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MARTIN McCLAIN A/K/A MARTIN McLAIN v. STATE OF MARYLAND

1. Did the court abuse its discretion by qualifying a police officer as an expert in CDS identification, packaging, and sales when the officer had undergone no special training in that field and had never testified before as an expert? 2. Did the court plainly err by instructing the jury on “believable doubt” rather than reasonable doubt?

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GENA PEARSON, ET AL. v. THE ESTATE OF ROBERT LEE LYLES, JR., ET AL.

In a medical malpractice case, did the circuit court err in dismissing an informed consent claim based on ambiguity in the allegations? Did the court abuse its discretion by excluding expert testimony for failing to satisfy the causation requirement?

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Family can sue over man’s suicide after crash

The widow and children of a man who killed himself more than two years after sustaining multiple but not life-threatening injuries in an Elkton truck collision can pursue a $2 million wrongful-death claim against the company that owned the other vehicle, a U.S. District Court judge in Baltimore has ruled.

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Opinions – Maryland Court of Special Appeals: 3/28/11

Contracts Arbitration BOTTOM LINE: Trial court erred in granting petition to confirm arbitration award against three parties when only two parties were named in the award and the time limit for modification or correction of the award had expired. CASE: ...

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Best expert witness ever

Legendary comedian Soupy Sales died last week at the age of 83. Sales is perhaps best known as the master of the pie-in-the-face and estimated he had been hit more than 19,000 times, according to his obituary in The Washington ...

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Hot tubbing at trial

The term “hot tubbing” doesn’t just apply to time spent in a warm tub with a few of your closest friends anymore. It is also a way to present expert testimony at trial. According to a New York Times article ...

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