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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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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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