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Tag Archives: civil litigation

Frosh, Barbera, Shah urge lawyers to do more pro bono work due to pandemic

Maryland’s top attorney and judge Thursday urged the state’s 40,000 lawyers to represent at least one low-income litigant for free or to volunteer hours of legal services during the next year to help the growing number of people facing bankruptcy, ...

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Legislators approve constitutional amendment to raise jury trial threshold

The Maryland General Assembly on Monday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the amount in controversy that entitles litigants to a jury trial from more than $15,000 to more than $25,000. If ratified by Maryland voters, the amendment would ...

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Md. jury trial suspension elicits lawyers’ frustration, understanding, concerns

Prosecutors, defense counsel and civil litigators have greeted with frustration but understanding the decision by Maryland’s top jurist to suspend jury trials again, just six weeks after they resumed, due to resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We were running smoothly,” ...

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Breach of fiduciary duty exists, Md. high court says

Company investors harmed by the business decisions made by the corporation and its majority owner may pursue litigation against them, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Tuesday in stating clearly that Maryland recognizes breach of fiduciary duty as an independent cause ...

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JEFFREY BURDICK v. BALTIMORE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

A default judgment should not have been entered against non-existent parties, and the default judgment would be unenforceable against BCPD because appellant did not prove the unidentified officers acted within the scope of their employment and without malice.

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