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Tag Archives: civil procedure

Opinions – 2/13/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Civil Procedure Offer of judgment BOTTOM LINE: In plaintiff’s lawsuit seeking unspecified actual damages from defendants for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Act, defendants’ offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil of Procedure 68, which offered plaintiff ...

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Opinions – 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: 1/23/12

Administrative Law Supplemental Security Income BOTTOM LINE: Although intelligence testing examiner testified that Social Security disability claimant was functioning in the mild level of mental retardation, there existed substantial evidence to support finding by Administrative Law Judge that claimant was ...

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Law digest: 1/23/12

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Right to counsel at bail determination: Under Maryland’s Public Defender statute, an indigent defendant has a right to appointed counsel at his or her initial appearance before a judicial officer in order for the ...

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Opinions – 11/28/11: Court of Special Appeals

Civil Procedure Discovery BOTTOM LINE: In a medical malpractice action that some of the defendants settled prior to trial, those settlement amounts were not subject to discovery by the remaining defendants at the pre-verdict stage because the amounts did not, ...

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Law digest – 11/28/11

COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Civil Procedure, Discovery: In a medical malpractice action that some of the defendants settled prior to trial, those settlement amounts were not subject to discovery by the remaining defendants at the pre-verdict stage because the amounts ...

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Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 11/07/2011

Administrative Law Eligibility for Developmental Disability Administration services BOTTOM LINE: Petitioner was a “resident” of Maryland during the time she lived with her father in Maryland, pursuant to an interstate custody arrangement and, therefore, petitioner was eligible for Developmental Disability ...

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Opinions – U.S. District Court, Maryland: 10/31/11

Civil Procedure Discovery deficiencies BOTTOM LINE: Plaintiff’s motion to compel discovery was denied because plaintiff failed to follow FRCP 37 or the local discovery rules before filing his motion with the court. CASE: Anderson v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., ...

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Opinions – 10/24/11: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Criminal Procedure Waiver of Miranda rights BOTTOM LINE: Where defendant did not unequivocally invoke his right to counsel, he waived his Miranda rights and, therefore, the statement defendant made during his custodial interrogation by police was admissible at trial. CASE: ...

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