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Tag Archives: Court of Special Appeals

Hogan names attorney Terrence Zic to Court of Special Appeals (access required)

Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday named Rockville attorney Terrence M.R. Zic to a seat on Maryland’s second-highest court. Zic, a partner at Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP, will succeed retired Judge Alexander Wright Jr., who held an at-large seat on Court ...

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Court affirms conviction for staged evidence find caught on body cam (access required)

An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Baltimore Police Department officer whose controversial reenactment of an evidence find was captured on his body worn camera in 2017. Richard Pinheiro was indicted on charges of fabrication of physical evidence ...

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Bill to exempt ‘sham’ marriages from spousal privilege advances (access required)

A bill to exempt marriages formed after a crime is committed from the spousal privilege — a general rule that one spouse cannot be compelled to testify against the other in a criminal proceeding — received a favorable report from a ...

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Appeals court reverses manslaughter conviction in fatal overdose case (access required)

The Court of Special Appeals on Friday reversed an involuntary manslaughter conviction for a man who sold heroin to a friend who later overdosed, finding there was no evidence that the man knew the drugs were unusually dangerous. Nathan Johnson ...

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Court vacates $500K economic damages award in adult child’s death (access required)

A $1 million verdict for the mother of a 22-year-old woman who died was cut in half by an appellate court last week after the judges determined there was insufficient evidence to support the economic damages award. A Baltimore city jury ...

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Appeals court reverses $1M judgment against former Harborplace owner (access required)

An appellate panel reversed a $1 million judgment awarded to Harborplace tenant Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., which had sued over sub-par conditions at the downtown retail pavilions. The Court of Special Appeals reversed the award in a reported opinion Thursday, ...

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Appeals court overturns $2.5M judgment against Board of Physicians (access required)

The Court of Special Appeals tossed out a $2.5 million award against the Maryland Board of Physicians Wednesday, the latest twist in years of litigation between the board and a discredited physician who alleges his private medical information was maliciously shared ...

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