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Nov 27, 2022

Md. high court will weigh constitutionality of cap in state tort claims

Maryland’s top court will consider whether the limit on damages in personal injury lawsuits against the state passes constitutional muster when the injured plaintiff’s costs far exceed the statutory cap.

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Apr 26, 2022

Md. high court tells 4th Circuit robbery is inherently violent

A man seeking a reduction of his enhanced, nearly five-year federal prison sentence for gun possession by a "violent" felon received no help from Maryland’s top court.

May 31, 2019

Appellate court reinstates Baltimore ‘300-foot rule’ for food trucks

Baltimore can resume enforcement of its proximity ban on food trucks that prevents them from operating near restaurants with similar cuisine after the Court of Special Appeals deemed the rule constitutional Thursday. The “300-foot rule” prohibits mobile vendors from setting up shop within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar establishment primarily engaged in selling similar products. […]

Mar 18, 2019

Trial begins in prosecutor’s suit over firing by Mosby

A Baltimore jury will decide if State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby violated the Maryland Constitution when she fired a line prosecutor who campaigned for her opponent in the 2014 election. Keri L. Borzilleri’s lawsuit against Mosby began in federal court in 2015. A U.S. District Court judge dismissed her First Amendment claims and the dismissal […]

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