Tag Archives: attorney’s fees

Victims’ groups seek to end appearance fee in Md. protective orders

“All this bill does is basically clarify any ambiguity that an appearance fee cannot be charged to either side, either the petitioner’s or respondent’s side, in the circuit court,” says Del. Kathleen M. Dumais, D-Montgomery and sponsor of the measure. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Groups representing Maryland domestic violence victims are urging lawmakers to enact legislation barring circuit court clerks from charging attorneys an appearance fee in protective order proceedings, saying the $10 to $20 charge creates a needless hurdle to legal representation at ...

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Judge orders Baltimore to pay $44K in nondisparagement case

01.29.10 BALTIMORE, MD.  Newly sworn-in Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow, right, listens as former Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg, left, gives opening remarks during the Chief Judge Transition Ceremony Friday January 29, 2010. Chief Judge Chasanow is the first woman to hold the position. (The Daily Record/Rich Dennison)

A federal judge Monday ordered Baltimore to pay a woman more than $44,000 for having withheld half the money she was owed in settlement of her police brutality claim because she had publicly criticized officers in violation of the agreement’s ...

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Law firm seeks more than $470K from ex-client ‘Money Guy’ Rousseaux

Philip Rousseaux

Former investment adviser Philip Rousseaux is embroiled in another legal battle, this time with his attorneys, who claim he spent more than a year avoiding being served with their lawsuit seeking to recover more than $470,000 in unpaid fees. Rousseaux ...

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Md. appeals court: De facto parents may get attorney’s fees in custody cases

The Court of  Appeals building.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Adults so intimately connected to a child’s upbringing as to be de facto parents are eligible for attorney’s fees when their right to custody, visitation or support is challenged without substantial justification by another party, Maryland’s second-highest court has held. ...

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Fingerprinting lawyers reveals past convictions


Welcome to Monday, the 56th anniversary of the premiere of the television soap opera “General Hospital.” Here are some news items to get your week started: — California’s mandatory fingerprinting of lawyers reveals past convictions. — In trial testimony, ex-Sen. ...

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State seeks change to ruling on segregation on Md. colleges

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The state is asking a federal judge to vacate her judgment from October 2013 finding Maryland’s state colleges and universities maintained traces of past segregation, arguing the court’s decision was based on flawed reasoning that came to light during this ...

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Attorneys for HBCUs seek more than $20M in fees in federal lawsuit

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The plaintiffs in a lawsuit over segregation’s lingering impact on Maryland’s state universities are seeking more than $20 million in attorneys’ fees at the close of more than a decade of litigation. The Coalition for Excellence and Equity in Maryland ...

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