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Md. high court reinstates conviction in graduation eve murders

A divided Maryland high court Monday reinstated the first-degree murder conviction of a man who killed two Montgomery County teenagers on the eve of their high school graduation five years ago. In its 5-2 decision, the Court of Appeals overturned ...

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Maryland high court lifts attorneys’ diligence burden in fraudulent ballistics expert appeals

Attorneys no longer need to defend their failure to have unmasked Maryland’s former longtime ballistics expert as a fraud in their effort to get their convicted clients a new trial, the state’s top court has ruled.

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Hopkins doctor has expert witness’ liability protection, 4th Circuit holds

Expert witnesses in civil litigation cannot be sued based on their testimony even if it reflected not their true opinion but what those paying for their court appearance wanted them to say, a divided federal appeals court ruled Friday in ...

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