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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit, Md. Court of Special Appeals — May 5, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Arbitration; illusory promise: Where the employer retained the right to “change, abolish or modify existing policies, procedures or benefits applicable to employees as it may deem necessary with or without notice,” its ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit and Md. Court of Appeals — April 14, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Civil Practice; removal to federal court: Where the Baltimore mayor and city council sued oil and energy companies in state court for substantially contributing to greenhouse-gas pollution, global warming and climate change, ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit, Md. Court of Appeals — March 31, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Constitutional; religious zoning regulations: Where a church was aware of zoning restrictions when it purchased property, it could not have had a reasonable expectation of religious land use, dooming its claim under ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — March 10, 2022

Maryland Court of Appeals Attorneys; indefinite suspension: Where an attorney represented to bar counsel that there were no disciplinary complaints pending against her, despite prior correspondence from bar counsel about a disciplinary complaint, she violated multiple sections of the Maryland ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit, Md. Court of Special Appeals — March 3, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Consumer Protection; RESPA: Where a borrower’s letter to his loan servicer included the name, account number and other information that would enable the servicer to identify the account, and it explained why ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit — Feb. 24, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Administrative; jurisdiction: Where a federal contractor sought clarification on whether the nature of its Navy service contract made it subject to California’s labor laws, the suit was dismissed because the contractor failed ...

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Law Digest — 4th Circuit, Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Feb. 17, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Consumer Protection; Absent class member: Where 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) provides a magistrate judge with jurisdiction to approve a class action and enter judgment only by consent of the parties, the Fourth ...

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