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Bankruptcy judgment entered after ‘astonishing’ discovery violations (access required)

A couple accused of running mortgage fraud schemes committed such “astonishing” discovery violations that the sanction imposed by a federal judge last week was a final judgment in the case. Vincent L. Abell, his wife, Marta Bertola, and their company, ...

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Did the lower court act without authority when it set aside [a]ppellees’ convictions, permitted them to withdraw from their binding plea agreements and dismissed their indictments for the State’s technical violation of a scheduling order

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Top court weighs sanction in foreclosure docs case (access required)

Attorney Thomas P. Dore should be reprimanded rather than suspended for authorizing employees to sign his name on more than 100 foreclosure-related affidavits, because of the steps he took to correct and mitigate his serious ethical lapse, Dore’s lawyer told Maryland’s top court Wednesday.

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Moody’s may downgrade Penn State’s credit

NEW YORK — Moody’s Investors Service said Monday it may cut its rating on Penn State’s credit as the university deals with the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse case and sanctions against the school’s football team. The agency ...

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Top 5: ‘Let’s give it a shot in Baltimore’ (access required)

The Court of Special Appeals’ decision to reverse much of a $150 million jury verdict against Exxon Mobil kicks off the list of the most-read law stories of the week. Also making the list is Maryland’s decision to join the ...

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