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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — April 8, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility; Disbarment: Given the severity of the misconduct and the presence of several aggravating factors, disbarment was the appropriate sanction for a Maryland attorney who violated multiple Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct, District of Columbia ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — March 25, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Estates & Trusts; Life insurance: A life insurance beneficiary constitutes a “conveyance” under the Maryland Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act, which states that a “conveyance” includes every payment of money, assignment, release, transfer, lease, mortgage, or pledge of ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — March 18, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Real Property; Trespass: The circuit court did not lack subject matter jurisdiction in a trespass action by a campground owner against a former employee who, during the period of his employment, was provided an apartment rent-free ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — March 11, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Torts; Absolute immunity: In the plaintiff’s claim against prosecutors, law enforcement officers and the State for malicious prosecution and related charges, the trial court properly concluded that the prosecutors were entitled to prosecutorial immunity, and summary ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals — March 4, 2021

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Evidence; Gang-related activity: At the defendant’s trial for murder and related charges, the trial court erred by admitting the evidence of two unrelated murders committed by members of the criminal organization known as MS-13 pursuant ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Feb. 25, 2021

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Insurance Law; Title defects: Where the insureds could access their land from a public road, the Maryland Insurance Administration correctly determined that the insurer did not violate the Insurance Code by denying the insureds coverage ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Feb. 18, 2021

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Constitutional Law; Involuntary commitment: Under §10-708(i) of the Health-General Article, which states that patients involuntarily committed to mental health facilities have the right to request legal or non-legal representation when appealing a clinical review panel’s ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Feb. 11, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Law; Battered Spouse Syndrome: Where defendant charged with murder claimed self-defense and having suffered from Battered Spouse Syndrome, trial court erred in its instruction to the jury that, before it could consider all the evidence, ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Feb. 4, 2021

  Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Brady violation: Circuit court properly found that undisclosed evidence of witness interviews was not material and that there was no violation of Brady v. Maryland at defendant’s trial, as there was no a reasonable probability that such evidence ...

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