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Law digest – 10/30/14

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Professional Responsibility, Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction for an attorney who accepted a retainer to perform legal work, abandoned the client without performing the work and without returning the fee, and failed to cooperate with ...

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Opinions – 10/30/14: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Constitutional Law Extradition  BOTTOM LINE: Minor clerical errors in documents supporting an extradition order issued against defendant were not sufficient to show that the documents were not, on their face, in order, and therefore did not invalidate the extradition order. ...

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Law digest – 10/22/14

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Civil Procedure, Demand for a jury trial: Checking the “jury demand” box on the case information report is not a proper demand for a jury trial, even where the case information report was filed with ...

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Law digest – 10/15/14

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure, Competence to stand trial: After defendant was granted a new trial on assault charges, the fact that his first trial had been delayed for four years while he was deemed incompetent to stand ...

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Law digest – 10/9/14

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Criminal Procedure, Double jeopardy: Trial court erred in imposing separate sentences on defendant for second degree rape, third degree sexual offense, and incest because, according to the principles of double jeopardy, the “required evidence” test ...

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Opinions – 10/9/14: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Civil Procedure Jurisdiction  BOTTOM LINE: In plaintiff’s action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. District Court retained jurisdiction over plaintiff’s related retaliation claim after dismissing her underlying discrimination claims as untimely because district court had subject ...

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Opinions – 10/9/14: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Criminal Procedure Double jeopardy  BOTTOM LINE: Trial court erred in imposing separate sentences on defendant for second degree rape, third degree sexual offense, and incest because, according to the principles of double jeopardy, the “required evidence” test mandated the merger ...

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