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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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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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Kelberman Puts Evans on Defensive

Assistant U.S. Attorney Dale P. Kelberman began cross-examining Annapolis lobbyist Gerard E. Evans late yesterday and wasted no time in attacking the picture that Evans painted of himself as an honest, hard-working lobbyist who did not defraud his clients.Evans spent ...

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