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Tag Archives: Law

Defense counsel’s duty to warn about … everything? (access required)

WASHINGTON — Last term’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky placed a constitutional duty upon defense attorneys to advise clients if a plea carries a risk of deportation. But now, state and federal courts are applying the ruling’s ...

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Justices weigh challenge to gender differences in immigration law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with issues of gender bias, judicial remedies and Congress’ power in an Equal Protection challenge to a law that makes it easier for a child of unmarried parents to obtain citizenship if ...

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St. Joseph’s settles False Claims suit by U.S. for $22M

St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay $22 million to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates over a 10-year period and, separately, billed federal benefit programs for “medically unnecessary stents.” MidAtlantic demanded and received ...

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Legal outsourcing: The future of law? (access required)

In response to the constant pressure to reduce legal costs, inside and outside counsel alike are exploring new means of providing greater value to their clients. One of the most intriguing trends is the concept of legal outsourcing. Legal outsourcing ...

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Opinions: Maryland Court of Special Appeals (access required)

Contract Law Arbitration BOTTOM LINE: The Arbitration Board was the proper forum to resolve fee dispute between attorney and client. CASE: Fireison v. Alkire, No. 1288 Sept. Term, 2009 (filed Oct. 5, 2010) (Judges Zarnoch, GRAEFF, and Moylan (retired, specially ...

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