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Tag Archives: Maryland Law COVID-19

Maryland court denies requests to release inmates, detainees

Maryland’s top court on Friday rejected requests from the state public defender’s office and civil rights groups to release low-level juvenile and adult inmates and detainees amid the coronavirus pandemic. The public defender’s office said in its petition to the ...

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Law firms bolster online resources to help clients with virus response

As Maryland businesses scramble to understand and respond to the legal implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Baltimore law firms are providing free online resources and services to help.  Firms say hundreds of people have listened to legal webinars or taken ...

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Stay-at-home order leaves appellate counsel generally unscathed

The Maryland governor’s stay-at-home order and court closings that have stunned the general populace and largely stymied trial attorneys have left appellate counsel largely unscathed, as their research, writing and argument preparation are generally accomplished indoors and in private. “In ...

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Brown and Swadow: Will insurers cover business interruption claims?

With all but essential businesses shuttered in Maryland, and with revenue streams drying up, executives throughout the state are now reading up on their commercial policies to see if they might be covered for the calamity that is COVID-19. A ...

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Lawyers, judges blast DOJ over lack of immigration court direction

While courts are largely closed as the coronavirus tears through the United States, most of the nation’s 68 immigration courts have remained open at the behest of the U.S. Department of Justice. The Trump administration has resisted calls from immigration ...

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