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Law digest – 4/16/15 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Civil Procedure, Personal jurisdiction: On remand of case from federal to state court, defendant was barred from moving to dismiss for insufficiency of service of process where a federal court summons was properly served on ...

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Law digest – 4/1/15 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Procedure, Consecutive sentences: Where defendant was given consecutive sentences for multiple convictions arising from the same armed robbery, Court of Special appeals properly affirmed circuit court’s imposition of consecutive sentences because, under CR §4-204, imposition ...

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Opinions – 4/1/15: Maryland Court of Appeals (access required)

Criminal Procedure Consecutive sentences  BOTTOM LINE: Where defendant was given consecutive sentences for multiple convictions arising from the same armed robbery, Court of Special appeals properly affirmed circuit court’s imposition of consecutive sentences because, under CR §4-204, imposition of separate ...

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Law digest – 3/5/15 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Law, Rule of Lenity: Where there were two overlapping, but not identical, criminal offenses prohibiting individuals previously convicted of certain drug-related crimes from possessing certain types of firearms, the prosecutor had discretion to charge the ...

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Opinions – 3/5/15: Maryland Court of Appeals (access required)

Criminal Law Rule of Lenity  BOTTOM LINE: Where there were two overlapping, but not identical, criminal offenses prohibiting individuals previously convicted of certain drug-related crimes from possessing certain types of firearms, the prosecutor had discretion to charge the defendant with ...

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Opinions – 2/26/15: Maryland Court of Special Appeals (access required)

Criminal Law Resisting arrest  BOTTOM LINE: Evidence was sufficient to support defendant’s conviction for resisting arrest where jury credited police officers’ testimony that, when arresting officers asked defendant to stand and place her hands behind her back, she refused and ...

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Law digest – 2/18/15 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Professional Responsibility, Indefinite suspension: Court of Appeals suspended indefinitely an attorney who did not protect a client’s claim from expiration as the statute of limitations, misrepresented the status of the claim to the client for five ...

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Law digest – 2/5/15 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Contract Law, Letters of intent: Letter of intent was enforceable as a binding contract because the plain language of the letter demonstrated that the parties intended to be bound and it expressed definite agreement on all ...

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