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‘Dean on the streets’

For the first time in its 75-year history, the University of Baltimore School of Law will have a black dean: Gilbert A. Holmes, a family law attorney and the associate dean of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort ...

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LAW NOTES

As if lawyers weren’t hated enough…ABA backs more funding for IRS auditsNoting a decline in individual audits by the Internal Revenue Service, the American Bar Association Section on Taxation has urged Congress to appropriate more funding to support a meaningful ...

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CSA overturns 1982 decision that adopted fiduciary shield doctrine

An Elkton man who worked for a corporation that was sued in Massachusetts did not have enough contacts with that state to make him subject to its long-arm jurisdiction, the Court of Special Appeals has held.The decision overturns the intermediate ...

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Committee hears bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation

Supporters and opponents alike came in droves yesterday to express strong positions on the pending Antidiscrimination Act of 2001, which would make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation.Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Chairman Walter M. Baker, D-Upper Eastern Shore, ...

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Prosecutors testify for bill to limit judges

Prosecutors lined up yesterday to express enthusiasm for a bill that would limit judges’ discretionary powers to revise sentences in criminal cases.Introduced by Del. Anthony G. Brown, D-Prince George’s, HB 62 would limit to one year the time in which ...

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LAW SUMMARY

Public forum to revisit Clinton scandalsFeeling nostalgic for an age that’s hardly passed? Bored by Bush? Need a Slick Willie fix? Relax — relief is here. The Clinton scandals are the topic at a free public forum from 3 p.m. ...

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Shooting victim files suit against club

A Waverly man critically wounded in a shooting last March outside a Pimlico nightclub has filed suit against the club and the alleged shooter. The plaintiff, a Waverly man, was wounded as he sat in his car outside the Five ...

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Plaintiff must call experts for soft-tissue injury, causation of whiplash

While a collision between two vehicles in Rockville in 1993 may have been “relatively simple,” the appellant was required to produce expert testimony at trial to establish the necessity of medical expenses for her soft-tissue injuries, the Court of Special ...

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