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Opinions – 6/25/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Criminal Law Money laundering BOTTOM LINE: Defendant’s money laundering convictions arising from transactions in which he simply paid “essential expenses” of his underlying fraud were reversed, because an individual cannot be convicted of money laundering for paying the essential expenses ...

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Law digest: 6/18/12

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Post-Conviction Procedure Act: Defense counsel’s failure to object to the advisory nature of the trial judge’s jury instructions at defendant’s trial did not amount to deficient representation, and the lack of objection to the ...

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Law digest: 6/4/12

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Maryland Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act: Because the “listening post” where the law enforcement officers first heard communications intercepted from defendant’s cell phone was within the geographical jurisdiction of the circuit court issuing the ...

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Law digest: 5/29/12

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Alternative Dispute Resolution, Statute of limitations: While non-binding arbitration, mandated by an employment contract, may have constituted a condition precedent to litigation, pursuing arbitration neither postponed the accrual of the underlying breach of contract claims, nor ...

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