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Appellate Courts

$15M verdict returns to 4th Circuit, could be reargued

A federal appeals court won’t adopt briefs and arguments already made in Baltimore’s appeal of a $15 million wrongful conviction verdict, issuing an order Tuesday and rejecting the city’s request to expedite matters. A three-judge panel for the 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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4th Circuit bats .500 at Supreme Court, strikes out in ‘Peace Cross’

The intermediate U.S. appeals court that reviews federal cases from Maryland and four nearby states batted .500 at the Supreme Court this past term. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals most notably struck out when the justices overturned its ...

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Appeals court overturns $2.5M judgment against Board of Physicians

The Court of Special Appeals tossed out a $2.5 million award against the Maryland Board of Physicians Wednesday, the latest twist in years of litigation between the board and a discredited physician who alleges his private medical information was maliciously shared ...

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Md. high court reinstates manslaughter conviction for heroin distribution

Selling heroin to someone who later overdoses can rise to the level of manslaughter under certain circumstances, the state’s high court ruled Monday in a case watched by prosecutors around Maryland. The Court of Appeals, in a 4-3 decision, reinstated the ...

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