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

Maryland Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility; Disbarment: Laches was not a valid defense, and disbarment was the appropriate sanction, for a Maryland attorney who, in his capacity as prosecutor, knowingly and intentionally failed to disclose for more than decade exculpatory ...

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Law Digest — Court of Special Appeals — Nov. 18, 2021

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure; Competency to stand trial: Where the defendant was originally charged in district court with various misdemeanor offenses and was found incompetent to stand trial and was committed to a health care facility, and ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Nov. 11, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Torts; Public immunity: Where a police officer, when applying for a corrected arrest warrant for the plaintiff, acted in obedience to a judge’s order without any room for personal judgment or discretion, the police officer acted ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Nov. 4, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Consumer Law; Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act: Under the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act (MCDCA) – which provides that in collecting or attempting to collect on an alleged debt a collector may not claim, attempt, or ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Oct. 28, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Contracts; State procurement: Certifying a supplier as a pre-approved source of materials for future projects does not constitute a procurement contract for purposes of the State Finance and Procurement Article, which defines procurement as the process ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Oct. 21, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Ineffective assistance of counsel: Defense counsel’s deficient performance in failing to object to an incorrect jury instruction regarding the intent required for second-degree murder warranted reversal of the defendant’s conviction of second-degree murder but ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Oct. 14, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Administrative Law; Pensions and retirement benefits: Baltimore City did not breach its statutory contract with members of its fire and police employees retirement pension plan by allegedly “underfunding” retiree reserves or by enacting an ordinance that ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Oct. 7, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility; Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction for a Maryland attorney who, in her representation of two clients in separate immigration and family law matters, accepted retainers for each matter but provided little to no ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals — Sept. 30, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure; Remand: Where counts of unjust enrichment and violations of the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law had been conclusively decided against the plaintiff and in favor of the defendants at trial and were not ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals –Sept. 23, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Consumer Law; Statute of limitations: Maryland’s general three-year statute of limitations under Courts & Judicial Proceedings §5-101 applies to claims filed by a judgment debtor against a judgment creditor for unjust enrichment and money damages under ...

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