“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has settled the federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her south Alabama hometown over its sale of souvenirs featuring her name and the title of her book, court documents show.
Jim Astrachan apologizes for the condition of his three tomato plants. “I haven’t been able to water them over the weekend … so they don’t look too great,” Astrachan said recently, standing on a balcony outside his law office on East Redwood Street, 21 stories above downtown Baltimore.
Recent Maryland legislation will change the law affecting indemnity mortgages and indemnity deeds of trust (“IDOTs”) as well as refinancings in this state generally. Effective July 1, the new law raises the size of loan transactions involving IDOTs which are taxable when they are recorded from $1 million to $3 million, and it changes the way refinancings in Maryland are taxed.
Business lobbyists and plaintiffs’ attorneys battled before a Senate committee Tuesday over legislation that would codify Maryland’s longstanding court-made law that defendants cannot be held liable for damages if the plaintiffs’ negligence contributed at all to their injuries.
The Maryland Attorney General’s office is threatening a Supreme Court fight if the state’s top court does not reconsider its ruling in a recent income tax case.
As a member of the legendary funk band Parliament Funkadelic, Garry Marshall Shider — known professionally as “Diaper Man” for the loincloth he wore on stage — penned nearly 400 songs and sold millions of recordings before his death in 2010. But his widow says his business dealings with a music publishing company left him “destitute and desperately in need of money,” and she wants the [...]
David B. Rudow, member of Baltimore’s Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler LLC has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Baltimore Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year. Best Lawyers is known as the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as a Lawyer of the Year. Rudow also was included in the tax law and tr[...]
Criminal Procedure Criteria for continuance BOTTOM LINE: The trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendant’s continuance to obtain exculpatory evidence, because defendant did not meet his burden to show that he satisfied the criteria set forth in Jackson v. State, 214 Md. 454, 459 (1957). CASE: Davis v. State, No. 953, September […]
Administrative Law Civil commitment BOTTOM LINE: District court erred in rejecting government’s petition to commit defendant as “sexually dangerous person” under civil commitment provision of child protection statute, because record contained substantial evidence showing that defendant still had intense and recurrent sexual fantasies about children, and district court’s conclusion that def[...]