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Appellate Courts

Opinions 2/21/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Corporations and Partnerships Piercing the corporate veil  BOTTOM LINE: The circuit court erred by finding defendant personally liable for the debts of the limited liability company solely owned by defendant, absent a finding of fraud. CASE: Serio v. Baystate Properties, ...

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Opinions – 2/7/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Civil Procedure Default judgment BOTTOM LINE: Plaintiffs were entitled to a default judgment and damages against defendant where the notice of default was mailed to defendant’s “last known address,” as required by Rule 2-613(f), and where defendant had actual notice ...

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CSA revives suit over Montgomery County storm system

A Maryland appeals court has revived a water-pollution lawsuit over a municipal storm system permit the state issued to Montgomery County in 2009, saying the environmental groups who brought the claim can sue because one of their members is an “avid paddler” in the allegedly polluted Potomac River.

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Manslaughter conviction affirmed in fight over Canton parking place

A man who killed an off-duty Baltimore police officer during a fight over a Canton parking space was properly convicted of involuntary manslaughter, the Court of Special Appeals held Monday. Sian James, 26 at the time of his April 2011 trial, said he acted in self-defense when he threw a piece of concrete at Officer Brian Stevenson’s head on Oct. 16, 2010.

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