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Disbarred D.C. attorney was admitted in error here, Court of Appeals holds

An attorney who was disbarred by the District of Columbia in 1991 managed to obtain a license to practice here as an out-of-state attorney, and held it for nearly three years before authorities realized their error.The Court of Appeals yesterday ...

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Medicaid class loses bid for funds

A Baltimore City circuit judge has dismissed a class action filed on behalf of state Medicaid recipients against the state’s $4.4 billion tobacco settlement fund, prosecutors announced yesterday. Deputy Attorney General Carmen M. Shepard, above, said she was not surprised ...

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Auto insurer must reimburse patient for medical expenses paid by HMO

A Howard University doctor who was injured in a car accident is entitled to reimbursement for his medical expenses under his auto insurance policy even though his HMO paid his hospital bills, the Court of Appeals held yesterday.“State Farm’s argument ...

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Officer indicted for killing man found with wifeA Baltimore police officer was indicted on a first-degree murder charge for shooting his wife’s lover while she “begged for her life,” prosecutors announced yesterday. Rodney Price, 34, is accused of repeatedly shooting ...

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Witness’ pre-sentencing report can be used to jog his memory

The confidentiality requirement of pre-sentencing investigations (PSIs) is not absolute and showing a PSI to a witness who has a right to see it in order to refresh the witness’ memory is not prohibited by statute, the Court of Appeals ...

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UB Law professor takes top honors

Mortimer N. “Tim” Sellers, left, was one of 12 educators awarded the Regents’ Faculty Award Friday at UMBC by Nathan A. Chapman Jr., chairman of the University of Maryland Board of Regents. Sellers, a law professor at the University of ...

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LAW NOTES

MLAN head takes national honorWins NLADA’s equal justice award Ayn Crawley, director of the Maryland Legal Service Corp.’s Maryland Legal Assistance Network (MLAN), was presented with the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s 2001 Innovations in Equal Justice Award at ...

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Rite Aid hit with $1 billion wrongful death suitRite Aid Corp., the No. 3 U.S. drugstore chain, was hit yesterday with a lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion in damages for the death of a suspected shoplifter in one of ...

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