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Appellate Courts

Opinions – 9/18/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Civil Procedure Attorneys’ fees  BOTTOM LINE: Plaintiff was entitled to bad faith attorneys’ fees under Rule 1-341 against defendant, where defendant engaged in misconduct during the trial proceedings. CASE: Old Frederick Rd., LLC v. Wiseman, No. 2356, September Term, 2011 ...

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Opinions – 9/12/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Criminal Procedure Restitution  BOTTOM LINE: Trial court could not order defendant, who pleaded guilty to violating Maryland’s bad check law, to pay restitution arising from an unrelated home improvement case as a condition of probation for the bad check offense, ...

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DNA ‘match’ was inadmissible, Court of Special Appeals holds

Two men who were fighting charges of attempted murder were properly barred from presenting evidence that DNA from two other people had been collected from their getaway car, the Court of Special Appeals held.

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Court of Special Appeals splits wins in back-to-back stent cases

St. Joseph Medical Center cannot appeal an order that required it to disclose the names and addresses of hundreds of former patients who were notified they might have received unnecessary stents, the Court of Special Appeals held Monday.

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Opinions – 7/18/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Consumer Protection Collection agencies  BOTTOM LINE: A party may collaterally attack a judgment entered in favor of an unlicensed collection agency because such a judgment is void. CASE: Finch v. LVNV Funding LLC, No. 704, Sept. Term, 2012 (filed June ...

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