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Law Digest — US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — March 19, 2020

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Civil Procedure; Standing: Where homeowners acknowledged that the closing fees for the purchase of their home were reasonable, their lawsuit against their real estate agents, which was filed several years after they ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — March 12, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Civil Procedure; Class action: Where individuals who had assigned structured settlement benefits filed a class action against the assignees of those benefits seeking civil damages on the ground that the assignments were the product of fraud ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Nov. 7, 2019

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law; Regulatory sanctions: The disciplinary sanctions imposed by the Maryland Securities Commissioner on an individual for over 1,000 violations of the Maryland Securities Act, including revocation of the individual’s investment adviser representative registration, permanent bar from ...

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Law Digest — U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — Oct. 17, 2019

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Immigration Law; Detention during withholding proceedings: Where deported aliens who returned to the United States and were subject to reinstated removal orders pursued withholding of removal based on fear of persecution in ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 12, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Inconsistent verdicts: Where indictment charged defendant with robbery, second-degree assault, and theft, and jury returned a guilty verdict on the robbery and theft charges and a not guilty verdict on the second-degree assault charge, ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 5, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Workers’ Compensation; Awards: The Workers’ Compensation Commission had the authority to reopen claimant’s award of permanent partial disability compensation and retroactively increase his rate of compensation because Section 9-736(a) of the Labor and Employment Article, the ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — June 27, 2019

Court of Appeals Criminal Law; Gross negligence manslaughter: Where defendant’s underlying act of distribution of heroin, which resulted in his buyer’s death from overdose, was inherently dangerous, the circumstances surrounding his sale—including that the victim was desperate for heroin, the victim ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — June 20, 2019

Court of Special Appeals Criminal Law; Restitution: In sentencing the defendant for convictions for threatening arson and possessing a firearm after a disqualifying conviction, the sentencing court did not err in ordering restitution of $2,400, representing first month’s rent and ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals — June 6, 2019

Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure; Sentencing: Where the defendant’s sentence was legal at the time that he filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence, the circuit court erred in granting the motion. State v. Bratt, No. 874, Sept. ...

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