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Appellate Courts

Choice for Chief Judge Bell’s seat now in governor’s hands

The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission on Thursday sent Gov. Martin O’Malley the names of all five candidates who have applied for the seat on Maryland’s highest court that Chief Judge Robert M. Bell will leave vacant when he hits the mandatory retirement age of 70 on July 6.

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Court of Special Appeals: Illness, threat doom prenup

A Maryland appeals court has invalidated a prenuptial agreement that a woman signed 26 years ago while dealing with severe morning sickness and a threat by her fiancé — who had insisted she prove her fertility before marriage — that he would call off the wedding if she did not sign it immediately.

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Top court weighs sanction in foreclosure docs case

Attorney Thomas P. Dore should be reprimanded rather than suspended for authorizing employees to sign his name on more than 100 foreclosure-related affidavits, because of the steps he took to correct and mitigate his serious ethical lapse, Dore’s lawyer told Maryland’s top court Wednesday.

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CSA: Montgomery County not bound by union deal

The Montgomery County Council did not violate county or state laws when it passed an operating budget that rejected part of the police union’s collective bargaining agreement and did not fund three categories of employee benefits, a state appellate court has held.

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Opinions – 5/23/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Administrative Law Revocation of license  BOTTOM LINE: There was substantial evidence in the record to support the decision of the Commissioner of the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development to revoke developer’s multiple-family dwelling license pursuant to Baltimore ...

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