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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals, Court of Appeals — May 23, 2019

Court of Special Appeals Contract Law; Waiver of subrogation: Contractual waivers of subrogation do not shield a contracting party from third-party contribution and direct liability under the Maryland Uniform Contribution Among Joint-Tortfeasors Act. Gables Construction, Inc. v. Red Coats, Inc., ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — May 9, 2019

Court of Appeals Administrative Law; Land annexation: Based on its interpretation of the ambiguous language of Local Government Article §4-403(b)(2), stating that before an annexation resolution is introduced, the legislative body shall obtain consent from: (1) at least 25 percent ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — May 2, 2019

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Voir dire: Judgment of the Court of Special Appeals, which affirmed the judgment of the circuit court, reversed because trial court abused its discretion by asking compound “strong feelings” questions and refusing to ask ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — April 25, 2019

Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Post-conviction relief: Where client was convicted of one count of violating environmental regulations proscribing disposal of waste for each day on which the violation occurred, jury instruction that “every day on which a violation is ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — April 18, 2019

Court of Appeals Evidence; Marital communications: Text messages between wife and husband charged with abusing a child were not confidential and were properly admitted in the circuit court because, under the Family Law Article, Marylanders are required to report child ...

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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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