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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals – Sept. 15, 2016

Court of Appeals Administrative Law, Zoning: At the defendant’s criminal trial, while the defendant, who was in State custody and had been transported to the hospital for emergency care, was absent from the courtroom, the trial judge, after receiving a ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals – Sept. 8, 2016

Court of Appeals Administrative Law, Zoning: The Board of Appeals correctly concluded that the Board and the Administrative Law Judge lacked the authority to review an alleged appearance of impropriety in the initiation process underlying a Baltimore County planned unit ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – Sept. 1, 2016

Court of Special Appeals Civil Procedure, Immunity from civil liability: Circuit court erred in entering judgment against mayor, even though the judgment included damages of zero dollars, because jury’s finding that he had not acted with malice entitled him to ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – Aug. 25, 2016

Court of Special Appeals Workers’ Compensation, Compensable injury: Where the evidence presented at trial showed the causal relation between an employee’s permanent partial disability and his work accident, an injury sustained by the employee nearly a year later, unrelated to ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Special Appeals – Aug. 18, 2016

Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure, Juvenile delinquent placement: In ordering the placement of an adjudicated juvenile delinquent at an out-of-state “level A” juvenile detention facility, the juvenile court exceeded its authority and abused its discretion in further specifying that ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals – Aug. 11, 2016

Court of Appeals Administrative Law, Child abuse and neglect: Where a martial arts instructor engaged in sexual communications with a 15-year old student outside of class while the student was at home, and no inappropriate behavior occurred while the student ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals – Aug. 4, 2016

Court of Appeals Constitutional Law, Involuntary medication: Administrative decision upholding involuntary medication of dangerous person committed to psychiatric hospitalization affirmed because, although statute permits involuntary medication without a showing of dangerousness within the facility, it does not, on its face, ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals – July 28, 2016

Court of Appeals Administrative Law, Local government law: Where the General Assembly provided a statutory mechanism for a person to seek a refund of a payment made for an allegedly illegal tax, fee, or other charge, the common-law “voluntary payment ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — July 21, 2016

Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law, Revocation of correctional officer’s certification: Where the Maryland Correctional Training Commission found a correctional officer to be engaged in a sexual relationship with an inmate, the Commission was entitled to revoke the correctional officer’s ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals – July 14, 2016

Court of Appeals Workers’ Compensation, Calculation of average weekly wage: Average weekly wage of sole proprietor who elected coverage under Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act was properly calculated based on sole proprietorship’s net profit, not on sole proprietorship’s gross income or ...

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