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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit, Md. Supreme and Appellate Courts — March 9, 2023

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Securities; misrepresentations or omissions: Where shareholders suing a biopharmaceutical company for alleged misstatements failed to sufficiently allege any actionable misrepresentations or omissions that would give rise to a duty to disclose, and ...

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Law Digest — Md. Supreme Court, Appellate Court — Feb. 9, 2023

Maryland Supreme Court Sanctions; flagrant and persistent MARPC violations: Where an attorney failed to adequately represent his client in litigation, failed to sufficiently communicate with the client, billed for legal services he did not provide and made knowing and material ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Appellate Court — Jan. 5, 2023

Maryland Appellate Court Administrative; review of planning board decision: Where a homeowner alleged that the Prince George’s County Planning Board abused its discretion, and acted arbitrarily and capriciously, by approving an amended detailed site plan for mixed-use residential and commercial ...

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Law Digest — Md. Supreme Court, Md. Appellate Court — Dec. 29, 2022

Maryland Supreme Court Administrative; agency deference: Where a reviewing court applies agency deference to legal interpretations of a tax statute when undertaking judicial review of a tax court decision, the court may give appropriate deference to the state comptroller’s interpretation ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit, Maryland Supreme Court — Dec. 22, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Insurance; hot-air balloon accident: Where two persons suffered “gruesome injuries” in a hot-air balloon accident, the district court did not err in holding that the policy’s coverage limit of $100,000 per balloon ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit, Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 15, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Criminal; ineffective assistance of counsel: Where the government obtained the defendant’s historical cellular site location information, or CSLI, in good-faith reliance upon then-existing law, the defendant’s counsel did not render ineffective assistance ...

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