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Opinions – 2/7/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Civil Procedure Default judgment BOTTOM LINE: Plaintiffs were entitled to a default judgment and damages against defendant where the notice of default was mailed to defendant’s “last known address,” as required by Rule 2-613(f), and where defendant had actual notice ...

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Opinions – 2/7/13: Maryland Court of Appeals

Administrative Law Maryland Public Information Act  BOTTOM LINE: The circuit court properly granted plaintiff’s request, pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, to inspect certain police records regarding claims of race-based motor vehicle stops and the handling of such claims, ...

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Law digest – 2/7/13

Administrative Law, Maryland Public Information Act: The circuit court properly granted plaintiff’s request, pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, to inspect certain police records regarding claims of race-based motor vehicle stops and the handling of such claims, provided that any information identifying particular individuals was redacted from the records. Maryland Department of State Police v. Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches, No. 41, September Term, 2010. RecordFax No. 13-0124-20, 20 pages.

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Opinions – 1/31/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

The circuit court did not abuse its discretion in granting defendant’s motion to transfer from Baltimore City to Baltimore County on the ground of forum non conveniens, where the the medical treatment in issue took place in the county and the decedent, his treating physician and the only witnesses named to date were, at all pertinent times, residents of the county.

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Opinions – 1/31/13: Maryland Court of Appeals

Where plaintiff filed a medical malpractice claim while appealing the grant of summary judgment on an identical claim, his second action was barred by res judicata, and the fact that the summary judgment ruling was later reversed does not change that analysis; in addition, appellant failed to preserve his claims by requesting appropriate stays, and there was no clear and convincing evidence of fraud, irregularity, or mistake in the lower court proceedings.

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Law digest – 1/24/13

Commercial Law, Ticket sales: If a ticket agency is authorized in writing by a licensed exhibitor to sell tickets as an agent of the exhibitor, the ticket agency is not required to be licensed by reason of exercising that authority, but may not charge more than the amount authorized in the licensing law. Bourgeois, et al. v. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., No. 8, Sept. Term 2012. RecordFax No. 13-0118-21, 46 pages.

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Opinions – 1/10/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Civil Procedure Statute of limitations  BOTTOM LINE: Plaintiffs’ lawsuit against insurer was barred by the statute of limitations because they failed to file it in Maryland within three years after their cause of action accrued; filing the suit in Pennsylvania ...

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