Contract Law, Arbitration: The Arbitration Board was the proper forum to resolve fee dispute between attorney and client. Fireison v. Alkire, No. 1288 Sept. Term, 2009. Estates & Trusts, Constructive trusts: The trial judge did not err in granting a ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Torts, Qualified immunity: Qualified immunity does not extend to an officer who was not “in pursuit” when his car struck another vehicle, injuring plaintiffs. Schreyer v. Chaplain, No. 121 Sept. Term, 2008. COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Appointed counsel: Although the juvenile judge was correct in appointing outside counsel to resolve potential conflict, she abused her discretion in summarily precluding all Office of the Public Defender staff from representing defendant. In ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS: Criminal Law, Reckless endangerment: Indictments of defendants for reckless endangerment were legally sufficient where the conduct charged was a failure to aid a dying boy in defendants’ custody and care. State v. Kanavy, et al., No. ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Environmental Law, ‘Occurrence’ under LGTCA: Plaintiff’s causes of action constituted individual claim arising out of single occurrence because defendant’s negligent polluting of plaintiff’s property occurred systematically and in regular intervals over time. Professional Responsibility, Public reprimand: ...
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