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Apr 24, 2011

Stephanie A. Gallagher hearing cases as new magistrate judge

Stephanie A. Gallagher, a former federal prosecutor and then criminal defense attorney, was sworn in as a magistrate judge in Baltimore last week and has begun considering cases. Gallagher, who was nominated to the bench along with Timothy J. Sullivan in January but had to first pass a background check, filled the vacancy created by […]

Mar 7, 2011

Justices deny cert in several cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has again rejected a challenge to Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president over the unsubstantiated claim that he was not born in the U.S. The court did not comment on its reasons. Also on Monday, the court: * Declined to question “In God We Trust,” the motto that adorns […]

Feb 28, 2011

High court denies cert in several cases

The Supreme Court has refused to toss out a defamation award to a fired pastor, despite claims by the church that dismissed him that its actions are protected by the Constitution’s religious freedom guarantees. The court on Monday rejected an appeal from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Vernonia, Ore., asking the justices […]

Dec 1, 2010

The ‘new normal’ v. the billable hour

A “new normal” continues to take root at law firms, according to a survey showing increases in the use of alternative fee arrangements. Almost three in 10 in-house lawyers said they used more alternative billing arrangements in 2010, and 53 percent said they used strictly flat-fee billing on a case or project, up from 48 […]

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