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Tag Archives: Maryland District Court

Private bar may share bail work

Maryland District Court administrative judges would appoint private attorneys to represent defendants at initial bail hearings whenever the public defender’s office cannot provide the representation due to inadequate funding or staffing, under a proposal headed to the state’s top court.

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Top court gives speed-camera suit a red light

Despite being unpopular to the point of people taking bats and rocks to them, speed cameras in one Maryland county are not going anywhere after the Court of Appeals last week upheld the dismissal of a class action lawsuit that challenged their legality.

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Debt collectors settle with licensing board

Two debt-collection companies will pay a total of $1 million to Maryland to settle claims they violated federal and state laws requiring licensure and prohibiting the submission of false or misleading claims or affidavits in court. LVNV Funding LLC and ...

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Judges named in Baltimore, Prince George’s

Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed attorney Jeffrey M. Geller to the Baltimore City Circuit Court. Geller, a partner at Miles & Stockbridge PC in Towson, will succeed Judge Stuart R. Berger, whom O’Malley elevated to the intermediate Court of Special ...

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Top court to hear case challenging ACS’ cut of speed-camera revenue

Maryland’s top court has agreed to decide whether motorists can challenge Montgomery County’s speed-camera system, which is budgeted to bring in $10 million this fiscal year, on the grounds that it illegally gives the lead contractor a cut of the ...

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