Tag Archives: preponderance of the evidence

Bill to expand protective orders to acquaintances draws fire in Md. Senate

Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – A bill to enable alleged victims of sexual assault to seek protective court orders against acquaintances who allegedly attacked them drew fire from Senate opponents Thursday as an improper and possibly unconstitutional expansion of a law intended to ...

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Md. court sets preponderance test for sex-offender registry

The Court of  Appeals building.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Whether a victim of human trafficking was a minor must be proven and not presumed in order for the convicted trafficker’s name to be placed on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry, the state’s second-highest court has ruled in keeping an ...

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Md. high court sets burden in whistleblower defamation claims at ‘preponderance of evidence’

The Courts of Appeal builiding in Annapolis. (File)

Private individuals alleging to have been defamed in an internal state investigation must prove their claim by a preponderance of the evidence, a divided Maryland high court has ruled.

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