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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Jan. 7, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Evidence; Relevance: Where defendant’s rap lyrics had a close factual and temporal nexus to details of the murder he was accused of having committed, the circuit court properly allowed the lyrics to be entered into evidence ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 31, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility; Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction for a Maryland attorney who, among other things, failed to take necessary and fundamental steps in client cases, including failing to respond to discovery, missing court appearances, appearing ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 24, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Civil Procedure; Statute of limitations: There is no statute of limitations in Maryland applicable to mortgage foreclosures under Cunningham v. Davidoff, 188 Md. 437 (1947), which remains good law. Daughtry v. Nadel, No. 1814, Sept. ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 10, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Civil Procedure; Judgment notwithstanding verdict: In the plaintiffs’ medical malpractice case, the circuit court erroneously found that the plaintiffs failed to show that the defendants’ negligence was a proximate cause of the decedent’s death, and, ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 3, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Evidence; Prior inconsistent statements: At the defendant’s trial for murder, a witness’s written description of the murder made to police before trial was admissible under the prior inconsistent statements exception to the hearsay rule because the ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Nov. 26, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Prosecution’s failure to disclose: Where defendant sought to vacate past guilty pleas on the grounds that he was not provided with evidence of the State’s witnesses’ prior misconduct before his plea hearing, circuit court ...

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Law Digest — US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — Nov. 19, 2020

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit  Immigration Law; Corroborating evidence: Where alien’s application for asylum was denied because he was unable to provide evidence to corroborate his testimony that he would be persecuted if deported to his native ...

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Law Digest — US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — Nov. 12, 2020

US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Search & Seizure; Aerial surveillance: District court properly denied request for preliminary injunction seeking cessation of Baltimore Police Department’s aerial surveillance program, since the program, which does not search a person’s home, ...

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