attorney-turned-toy maker, an attorney general seeks re-election, a judge loses her seat and Ben Crump takes up a saint's case.

Dec 1, 2021

3 judges, 4 attorneys vie for Court of Special Appeals seat

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will likely choose the next judge on the state’s second highest court from among three trial judges and four attorneys.

Nov 29, 2021

Israel’s high court rules in international custody dispute

Welcome to Monday, the 131st anniversary of the first Army-Navy football game, which Navy won 24-0 at West Point. Here are some news items to kick off your week. — Israeli Supreme Court orders orphan returned to Italy in custody dispute. — Human rights attorney who sought details of Mexican massacre discovers government spied on […]

Nov 22, 2021

Texting instructions during deposition lands attorney in trouble

Welcome to Monday, the 58th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination. Here are some news items. — Florida Supreme Court suspends lawyer who texted instructions to client during deposition. — Lawyer who said he thinks “like a criminal” has become a convicted felon. — Would accepting a refund for the Astroworld concert waive an […]

Nov 8, 2021

Death-row inmates sue over same-day notice of execution

Welcome to Monday, the 157th anniversary of Republican President Abraham Lincoln’s re-election victory over his Democratic opponent, George B. McClellan. Here are some news items for the eighth day of November. — Japanese death-row inmates sue over same-day notification of execution. — White Kansas City police officer faces trial on involuntary manslaughter charge in Black [&hell[...]

Nov 1, 2021

Pets are not mere property, judge rules in custody dispute

Couple splits canine custody leads news items including a closed trial in Myanmar, a haunting question for real estate agents and staff shortages in prisons.

Oct 25, 2021

Race for Pennsylvania Supreme Court seat passes $5M

Welcome to Monday, the 35th anniversary of the New York Mets comeback win against the Boston Red Sox in game six of the 1986 World Series. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Campaign spending in Pennsylvania Supreme Court race exceeds $5 million. — Family of Black moped rider killed in […]

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Oct 20, 2021

Coming Maryland high court vacancy attracts 3 judges, 4 attorneys

Three judges and four attorneys are seeking a seat on Maryland’s top court that will become vacant when Robert McDonald reaches mandatory retirement on Feb. 23.

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