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Tag Archives: Law

Case Digest: 12/27/10 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Professional Responsibility Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction, where the attorney misrepresented that he initiated lawsuits on behalf of clients, made inappropriate transfers of client funds, and misused clients’ funds held in the firm’s escrow account ...

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Law, technology to inform Maryland redistricting

WASHINGTON — It could drastically alter election results and affect who runs for public office. No, it’s not voting or a scandal. It’s redistricting. And the practice that occurs after each decennial census is getting a few updates in Maryland ...

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Court of Special Appeals upholds use of strip searches (access required)

Police need very little beyond their own suspicion to expand a valid search incident to arrest into a full strip search, Maryland’s second-highest court has held. The Court of Special Appeals explained why it held that a baggie full of ...

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Federal judge in Virginia declares Obama health care law unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge declared the foundation of President Barack Obama’s health care law unconstitutional Monday, ruling that the government cannot require Americans to purchase insurance. The case is expected to end up at the Supreme Court. U.S. ...

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Opinions: Maryland Court of Special Appeals (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Plea agreements: Where judge rejected binding plea agreement and then transferred defendant’s case to another judge for trial, second judge properly refused to reconsider the plea agreement because a defendant has no right to ...

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Opinions: Maryland Court of Appeals (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Civil Procedure, Contribution among joint tortfeasors: Physician defendant in wrongful death action, judgment against whom was reduced by a settlement entered into with a hospital, with an attendant release, was not entitled to further reduction by ...

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On the move, 12/6: Legal edition (access required)

Dennis M. Robinson Jr. has been named a partner in Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, effective Jan. 1. Business litigation is his focus; he has represented businesses in state and federal trial and appellate courts in a wide variety of complex ...

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