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Law Digest — 4th Circuit, Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Feb. 17, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Consumer Protection; Absent class member: Where 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) provides a magistrate judge with jurisdiction to approve a class action and enter judgment only by consent of the parties, the Fourth ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 30, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Law; Perjury: Under Maryland’s common-law “two-witness rule,” which provides that the State cannot prove the falsity element of a perjury prosecution solely by offering a single witness who testifies directly and positively that the defendant’s ...

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Law Digest — Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 2, 2021

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure; Authentication of electronic evidence: Where defendant charged with drug-related offenses moved to exclude text messages obtained from his phone, circuit court did not err in denying the motion because, under the reasonable juror ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Nov. 25, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility; Disbarment: Laches was not a valid defense, and disbarment was the appropriate sanction, for a Maryland attorney who, in his capacity as prosecutor, knowingly and intentionally failed to disclose for more than decade exculpatory ...

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Law Digest — Court of Special Appeals — Nov. 18, 2021

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure; Competency to stand trial: Where the defendant was originally charged in district court with various misdemeanor offenses and was found incompetent to stand trial and was committed to a health care facility, and ...

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