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Same-sex marriage, lead paint top legal issues

Maryland will become the next state to permit same-sex couples to marry this year if Gov. Martin O’Malley’s new pledge of support for the legislation is worth at least the few Democratic House votes by which the measure fell short ...

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Court of Appeals removes statutory hurdle in lead paint cases

In a victory for lead-poisoning victims, Maryland’s top court Monday struck down as unconstitutional a statutory provision that immunized landlords of older properties from liability if they met state registration requirements and offered $17,000 payments for the medical expenses of ...

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Baltimore lead-paint lawyer disbarred after pilfering clients for personal gain

The state’s top court has disbarred a Baltimore lawyer for altering client files to make them less attractive to the firm he was working for so he could pick up the clients when he opened his own solo practice. In ...

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Lead paint litigation attorney escapes in woodworking shop

Peter Byrnes, an attorney with Bennett & Albright P.A. in Baltimore, focuses primarily on lead paint litigation in his practice. But when he needs an escape, he just goes down to the basement of his Millersville home to his woodworking shop. Now, family and friends come to him with projects, and Byrnes says as long as they provide the wood, he'll do the work for fun.

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Lead-paint lawsuit against housing authority dismissed

The courthouse doors are closed to an alleged victim of childhood lead-paint poisoning who failed to notify the Housing Authority of Baltimore City within 180 days after being diagnosed with an elevated blood lead level, a Maryland appeals court has ...

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Court of Appeals orders new lead-paint trial

The judge presiding over a lead-paint poisoning trial should not have told the jury that the tenant had a duty to keep the property “in a clean and sanitary condition,” Maryland’s highest court held Monday. The Court of Appeals ordered ...

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