Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Nov. 7, 2019
Maryland Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law; Regulatory sanctions: The disciplinary sanctions imposed by the Maryland Securities Commissioner on an individual for over 1,000 violations of the Maryland Securities Act, including revocation of the individual’s investment adviser representative registration, permanent bar from the Maryland securities and investment advisory industry, and [...]
4th Circuit cases safe from PACER changes
The lovable depository of federal court records is undergoing some controversial changes - but Maryland cases won't be affected.
Another big Supreme Court year on tap
After two U.S. Supreme Court terms full of high-profile cases involving closely-watched issues ranging from the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act to the fate of same-sex marriage laws, no one is calling the upcoming term a blockbuster.
Judge dismisses Md. debt-collection cases
District Court of Maryland Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn on Wednesday dismissed 3,168 debt-collection cases pending against Maryland residents with prejudice, meaning they cannot be refiled. The order follows a settlement and final order in U.S. District Court of a federal class action against Worldwide Asset Purchasing and its affiliates. In that case, it was […]
Must-read case(s) for young lawyers
What cases do you think make the cut as "Must-Read Cases for Young Lawyers"?
Law blog roundup
Welcome to the last Monday in September -- and the first Monday of fall. Here as some news items to get the week started.
Foreclosure starts fell on annual basis in August
LOS ANGELES — The evolution of the U.S. foreclosure crisis is increasingly diverging along state lines. On a national level, fewer homes were placed on the foreclosure track last month than in August last year, when they hit a 17-year high, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday. At the same time, so-called foreclosure starts […]
Pushy salespeople, disappointing results
I should know better than to take these calls, but I'm almost pathologically afraid that I'm missing something.
Top court takes on foreclosure rules in unrelated cases
In two separate opinions published Monday, the Maryland Court of Appeals interpreted recent foreclosure laws that were enacted to protect defaulting borrowers and people who rent from them.
Ups and downs of settlement
I'm sure not every lawyer feels this way, but for me, most settlements prompt a wave of conflicting feelings. ...
Working through the dog days of August
Everyone seems to be on vacation. Between attorneys in my office, opposing counsel, clients and potential witnesses, litigation departments and courthouses should simply shut down ...
Law digest – 7/30/12
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Illegal sentence: Defendant’s conviction and sentence for assault with intent to murder were illegal because that crime was not contained in the indictment returned by the grand jury. Johnson v. State, No. 84, September Term, 2011. RecordFax No. 12-0710-21, 26 pages. Professional Responsibility, Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction [&h[...]