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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Sept. 19, 2019

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Evidence; Hearsay: At the defendant’s trial for murder and handgun offenses, the trial court committed reversible error in admitting under the exceptions to the rule against hearsay evidence for “excited utterances” and “present sense impressions” three ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Sept. 12, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure; Preliminary injunction: The circuit court correctly granted voters’ request for a preliminary injunction removing from the ballot a judicial candidate nominated by the Liberation Party of Maryland where the candidate was a registered Democrat ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Sept. 5, 2019

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Labor & Employment; Occupational diseases: Circuit court properly granted employer’s motion to dismiss worker’s action under Federal Employer’s Liability Act, which alleged that he was exposed to asbestos during his maritime employment, because worker’s disease ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Aug. 29, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Administrative Law; Open Meetings Act: Where the plaintiff presented no direct evidence that the County Council sitting as the District Council violated the Open Meetings Act during the deliberation process in connection with its approval of ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Aug. 22, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure; Mootness: A juvenile’s petition for judicial review of her involuntary admission was not moot based simply upon her release, because the involuntary admission subjected the juvenile to sufficient possible collateral consequences to justify judicial ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 15, 2019

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Constitutional Law; Inverse condemnation: A landowner’s inverse condemnation claim against the county was barred by the statute of limitations where it was filed more than three years after the final administrative agency decision denying the ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 9, 2019

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Law; Obstruction of justice: The defendant was improperly convicted of witness tampering and obstruction of justice for attempting to marry his girlfriend via a telephone call so that she could invoke her spousal privilege ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Aug. 2, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure; Post-conviction appealability: A probationer, in order to challenge a circuit court’s order revoking probation for a technical violation and sentencing him/her to incarceration, must do so by filing an application for leave to appeal, ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — July 26, 2019

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Civil Procedure; Absolute immunity: Members and staff of the State Board of Physicians were entitled to absolute immunity in an action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 to recover damages resulting from their participation in ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 19, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Corporate Law; Ultra vires: A homeowner’s assertion of an offset in assessment dues against a homeowner’s association on the basis that the association lacked the power or capacity to raise assessment dues in a manner that ...

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