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ABA Policymakers Vote No on MDP

The American Bar Association yesterday reaffirmed a controversial rule forbidding lawyers from entering partnerships with nonlawyers, including accountants and financial planners, and disbanded the commission studying the issue. “It’s time to put this away, folks,” said Alfred Carlton of Raleigh, ...

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State Extends Cigarette-Smuggling CrackdownThe office of the Comptroller of Maryland reported yesterday that enforcement agents have made 33 seizures and arrests since July 1, 1999, in a continuing crackdown on the transporting of cigarettes without Maryland tax stamps affixed. The ...

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4th Circuit Reverses Newspaper Fine

Court documents cannot be sealed without giving interested parties — including the media — an opportunity to object, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held last week.The decision reversed a $500,000 fine against the Wilmington [N.C.] Morning Star for ...

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Fulton-Evans Case Goes to Jury

The fate of a senior state legislator and an influential Annapolis lobbyist rests in the hands of a federal jury today after defense attorneys yesterday downplayed the importance of evidence against the two men in their month-long fraud trial.Prosecutors claimed ...

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Piper Marbury Leads Area Firms on Revenue ListPiper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe’s 1999 gross revenue of more than $283 million made the firm the nation’s 33rd richest, according to an annual survey released last week. Piper Marbury was the only ...

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