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, ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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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Of all the twists and turns in the legal odyssey of Adnan Syed, the one that caught the Court of Special Appeals’ attention may well have been the affidavit from the uncalled alibi witness who says a prosecutor dissuaded her from coming forward during the convicted murderer’s post-conviction proceedings.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday in a stinging dissent to the court's refusal to block the start of same-sex marriages in Alabama.Read More »