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Business owners sue CPA for $1.2M

Two Baltimore County business owners have taken their certified public accountant to court for $1.2 million, claiming the CPA’s employee embezzled money from their accounts for seven years and that the CPA threatened them with an Internal Revenue Service audit ...

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Dugan takes circuit seat, accusing Glendening of anti-Republican bias

In a ceremony marked by numerous political references, Judge Robert N. Dugan was invested yesterday as an associate judge on the Baltimore County Circuit Court. Dugan, 58 and a district court judge since 1993, becomes the first popularly elected judge ...

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Dual capacity in workers’ comp struck down by Court of Appeals

Maryland’s brief flirtation with the dual capacity doctrine in workers’ compensation law ended Friday when the state’s top court found the theory would frustrate the goals of the legislative scheme.The doctrine, used in some states and adopted by the Court ...

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Bar counsel’s case dismissed by CA

Proving that a lawyer violated the code of professional responsibility requires more than showing that he was found liable in a civil conflict-of-interest case, the Court of Appeals held Friday.The disciplinary action requires a higher standard of proof than the ...

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More lawsuits filed against securities brokerTwo men recently became the latest in a long line of plaintiffs to sue former Ellicott City securities broker Michael P. Keating. The men claim in complaints filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court that Keating ...

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Top Court Affirms Murder Conviction Despite Error in Co-Defendant’s Trial

A trial judge erred in barring a murder defendant’s lawyer from a co-defendant’s trial, but the error did not warrant reversal of the client’s conviction, the Court of Appeals held yesterday.The trial judge did not realize that the lawyer had ...

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No Assets to Pay Slander Victim, Sharpton SaysThe Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday said he cannot afford to pay $65,000 to the former prosecutor he slandered with comments about the faked abduction and rape of a 15-year-old girl. “I keep hearing ...

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Courthouse letters

THE MARYLAND HOUSE OF DELEGATES ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 21401-1991December 5, 2000Dear Colleague,There has been an effort of over a decade to address the deteriorating conditions at the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse in Baltimore. The Courthouse, which is a symbol of ...

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LAW NOTES

Bamberger Wins Reggie AwardFeted at NLADA’s Annual ConventionBaltimore attorney, activist and law professor E. Clinton Bamberger Jr. was awarded the prestigious Reginald Heber Smith Award at a dinner last Friday night in Washington, D.C. at the national convention of the ...

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Rawlings Lends Support to Mitchell Fix-Up Effort; Elevator Traps 4 More

A state legislator is going to bat for Baltimore City Circuit Court’s Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse and Courthouse East, meeting with the governor and importuning fellow lawmakers to help find a remedy for the problems plaguing the aging edifices.[IMGCAP(1)]In ...

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