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Law Digest — 4th Circuit, Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — June 16, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Bankruptcy; dischargeability: Where the bankruptcy code provides that small business debtors are not entitled to discharge certain categories of debt, including debts “for willful and malicious injury by the debtor to another ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — June 9, 2022

Maryland Court of Appeals Administrative; stare decisis: Where the court previously ruled on the Maryland Department of the Environment’s authority to develop and issue permits to municipal separate storm sewer systems, or MS4s, in Maryland, there no “significant change in ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit, Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — June 2, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Civil Practice; Good cause for untimely service: A court may excuse a plaintiff’s failure to serve defendants within the 90-day period required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) even where the plaintiff ...

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Law Digest — US 4th Circuit, Md. Court of Appeals — May 19, 2022

US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Criminal; Miranda waiver: Where the defendant moved to suppress statements he made to the police, without the benefit of counsel, about a gun involved in a felon-in-possession charge, but he knowingly and intelligently ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — May 12, 2022

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal; possession of a firearm elements: Where the Maryland Public Safety code prohibits a felon from possessing a firearm, the word “possess” requires only that the person have knowledge of possession. It does not extend the ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit, Md. Court of Special Appeals — May 5, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Arbitration; illusory promise: Where the employer retained the right to “change, abolish or modify existing policies, procedures or benefits applicable to employees as it may deem necessary with or without notice,” its ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit and Md. Court of Appeals — April 14, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Civil Practice; removal to federal court: Where the Baltimore mayor and city council sued oil and energy companies in state court for substantially contributing to greenhouse-gas pollution, global warming and climate change, ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit, Md. Court of Appeals — March 31, 2022

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Constitutional; religious zoning regulations: Where a church was aware of zoning restrictions when it purchased property, it could not have had a reasonable expectation of religious land use, dooming its claim under ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — March 10, 2022

Maryland Court of Appeals Attorneys; indefinite suspension: Where an attorney represented to bar counsel that there were no disciplinary complaints pending against her, despite prior correspondence from bar counsel about a disciplinary complaint, she violated multiple sections of the Maryland ...

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