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Hogan names 5 to PG County District Court bench

In approving the proposal to amend Rule 702, the advisory committee was blunt in its criticism of federal courts for not adhering to the previous iteration of the rule.

Gov. Larry Hogan appointed five individuals to the Prince George’s County District Court bench Monday. Wennesa Bell Snoddy, John Anthony Bielec, Dolores Dorsainvil, LaKeecia Reneé Allen and Stacey Maria Cobb Smith were named to vacancies after being recommended by the county’s ...

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Jury finds doctor negligent in treatment of pregnant woman

At Donta Newton’s trial, his lawyer believed permitting an alternate juror to attend the deliberations would help ensure against a mistrial, despite rule that requires a judge to excuse alternates when deliberations begin. But Newton was found guilty of attempted murder and given a life sentence; now, the Court of Appeals is considering whether his lawyer was ineffective. (Deposit stock image)

A Prince George’s County jury awarded $900,000 Tuesday to a couple whose unborn daughter died when a doctor failed to recognize a pregnancy complication. Marquita Cook and Jonathan Ramsey’s daughter, Journie, died in the womb at approximately 35 weeks in ...

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Court approves actions by Prince George’s council in Walmart zoning case

WalMart Layaway

The Court of Appeals held Tuesday that a Prince George’s County zoning authority was permitted to delegate preparation of a draft order to its staff attorney and properly exercised original jurisdiction in an exception and variance case. The decision will ...

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