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The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Nov 30, 2023

Md. appeals court orders co-tenant pay full cost of trustee in divorce proceeding

One co-tenant of a home can be ordered to pay the entire cost of a trustee’s services in a judicial sale of the home, the Maryland Appellate Court held.

Nov 22, 2023

Md. Supreme Court declines to hear Washington County hemp case

The Maryland Supreme Court won't review an order preliminarily enjoining the state's statutory ban on unlicensed shops selling hemp products with THC above certain levels.

Flaking lead paint on the exterior of a Baltimore home. (File photo)
Oct 31, 2023

Md. appeals court finds expert testimony on lead exposure admissible

Expert testimony on lead exposure and its effects on the brain in a Baltimore City case was admissible, the Maryland Appellate Court found. 

Maryland Court of Appeals
Oct 30, 2023

Md. appeals court upholds fee agreement, orders attorney to pay $700K in withheld fees

A fee-sharing agreement that used a sliding-scale approach is enforceable and did not violate the Maryland Attorneys’ Rules of Professional Conduct, the court found.

Oct 27, 2023

Md. appeals court finds no double jeopardy in sex abuse case

A defendant in a sexual abuse case was not convicted in violation of double jeopardy when Maryland tied each count of abuse to a different time period, the court found.

Oct 17, 2023

Md. company can’t recover losses from theft of 1M pounds of metal scraps, court says

A railroad materials company can't recover losses when four employees stole more than one million pounds of material and sold them as scrap next door, the court found.

Oct 13, 2023

Submitting chiropractor’s note for mask exemption not gross misconduct, Md. court finds

An employee’s note from a chiropractor for exemption to her company’s mask mandate did not constitute gross misconduct, a Maryland court found. 

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Sep 28, 2023

Md. Appellate Court upholds $132,322 dog bite award

A dog bite victim can be awarded $132,322 for injuries sustained while a dog was “running at large,” the Maryland Appellate Court held on Wednesday.

Adnan Syed meets with reporters Tuesday, announcing that he's calling for the Maryland attorney general to investigate his case. (The Daily Record/Madeleine O'Neill)
Sep 25, 2023

Syed urges Maryland high court to find Lee’s appeal moot

Adnan Syed argues that the state's decision to abandon its prosecution of him for murder renders moot an appeal from the family of Hae Min Lee.

Sep 13, 2023

Md. high court details basis for Harford County teacher ruling

There’s nothing in the Harford County Charter, or any legal doctrine, that precludes a county public school teacher from serving as a member of the county’s council, the Maryland Supreme Court said in an opinion explaining an earlier order. The high court in April had issued a per curiam order overturning a circuit ruling in […]

The AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores in New York in October 2016. (Mark Lennihan/AP file photo)
Sep 12, 2023

AT&T and Cricket Wireless deceived customers, Md. appellate court finds

AT&T and Cricket Wireless sold cellphones that they knew would stop working after their 2013 merger, the Maryland Appellate Court found.

Sep 11, 2023

Driver unaware of pregnancy can’t be charged with manslaughter of fetus, Md. court rules

A driver cannot be prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter of a fetus because he did not know the woman was pregnant, the Maryland Appellate Court has ruled.

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