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Appellate Courts

Opinions – 2/18/15: Maryland Court of Appeals

Professional Responsibility Indefinite suspension   BOTTOM LINE: Court of Appeals suspended indefinitely an attorney who did not protect a client’s claim from expiration as the statute of limitations, misrepresented the status of the claim to the client for five years, ...

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Kulbicki waits for Supreme Court action on state’s appeal

A former Baltimore police sergeant has waived his right to reply to Maryland’s request that the Supreme Court reinstate his first-degree murder conviction and life sentence in the shooting death of his mistress in 1993 while still on the force.

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Law digest – 2/11/15

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Civil Procedure, Collateral estoppel: Collateral estoppel did not bar plaintiff’s claims against real estate development company because, even though the dispute was previously the subject of litigation in bankruptcy court, the issues litigated there were ...

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Opinions 2/11/15: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Civil Procedure Collateral estoppel BOTTOM LINE: Collateral estoppel did not bar plaintiff’s claims against real estate development company because, even though the dispute was previously the subject of litigation in bankruptcy court, the issues litigated there were neither essential nor ...

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Barbera tells lawmakers ‘judiciary is doing well’

Addressing a joint session of the General Assembly, Maryland’s top judge called for the state’s lawmakers help Wednesday as the judiciary strives to use emerging technologies to make courts more accessible to Marylanders, especially those of low income or who do not speak English.

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AG takes wait-and-see tack in DNA case

Brian Frosh

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has waived the state’s right to reply to a convicted rapist’s request that the Supreme Court overturn his conviction and rule the Maryland State Police violated his constitutional rights by surreptitiously checking the DNA in the perspiration he left on a chair during a voluntary interview at an MSP barracks.

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