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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Jan. 17, 2019

Court of Special Appeals Commercial Law, Four Cent Rule: The circuit court judgment correctly found that the “Four Cent Rule,” which was initially enacted in 1978 to address what was then perceived to be a serious problem involving the oversight ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Jan. 10, 2019

Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility, Indefinite suspension: Indefinite suspension with right to apply for reinstatement after six months was appropriate sanction for previously disbarred and reinstated attorney who violated Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct by, among other things, misrepresenting ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Jan. 3, 2019

Court of Appeals Civil Procedure, Statute of limitations: Since the licensing requirement of the Maryland Consumer Loan Law, Maryland Code, Commercial Law Article constitutes an “other specialty” within the meaning of §5-102(a)(6) of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article, actions ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Dec. 27, 2018

Court of Appeals Administrative Law, Implied consent law: Under the Maryland statute commonly known as the implied consent, administrative per se law, Md. Code Ann., Transp. (1977, 2012 Repl. Vol., 2018 Supp.) §16-205.1, which provides for the automatic suspension of ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 20, 2018

Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law, Summary decision: The administrative law judge did not err in granting summary decision dismissing a father’s administrative appeal of an indicated child neglect finding following the father’s guilty plea to a related criminal charge that ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 13, 2018

Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure, Search & seizure: Drug-detection dog’s alert to presence of drugs in defendant’s car was sufficient to establish probable cause to search car, even though dog did not provide final, trained alert that drugs were ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Nov. 29, 2018

Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law, Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights: Although the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights (“LEOBR”), codified in Maryland Code, Public Safety Article §§101-113, prohibits the use of the results of a polygraph examination as ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Nov. 22, 2018

Court of Special Appeals Negligence, Duty to warn: Where the wife of an employee who worked with an asbestos-containing product died due to malignant mesothelioma contracted after years of washing the employee’s dirty work clothes and her survivors and estate ...

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals and 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals – Feb. 15, 2018

Court of Appeals Constitutional Law, Confrontation Clause: Judgment of the Court of Special Appeals, which affirmed defendant’s conviction, reversed because, where trial court denied the defense the opportunity to cross-examine State’s witness as to his own pending criminal charges, defendant ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — June 30, 2016

Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law, Strict liability for liquor license violations: Where Liquor Board suspended tavern owner’s license due to violations of rules prohibiting indecent exposure and solicitation even though tavern owner had no actual or constructive knowledge of ...

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