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Ex-prosecutor Cassilly defends himself against ethics charges (access required)

Facing potential disbarment, retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly defended himself Thursday before Maryland’s top court against Attorney Grievance Commission allegations that he withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old murder case and for ...

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Judge seems skeptical of eviction moratorium (access required)

Welcome to Monday, the 47th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation and President Gerald Ford’s announcement that “our long national nightmare” was over. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Judge appears skeptical of new federal ...

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Md. high court disbars immigration lawyer, notes ‘vulnerable’ clients (access required)

Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred a Silver Spring immigration lawyer who lied to immigration judges, clients and their families, collected unearned fees, failed to provide case files to his former clients’ new attorneys and did not cooperate with bar ...

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Md. high court disbars attorney who raided estate’s funds (access required)

A unanimous Maryland top court has disbarred a probate attorney who raided a client’s nearly $850,000 estate for personal use, including to pay his daughters’ private school tuition, his credit card bills and his legal malpractice insurance premiums. Nicholas G. ...

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Bar counsel presses for former State’s Attorney Cassilly’s disbarment (access required)

The Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission will continue to press for retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly’s disbarment after a judge recommended he be merely reprimanded for having withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old ...

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