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Attorney sanctions fell last year despite rise in number of lawyers

The number of Maryland attorneys who received disciplinary sanctions during the last fiscal year fell to average levels after surging in fiscal 2015, according to the Attorney Grievance Commission. After the number of disbarred attorneys rose almost 70 percent from ...

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ABA asks free-speech forum to tone down report on Trump

When the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law, a network of media lawyers, commissioned a report on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s history of suing those who criticize him, the bar association responded by refusing to publish the resulting ...

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Symposium panelists consider merits of judicial elections

The question of whether Maryland’s system of subjecting circuit court judges to contested elections is the best way to ensure the quality and diversity of the bench has been hotly debated for decades. And while contested elections may have rightfully ...

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Maryland Insurance Administration defeats pay discrimination lawsuit

The Maryland Insurance Administration has defeated a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming the agency paid female investigators less than male employees with the same job. Senior U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz granted summary judgment in ...

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