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Law digest: 3/5/13

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Insurance, Uninsured/PIP coverage offset by workers’ compensation benefits: An insured’s benefits payable under uninsured motorist coverage and personal injury protection coverage “shall be reduced” to the extent that the insured recovered benefits under workers’ compensation and ...

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Opinions – 3/5/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Constitutional Law Professional speech doctrine  BOTTOM LINE: County ordinances, which required any person doing business as a “fortune teller” to obtain a business license and imposed fines for failure to do so, did not violate plaintiff’s First Amendment right to ...

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Law digest: 2/21/13

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Professional Responsibility, Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction where attorney violated Title 16 of the Maryland Rules and many of the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct, including those involving the mishandling and misappropriation of client ...

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Opinions 2/21/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Civil Procedure Arbitration under FINRA  BOTTOM LINE: A FINRA rule that allows “customers” of financial institutions to invoke mandatory arbitration did not cover individuals who purchased bonds indirectly, through a third-party broker, rather than directly from the financial institution during ...

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Opinions 2/21/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Corporations and Partnerships Piercing the corporate veil  BOTTOM LINE: The circuit court erred by finding defendant personally liable for the debts of the limited liability company solely owned by defendant, absent a finding of fraud. CASE: Serio v. Baystate Properties, ...

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Opinions – 2/21/13: Maryland Court of Appeals

Professional Responsibility Disbarment  BOTTOM LINE: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction where attorney violated Title 16 of the Maryland Rules and many of the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct, including those involving the mishandling and misappropriation of client funds. CASE: ...

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Law digest – 2/14/13

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Procedure, Sex offender registration: Under statute requiring lifetime registration for persons convicted of certain sex offenses, Maryland resident previously convicted of child sexual abuse and third-degree sexual offense was subject to lifetime registration as tier ...

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