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Harris to replace Broccolina as state court administrator (access required)

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has made the first major hire of her two-week tenure, naming Pamela Q. Harris to be state court administrator — her chief assistant in implementing court policies, crafting the judiciary’s annual budget and dealing with the executive and legislative branches.

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Contributory negligence standard survives challenge in top court

Long before the Civil War, the high court of Maryland instituted the doctrine of contributory negligence. On Tuesday, the current high court of Maryland said that if anyone is going to change that rule – which bars any chance of ...

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Judge: No same-day access to Manning docs (access required)

A federal judge has rejected requests from media organizations to order the same-day public release of potential-witness lists and documents related to the ongoing court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has been charged with aiding the enemy by leaking classified U.S. diplomatic cables to the WikiLeaks website.

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High court Chief Judge Bell hears final oral arguments (access required)

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, his coming July 6 retirement constitutionally mandated, presided over his final oral argument session Tuesday as head of the Maryland Judiciary and its top tribunal.

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Families sue lawyers over $36M verdict (access required)

Two Montgomery County families are suing law firm Hogan Lovells for giving them bad legal advice during their dealings with a property developer, which ultimately ended in a $36 million verdict against them.

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Cullen hopes high court will draw line on appealing international custody disputes (access required)

During the term that’s about to open, the Supreme Court will consider whether an international treaty and U.S. law prevent an American father from appealing a U.S. court’s order that allowed his ex-wife to take their daughter to Scotland, after the pair have already left the country.

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James L. Thompson: Judging judges – a new opportunity for the trial bar (access required)

Recently, I became aware of a website called “TheRobingRoom.com.” I had been retained as co-counsel in litigation pending in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. My co-counsel, from out of state, asked me about the judge to whom the case had been specially assigned.

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