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Law Digest — US 4th Circuit and Md. Court of Special Appeals — Sept. 2, 2021 (access required)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Criminal Procedure; Competency: Where defendant was convicted of the racially-motivated murders of nine people and sentenced to death, the district court properly upheld the jury verdict and sentence because defendant, who fired ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 26, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Real Property; Disclosures: Where a purchaser of real property alleged in her complaint that the seller failed to disclose to the purchaser a good-faith calculation of the advance payoff amount of the deferred water and ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 19, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Commercial Law; Credit Grantor Closed End Credit Provisions: Although a cause of action under the Credit Grantor Closed End Credit Provisions of the Commercial Law Article may accrue after a violation has occurred where the ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Aug. 12, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Transfer to juvenile court: In determining a juvenile defendant’s amenability to treatment in the juvenile system, the trial court must determine what programs are available to the defendant in the juvenile and adult systems, ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 5, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure; Subject matter jurisdiction: A county Board of Appeals lacked subject matter jurisdiction to review the civil penalties assessed by the County Chief Code Compliance Officer because the Maryland General Assembly has not vested boards ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — July 29, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility; Disbarment: Where attorney violated several Rules of Professional Conduct by, among other things, failing to maintain an attorney’s trust account, failing to act on her client’s case, abandoning her client, and making intentional misrepresentations ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals — July 22, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Family Law; Children in Need of Assistance: In a Child in Need of Assistance case, where the juvenile court considered the statutory factors of §5-525(f)(1) of the Family Law Article, taking into consideration the father’s ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals — July 15, 2021 (access required)

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure; Breath test procedures: Where defendant charged with driving under the influence challenged the admissibility of the breath test results on the grounds that the troopers who administered the test failed to comply with ...

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