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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Oct. 21, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Ineffective assistance of counsel: Defense counsel’s deficient performance in failing to object to an incorrect jury instruction regarding the intent required for second-degree murder warranted reversal of the defendant’s conviction of second-degree murder but ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Oct. 7, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility; Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction for a Maryland attorney who, in her representation of two clients in separate immigration and family law matters, accepted retainers for each matter but provided little to no ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Sept. 30, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure; Remand: Where counts of unjust enrichment and violations of the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law had been conclusively decided against the plaintiff and in favor of the defendants at trial and were not ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals –Sept. 23, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Consumer Law; Statute of limitations: Maryland’s general three-year statute of limitations under Courts & Judicial Proceedings §5-101 applies to claims filed by a judgment debtor against a judgment creditor for unjust enrichment and money damages under ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals — Sept. 16, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law; Exhaustion of remedies: Judgment of the circuit court dismissing petition for judicial review of developers’ Forest Conservation Plan affirmed, because such plans are but one component of the administrative approval process, and their ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals — Sept. 9, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure; Search & seizure: Where defendant was convicted of robbery and weapons offenses based on the contents of his backpack, which contained a gun and a cell phone with data showing evidence of robbery, ...

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Law Digest — US 4th Circuit and Md. Court of Special Appeals — Sept. 2, 2021 (access required)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Criminal Procedure; Competency: Where defendant was convicted of the racially-motivated murders of nine people and sentenced to death, the district court properly upheld the jury verdict and sentence because defendant, who fired ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 26, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Real Property; Disclosures: Where a purchaser of real property alleged in her complaint that the seller failed to disclose to the purchaser a good-faith calculation of the advance payoff amount of the deferred water and ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 19, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Commercial Law; Credit Grantor Closed End Credit Provisions: Although a cause of action under the Credit Grantor Closed End Credit Provisions of the Commercial Law Article may accrue after a violation has occurred where the ...

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