A former inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center pulled off a rare judicial feat: He got a federal appellate panel to agree with him and send part of his civil-rights case back to U.S. District Court for reconsideration.Read More »
Judge Richard Posner is raising eyebrows with this opinion, in which he gleefully admits that he went out and bought safety equipment and timed three clerks as they put it on and took it off in chambers in order to test the reasonableness of the workers' claims in a "donning and doffing" case.
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The transformation of White Flint Mall into an open-air, mixed-use development can proceed while Lord & Taylor continues its lawsuit against the mall’s owners, a federal appeals court ruled.Read More »
Constitutional Law Freedom of speech BOTTOM LINE: North Carolina statute inviting citizens to “make a statement” and “promote themselves and/or their causes” with specialty license plates but limited invitation to only those citizens who agreed with North Carolina’s “Choose Life” ...Read More »
Criminal Procedure Speedy Trial Act BOTTOM LINE: Although U.S. District Court erred in requiring defendant to waive her rights under the Speedy Trial Act as a condition for granting a mistrial, appellate review was not available because defendant’s claims under ...Read More »
An Ellicott City title company has moved a step closer to recovering more than $100,000 it paid to settle a civil action by the Office of the Maryland Attorney General, which accused it of participating in a scheme to defraud Maryland homeowners facing foreclosure.Read More »