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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — April 11, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure; Taxpayer standing: Trial court properly granted motion to dismiss where plaintiff taxpayers failed to allege facts sufficient to establish taxpayer standing to maintain challenge to comprehensive rezoning and zoning map because they failed to ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — April 4, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure; Standing: Judgment of the Court of Special Appeals, which affirmed summary judgment against taxpayers in suit against Baltimore County, reversed because, where taxpayers established a reasonable likelihood of potential pecuniary harm derivative of waste ...

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Law Digest — 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals — March 28, 2019

4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Evidence; Authentication: Officer’s testimony regarding informant’s out-of-court statement was not hearsay because it was not offered for its truth and district court did not abuse its discretion in determining that photos taken by officer ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals, 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals — March 21, 2019

Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Ineffective assistance of counsel: While the failure of the defendant’s trial counsel to contact a potential alibi witness constituted deficient performance under the standard set forth in Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668 (1984), the ...

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Law Digest — 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — Feb. 28, 2019

4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Search & seizure: Judgment of the district court convicting defendant of child pornography, among other things, vacated because, where police seized defendant’s cell phone and did not obtain a warrant until 31 ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Feb. 14, 2019

Court of Special Appeals Civil Procedure; Appellate jurisdiction: Where purchaser of real property acquired rights in the property at a foreclosure sale, but paid a higher price because of the enhanced value attributable to the improvements that it had made, appeal ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Feb. 7, 2019

Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility, Disbarment: Court of Appeals disbarred lawyer who engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice by failing to keep client reasonably informed about the status of client’s matter, failing to respond to client’s repeated ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Jan. 31, 2019

Court of Appeals Administrative Law, Quasi-judicial act: Because a city council’s decision denying a developer’s application to amend the General Development Plan for an area located within the city was reached on individual grounds involving one parcel of land through a ...

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Law Digest — 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — Jan. 24, 2019

  4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure, Sentencing: Defendant’s sentence vacated and remanded for resentencing because district court failed to consider defendant’s arguments for a lower sentence. United States of America v. Carl Javan Ross, No. 17-4242. Evidence, ...

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