The overturning of a lead-paint verdict that stated the process of seizing a city agency’s vehicles tops the list of most-read legal affairs stories of the week. The list also includes a lawsuit filed by security guards who allege they ...Read More »
The $2.5 million lead-paint verdict that spurred a move to seize and auction vehicles owned by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City was reversed on appeal Thursday afternoon. The Court of Special Appeals said the case should never have gone ...Read More »
The bitter legal feud over unpaid damages for lead-paint poisoning victims by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City is heating up. Wednesday, attorneys for two plaintiffs filed a motion in Baltimore City Circuit Court claiming the HABC was “attempting to ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Administrative Law, LEOBR statute of limitations: After law enforcement officer knowingly made a material false statement during an investigation of prior misconduct, law enforcement agency had one year from the day the false statement came to ...
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Civil Rights Fair Housing Amendments Act BOTTOM LINE: During mediation of dispute between disabled tenant and building management company, management company could not have violated Maryland Code, Article 49B §22(a)(9) by holding mediation meeting in a wheelchair-inaccessible location because tenant ...Read More »
Civil Procedure Declaratory judgment BOTTOM LINE: Because of the pending criminal trial against defendant in the district court, the circuit court lacked jurisdiction to issue a declaratory judgment. CASE: Vargas-Aguila v. State, No. 1638, Sept. Term, 2010 (filed Dec. 2, ...Read More »
MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Civil Procedure, Declaratory judgment: Because of the pending criminal trial against defendant in the district court, the circuit court lacked jurisdiction to issue a declaratory judgment. Vargas-Aguila v. State, No. 1638, Sept. Term, 2010. RecordFax ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals dominates the most-read legal affairs stories of the week — and only one story is related to an opinion. Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed a new judge to Maryland’s top court, which also took the rare step ...
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Gov. Martin O’Malley on Thursday named Robert N. “Bob” McDonald to Maryland’s highest court, succeeding Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr., who stepped down from the Court of Appeals in September. O’Malley also elevated Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Stuart Ross ...
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Maryland’s highest court has withdrawn a decision it took nearly three years to issue — which, in turn, erased the murder conviction the Oct. 25 decision had revived. Monday’s one-sentence order offered little explanation for the court’s rare step, saying ...Read More »