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CINA adjudication requires proof, not presumption, appeals court says (access required)

The we’ve-always-done-it-that-way defense has failed in Maryland’s second-highest court, which ruled last week that a finding of a child in need of assistance must be proven with evidence and testimony rather than just presumed based on a referenced social services ...

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Md. high court weighs burden of proof in defamation claims (access required)

Individuals alleging to have been defamed in an internal state investigation must prove their claim by “clear and convincing evidence” so as not to discourage those who have information for investigators from coming forward, an attorney for Maryland told the state’s top court Tuesday.

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