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Opinions – 11/21/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Civil rights Qualified Immunity  BOTTOM LINE: Police officers were not entitled to qualified immunity from plaintiff’s claims of excessive force arising from incident in which officers shot and injured plaintiff while plaintiff was standing at the threshold of his home ...

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Law Digest: 11/13/13

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Failure to appear for appeal: Circuit court abused its discretion when, based solely on secondhand information from an unidentified source indicating that an incarcerated defendant refused to be transported to court from the correctional ...

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Opinions-11/13/13: Maryland Court of Appeals

Criminal Procedure Failure to appear for appeal BOTTOM LINE: Circuit court abused its discretion when, based solely on secondhand information from an unidentified source indicating that an incarcerated defendant refused to be transported to court from the correctional facility, it ...

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Law Digest:11/6/13

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Civil Procedure, Attorney’s fees: Attorneys’ fees are “incurred” within the meaning of Maryland Rule 1-341 when the services are rendered; therefore, defendant to whom the court awarded attorney’s fees resulting from frivolous lawsuit was entitled to ...

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Opinions-11/6/13: U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Bankruptcy Law Inheritance as part of estate  BOTTOM LINE: An inheritance that postdated debtor’s Chapter 13 petition by more than 180 days was properly included in the debtor’s bankruptcy estate, because the plain language of the statute blocked debtors from ...

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Opinions – 10/31/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Contract Law Prenuptial agreements BOTTOM LINE: Prenuptial agreement which listed most of husband’s assets but not their value and which omitted mention of husband’s retirement account valued at small percentage of husband’s total assets was valid and enforceable because wife ...

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