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Tag Archives: civil procedure

Opinions – 7/16/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Civil Procedure False Claims Act BOTTOM LINE: The district court erred in ruling that, as state agencies, the defendants were not “persons” subject to suit under the False Claims Act, without first considering an arm-of-the-state analysis under the Eleventh Amendment. ...

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Law digest: 7/9/12

Administrative Law, Driver’s license suspension: In overturning a driver’s license suspension based on driving while intoxicated, the circuit court improperly ruled that the officer had to indicate, on the Motor Vehicle Administration form, the reasonable grounds for the underlying stop ...

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Opinions – 4/23/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Civil Procedure Driver’s Privacy Protection Act BOTTOM LINE: Buyers’ claims under Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994 failed as matter of law, because, where solicitation by lawyers is an accepted and expected element of conduct satisfying DPPA’s litigation exception, such ...

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Opinions – 3/19/12: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Civil Procedure Motion to transfer BOTTOM LINE: The circuit court abused its discretion in granting defendant’s motion to transfer on the grounds of improper venue and/or forum non conveniens. CASE: DiNapoli v. Kent Island, LLC, No. 2506, September Term, 2010 ...

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Law digest: 2/13/12

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Civil Procedure, Motion for new trial: The trial court did not err in denying defendant-physician’s motion for a new trial, where the Court of Appeals’ holding in the case did not substantively change the Maryland common ...

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