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Mortgage default warnings surged in August

LOS ANGELES — Banks have stepped up their actions against homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments, setting the stage for a fresh wave of foreclosures. The number of U.S. homes that received an initial default notice — ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Md. high court decisions too long in coming

Like the mills of the gods, the wheels of justice at Maryland’s highest court grind “exceeding slow.” In many instances, too slow for justice. Legal Affairs Writer Steve Lash of this paper reported last week that the average period of ...

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Law digest: 8/8/11

COURT OF APPEALS Bankruptcy Law, Repossession: A creditor may repossess a car when a debtor has filed bankruptcy and failed to reaffirm the indebtedness if the creditor elected Credit Grantor Closed End Credit Provisions of the Commercial Law Article to ...

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Law digest: 8/1/11

COURT OF APPEALS Administrative Law, Jurisdiction of Maryland Insurance Administration: The Maryland Insurance Administration possesses primary jurisdiction over plaintiff’s claim that defendant overcharged him for title insurance, and, therefore, plaintiff must pursue his claim initially through an administrative adjudication process. ...

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State judges’ pensions survive other cuts

While the governor and legislature this year raised what state workers and teachers pay into their pension plans and cut benefits for future employees, the state’s most generous retirement plan survived completely unscathed — the pensions for judges. The 351 ...

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Law digest: 3/7/11

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Administrative Law, Judicial review: Meaningful judicial review was possible where the Board of Appeals summarized substantial evidence in support of its conclusory findings that the variance applicants had failed to establish that their proposed development would ...

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Chevron fined $8 billion in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador — An Ecuadorean judge ruled Monday that Chevron Corp. was responsible for oil contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador’s northern jungle. The plaintiffs’ attorney says the company was fined $8 billion. Chevron confirmed the ruling but not ...

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