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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – Jan. 12, 2017

Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure, Discharge of counsel: Where the defendant made multiple requests to discharge his attorney on the basis that he and his attorney had not discussed the defendant’s case, and the attorney confirmed this lack of ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals – Jan. 4, 2017

Court of Appeals Administrative Law, Regulatory measures: The Public Service Commission of Maryland (“PSC”) did not err in granting a power company a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing the company, subject to the conditions that the company make ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – Dec. 29, 2016

Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law, Landfill permit approval: Circuit court did not err in affirming the decision of the Department of the Environment to issue a landfill permit, where the proposed rubble landfill met all applicable county zoning and ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – Dec. 22, 2016

Court of Special Appeals Contract Law, Arbitration clause: A surety company was not bound by the mandatory arbitration clause of an agreement between an electrical company and a third party merely because that agreement was later incorporated by reference into ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – Dec. 15, 2016

Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law, Disposition of public property: A regulation of the Maryland Board of Public Works requiring counties to obtain the Board’s approval before disposing of former public school property applied to a county’s transaction with a ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals – Dec. 1, 2016

Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility, Indefinite suspension: Maryland attorney who knew that Maryland Bar Counsel was investigating complaints against her falsely stated on application form for the District of Columbia Bar that there were no outstanding complaints against her. After ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals – Nov. 9, 2016

Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure, Standing: The Court of Appeals affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of the petition for postconviction DNA testing filed by a petitioner who was serving a life sentence for conspiracy to commit murder, holding that conspiracy ...

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