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Tag Archives: Judge Sally D. Adkins

Top court OKs termination of parental rights while CINA appeal was underway

Judges can permanently strip parents of their rights to their children even while the parents are appealing an order in the underlying foster-care case, Maryland’s top court ruled Tuesday.

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Justice (still) delayed at Court of Appeals

Another year has passed, and convicted criminals Kevin C. Alston, Tony Lamont Haile and Jaron Tyree Grade are still waiting for word from Maryland’s top court.

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Cutting, pasting signature draws reprimand for attorney

Maryland’s top court has reprimanded an attorney who copied opposing counsel’s signature from a document she had revised, then pasted it on his original version and filed it without her permission. Dana Andrew Paul had a poor working relationship with ...

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Court of Appeals: Part-time residents entitled to disability benefits

Megan Cathey, 33, spends two weeks a month at her father’s home in Sykesville and a little more than that with her mother in New Jersey. In the past, that’s meant Cathey, a developmentally disabled adult, was not considered a ...

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Court of Appeals hears arguments on Baltimore City Paper defamation case

ANNAPOLIS – The Baltimore City Paper abused its privilege to report fairly and accurately on a double murder trial when it published articles implicating a former nightclub owner in the slayings — though he was never charged in the crime, ...

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Face-off over Maryland sex offender registration law

ANNAPOLIS — The former state public defender and an assistant attorney general clashed before Maryland’s top court Wednesday over whether a person who committed child sexual abuse in 1996 was validly required to register as a sex offender under the ...

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Court of Appeals orders new lead-paint trial

The judge presiding over a lead-paint poisoning trial should not have told the jury that the tenant had a duty to keep the property “in a clean and sanitary condition,” Maryland’s highest court held Monday. The Court of Appeals ordered ...

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