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Md. high court rejects bank’s pursuit of mortgage reformation

“Here, we unequivocally hold that, despite the circumstance – and our recognition – that jury nullification sometimes occurs, jury nullification is not authorized in Maryland and a jury does not have the right to engage in jury nullification,” Judge Shirley M. Watts wrote for the high court majority. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The Court of Appeals rejected a second attempt to reform a mortgage and foreclose on a Cockeysville couple’s property Monday, finding the bank trustee was barred by claim and issue preclusion from bringing the second lawsuit. The Court of Appeals affirmed a ...

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REGINALD STEPHONE TUCKER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Appellant filed a petition for a writ of actual innocence and requested a hearing. Appellant asserted that the court improperly instructed the jury as to the mens rea required for the crime of attempted murder. The court denied appellant’s petition without a hearing. Appellant presents one issue: Whether the lower court erred by failing to grant a hearing on the merits.

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BACK RIVER, LLC, ET AL. v. BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND, ET AL.

Years after being denied a variance for noncompliance with setback requirements, Sprint filed a petition for special hearing, asserting a new legal theory under which the existing tower was actually in compliance with the setback regulations. An ALJ ruled otherwise and also held that the new petition was barred under the doctrine of res judicata.

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