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Aug 29, 2012

WikiLeaks judge weighs evidence request

FORT MEADE — Military prosecutors argued Wednesday for the right to present evidence of other misconduct by an Army private charged with a massive leak of classified information to the website WikiLeaks. Prosecutors say Pfc. Bradley Manning received “corrective training” from a platoon sergeant in 2008 after preparing a video for his family in which […]

Aug 24, 2012

On pro se litigants

Our system is not perfect, but it is unbelievably impressive in many ways. This, I think, is one of them. ...

Aug 15, 2012

Judge fines N.Y. man suing Facebook over letter

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A federal judge has again ordered a New York man who’s suing for part ownership of Facebook to turn over a letter from a previous lawyer to the social media company’s attorneys. The judge in Buffalo also fined Paul Ceglia and his current lawyer, Dean Boland, $1,000 each for not producing the […]

Aug 9, 2012

Court appearance matters

Given the heat, it is certainly more of a burden than normal to go to court wearing a suit and tie. It is, however, one worth undertaking ...

Aug 8, 2012

Judge approves sale of RG Steel facilities

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware judge has approved the sale of two Ohio facilities owned by bankrupt steelmaker RG Steel LLC. The judge on Wednesday approved the sale of RG Steel’s Mingo Junction and Martins Ferry facilities for $22 million. A hearing on the sales of other RG Steel assets, including the Sparrows Point steel […]

Jul 31, 2012

Federal judge lets action against payday lender proceed

A federal judge in Baltimore won’t step into a dispute between the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation and an online payday lender claiming tribal sovereign immunity.

Jul 27, 2012

‘Smart Chicken’ trademark lawsuit against Perdue continues

LINCOLN, Neb. — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Nebraska company to protect its “Smart Chicken” and other trademarks. The Lincoln Journal Star says Tecumseh Poultry, also known as MBA Poultry, sued a Salisbury company earlier this year. The lawsuit alleges that Perdue Holdings Inc. and Perdue Farms Inc. […]

Jul 25, 2012

Judge to hold hearing in August on Tribune challenge

A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware will hold a hearing next month to address appeals challenging his approval of the Tribune Co.’s reorganization plan. Judge Kevin Carey told attorneys on Wednesday that he will hold the hearing on Aug. 17. Separate appeals were filed this week by hedge fund Aurelius Capital Management and other creditors […]

Jul 19, 2012

Judge denies mini-casino’s injunction bid

An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge denied a Chesapeake Beach mini-casino’s preliminary injunction request Thursday, a decision that will force the parlor to shut down its electronic bingo operation.

Jul 18, 2012

Arundel judge will rule Thursday on casino case injunction

Citing the “arcane area of law” that is regulation of electronic bingo machines, an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge delayed his decision Wednesday in a preliminary injunction hearing that could allow a Chesapeake Beach mini-casino to stay open.

Jul 18, 2012

Retired Judge Alfred L. Brennan Sr., 83

Services will be held Thursday morning for Judge Alfred L. Brennan Sr., who retired from Baltimore County Circuit Court in 1998 but continued until recently to serve in its settlement court.

Jul 18, 2012

Finding the middle ground in child custody cases

Contested child custody cases can be short and sweet, long and contentious or somewhere in the middle. The majority of my cases fall in the “somewhere in the middle”...

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