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Appellate Courts

Md. top court to revisit damages in police-shooting death

In a case that could greatly raise the liability stakes for cities and counties across Maryland, the state’s highest court will decide how much Prince George’s County owes the family of a man who was killed by a police officer: the $11.5 million a jury awarded, or the $400,000 the judge ultimately ordered.

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Law digest – 5/15/14

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Admiralty, Jury instructions: Jury instructions that included a statutory regulation governing the operation of drawbridges accurately conveyed the applicable law: the plain language of the regulation was neither ambiguous nor at variance with the general ...

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Opinions – 5/15/14: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Admiralty Jury instructions   BOTTOM LINE: Jury instructions that included a statutory regulation governing the operation of drawbridges accurately conveyed the applicable law: the plain language of the regulation was neither ambiguous nor at variance with the general requirement that ...

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Law digest – 5/8/14

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Procedure, Appointment of counsel: The plain language of Rule 4-707(b) — which provides that a trial court must, under certain circumstances, appoint counsel for an indigent petitioner for purposes of conducting DNA testing — is ...

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Top court weighs start date for lawyers-at-bail requirement

An attorney for indigent people said Maryland’s top court should immediately implement its landmark decision that they have a right to counsel at initial bail hearings, while a lawyer for the state urged a delay at least until the start of the fiscal year on July1.

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