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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 9, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Interstate compacts: Temporary custody under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers, which provides for the transfer of a prisoner from the jurisdiction of incarceration to the “temporary custody” of the jurisdiction where charges are pending, ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 2, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Bifurcation of trials: In the defendant’s criminal trial, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying the defendant’s motion to bifurcate the charge of possession of a regulated firearm by a prohibited ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals, US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — June 25, 2020

  Maryland Court of Special Appeals Family Law; Discovery sanctions: In a child custody case, the circuit court erred by precluding the mother from presenting evidence as a discovery sanction without first considering whether that evidence was relevant to the ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — June 18, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Bankruptcy Law; Tolling provision: The tolling provision of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article, §5-202, applies only to actions that are dismissed by a United States Bankruptcy Court pursuant to the dismissal procedures of Title 11 ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — June 11, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure; Closing argument: During the State’s closing argument at the defendant’s criminal trial, the trial court did not err in allowing the State’s comments specifically in response to defense counsel’s closing remarks because, while ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — June 4, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Torts; Joint tortfeasor liability: Under the plain language of the Maryland Uniform Contribution Among Joint Tortfeasors Act, which states that for the statutory right of contribution to apply, a joint tortfeasor must be “liable in tort” ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — May 28, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Evidence; Authentication: At the defendant’s trial for attempted robbery and related offenses, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting Facebook-related evidence where there was sufficient circumstantial evidence under Maryland Rule 5-901(b)(4) for a ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — May 21, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Labor & Employment; Disability benefits: Under the Baltimore City Fire and Police Employees’ Retirement System compensation statute, which states that qualified employees are potentially eligible for either a higher level of line-of-duty level of benefits if ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — May 14, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Administrative Law; Exhaustion of administrative remedies: Where a company asserted an unconstitutional taking of its property arising from the application of a zoning regulation, the company was required to exhaust its administrative remedies by submitting all ...

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