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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 2, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Bifurcation of trials: In the defendant’s criminal trial, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying the defendant’s motion to bifurcate the charge of possession of a regulated firearm by a prohibited ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals, US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — June 25, 2020

  Maryland Court of Special Appeals Family Law; Discovery sanctions: In a child custody case, the circuit court erred by precluding the mother from presenting evidence as a discovery sanction without first considering whether that evidence was relevant to the ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — May 28, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Evidence; Authentication: At the defendant’s trial for attempted robbery and related offenses, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting Facebook-related evidence where there was sufficient circumstantial evidence under Maryland Rule 5-901(b)(4) for a ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — May 21, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Labor & Employment; Disability benefits: Under the Baltimore City Fire and Police Employees’ Retirement System compensation statute, which states that qualified employees are potentially eligible for either a higher level of line-of-duty level of benefits if ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — May 14, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Administrative Law; Exhaustion of administrative remedies: Where a company asserted an unconstitutional taking of its property arising from the application of a zoning regulation, the company was required to exhaust its administrative remedies by submitting all ...

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Law Digest — US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — March 19, 2020

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Civil Procedure; Standing: Where homeowners acknowledged that the closing fees for the purchase of their home were reasonable, their lawsuit against their real estate agents, which was filed several years after they ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — March 12, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure; Class action: Where individuals who had assigned structured settlement benefits filed a class action against the assignees of those benefits seeking civil damages on the ground that the assignments were the product of fraud ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Nov. 7, 2019

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law; Regulatory sanctions: The disciplinary sanctions imposed by the Maryland Securities Commissioner on an individual for over 1,000 violations of the Maryland Securities Act, including revocation of the individual’s investment adviser representative registration, permanent bar from ...

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Law Digest — U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — Oct. 17, 2019

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Immigration Law; Detention during withholding proceedings: Where deported aliens who returned to the United States and were subject to reinstated removal orders pursued withholding of removal based on fear of persecution in ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 12, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Inconsistent verdicts: Where indictment charged defendant with robbery, second-degree assault, and theft, and jury returned a guilty verdict on the robbery and theft charges and a not guilty verdict on the second-degree assault charge, ...

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