The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won’t stop a lawsuit by a southwestern Michigan road worker who complained about the conditions of a noisy, dirty job that he wanted.
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January 12, 2015 Comments Off on Justices appear to favor small church over sign law
At oral arguments Monday, liberal and conservative justices alike expressed misgivings with the Gilbert, Arizona, sign ordinance because it places more restrictions on the churches' temporary signs than those erected by political candidates, real estate agents and others.Read More »
July 22, 2012 Comments Off on Law digest – 7/23/12
COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Jury instructions: The circuit court erred by refusing to submit the charge of fourth-degree burglary to the jury, where the evidence was legally sufficient for defendant to be convicted of either third-degree burglary or ...
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July 15, 2012 Comments Off on Law digest – 7/16/12
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Post-conviction relief: Defendant was not entitled to post-conviction relief to re-litigate the allegation that the trial court erred by excluding expert testimony, because that issue had already been finally litigated and cases decided after ...
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February 26, 2012 Comments Off on Law digest: 2/27/12
MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Competency: Following the dismissal of felony charges because defendants remained incompetent after five years, their re-indictments on the same charges, as well as their continued confinement under criminal commitments based on such re-indictments, ...Read More »
February 26, 2012 Comments Off on Opinions – 2/27/12: Maryland Court of Appeals
Criminal Procedure Competency BOTTOM LINE: Following the dismissal of felony charges because defendants remained incompetent after five years, their re-indictments on the same charges, as well as their continued confinement under criminal commitments based on such re-indictments, violated CP §§3–106 ...Read More »
February 12, 2012 Comments Off on Opinions – 2/13/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Civil Procedure Offer of judgment BOTTOM LINE: In plaintiff’s lawsuit seeking unspecified actual damages from defendants for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Act, defendants’ offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil of Procedure 68, which offered plaintiff ...Read More »
January 29, 2012 Comments Off on Opinions – 1/30/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Insurance Determination of pre-disability earnings BOTTOM LINE: In calculating the amount of pre-disability pay to determine a physician’s eligibility for long-term disability benefits, the plan administrator reasonably deducted the same extraordinary and start-up costs the physician had deducted on his ...Read More »
January 27, 2012 Comments Off on Law digest – 1/30/12
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Telecommunications, PSC’s duty to ensure quality: The Public Service Commission acted within its discretion in approving an incentive-based Alternative Form of Regulation as part of a settlement of six complaints about Verizon’s telecommunications service; and the ...Read More »
November 27, 2011 Comments Off on Opinions – 11/28/11: U.S. District Court, Maryland
Labor & Employment Sex discrimination BOTTOM LINE: Where undisputed evidence indicated that a company had fewer than 15 employees at the time sex discrimination allegedly occurred, the company was not an “employer” for purposes of Title VII, and the employee’s ...Read More »