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Law Digest — Court of Special Appeals — Nov. 5, 2015

Administrative Law, Exhaustion of remedies: The trial court properly dismissed a claim by a case management agency challenging the award of a case management contract by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to another candidate where the agency ...

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Law Digest – Oct. 29, 2015 – Md. Court of Appeals and 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Maryland Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility, Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction for a Maryland attorney who contracted to perform work on certain individuals’ homes without a valid home improvement license. Attorney Grievance Commission v. Young, Misc. Docket AG No. ...

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Law Digest – October 22, 2015 – Md. Court of Appeals

Maryland Court of Appeals Evidence, Expert testimony: In a child lead poisoning case, a board-certified pediatrician with 20 years’ experience was qualified to testify as an expert witness as to medical causation, but lacked the requisite qualifications and an adequate ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – Oct. 8, 2015

Civil Procedure, Amount in controversy: The “amount in controversy” in an action for possession of leased premises is determined by the fair market rent for the period of possession involved in the controversy, and, where, as in this case, the ...

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Law Digest – 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – Oct. 1, 2015

4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Constitutional Law, Freedom of religion for inmates:The district court erred in granting summary judgment in favor of prison officials and dismissing an inmate’s claims under the First Amendment and the Religious Land Use and ...

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Law Digest – Sept. 24, 2015 – Md. Court of Special Appeals and 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure, Peremptory challenges: The trial court erred by giving the defendant only four peremptory challenges, instead of ten, because the defendant was charged with a crime with a possible statutory penalty of 20 years’ ...

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Law Digest – Sept. 17, 2015 – Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law, Legally sufficient notice of evidentiary hearing: The Maryland State Board of Nursing provided the respondent, a licensed practical nurse alleged to have committed several violations of the Nurse Practice Act, with legally sufficient ...

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Law Digest – Sept. 10, 2015 – Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure, Search and seizure: The circuit court erred in denying, on the basis of exigent circumstances, the defendant’s motion to suppress from evidence a ski mask and handguns discovered by police in a vent ...

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Law Digest – Sept. 3, 2015

Court of Appeals Contracts, Indemnification: Where a community college entered into an agreement with a medical facility under which student medical technicians gained useful experience doing blood draws at the facility and the college agreed to indemnify the facility for ...

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