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Oct 14, 2011

Top 5: ‘[He] spent 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit’

The University of Baltimore School of Law received more funding from the university, while a title attorney received an immediate disbarment from the Court of Appeals. The Top 5 law stories of the week also includes advice on how to argue before the state’s top court, but it’s a lawsuit filed by a man who […]

Sep 30, 2011

Top 5: ‘He has permanent scarring’

Two multimillion-dollar lawsuits filed in Baltimore City are among the most-read legal affairs stories this week. One lawsuit alleges police misconduct, the other filed in response to a boy being attacked by the pit bull. But the top stories of the week were the opening of a corruption trial against a prominent state senator and […]

Sep 23, 2011

Top 5: ‘I think it’s outrageous’

Decisions from the Court of Appeals dominate the most-read law stories of the week. The state’s highest court overturned two shooting convictions while upholding a death sentence. It also held the state’s constitution prohibits active judges from being age 70 or older. Here are the Top 5 stories of the week. 1.  Court of Appeals […]

Sep 9, 2011

Top 5: ‘He betrayed people who trusted him’

Judicial applicants and guilty pleas dominated the most-read legal affairs stories of the week. The names of those applying for seats on the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals were announced, while a former bank vice president and nonprofit official pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million combined. Here are the Top […]

Sep 2, 2011

Top 5: ‘This is just a difficult time for Mr. Needleman’

The guilty plea of a prominent Baltimore criminal defense attorney was the most-read law story of the week. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Baltimore City police, a power outage in city circuit court and the start of the Court of Appeals’ new term round out the Top 5. 1. Needleman pleads guilty to […]

Aug 5, 2011

Top 5: ‘No money today’

The resignation of Phillip J. Closius as dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law and subsequent fallout dominated The Daily Record’s law stories for the week. But stories about an untimely closure of a new courthouse in Rockville and a lawyer disbarred  Those stories and more in this week Top 5. 1. Closius […]

Mar 11, 2011

Top 5: Snowmageddon and same-sex marriage

Bylines from Steve Lash bookend this week’s Top 5 most-read stories by The Daily Record’s legal affairs team. Dispatches from Danny Jacobs — including a post for this blog — hold down the other three slots. Lash’s account Friday of the House of Delegates sending the same-sex marriage bill back to committee made the list […]

Mar 4, 2011

Top 5: ‘There has to be a change’

With Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill moving through the House of Delegates, there has been much news from Annapolis this week. But there was also news from Baltimore, as legal affairs reporter Brendan Kearney reported that the city has spent more than $800,000 settling police misconduct cases so far in 2011. Those stories and more in […]

Feb 18, 2011

Top 5: Comparative fault, Hopkins and UB and the LSAT

In Monday’s Maryland Lawyer this week, legal affairs reporter Danny Jacobs looked into the LSAT exam; he was also there as Johns Hopkins and the University of Baltimore School of Law announced a new partnership. Those stories and more made it to this week’s top 5: 1. Md. bill would block any shift to comparative […]

Feb 11, 2011

Top 5: The long reach of the Madoff Ponzi scheme

Gregg L. Bernstein, the new Baltimore City State’s Attorney, has trumpeted big plans for changes to that office — and Daily Record readers are very interested, judging by this week’s most-read story reported by our legal affairs team. Brendan Kearney’s byline ran on the Bernstein story and three of this week’s Top 5, but not […]

Jan 7, 2011

Top 5: Orphan’s Court, Bernstein sworn in and handgun laws

With the new year came the swearing in of Baltimore City’s new state’s attorney, Gregg Bernstein, whose ceremony was attended by many. Another major story this week was a ruling on handgun laws. It’s all in this week’s top 5 staff law stories: 1. O’Malley declines to seat elected Baltimore Orphans’ Court judge – by […]

Jan 7, 2011

Top 5: Burke’s closes, Grand Prix TV deal and Restaurant Week

The Daily Record welcomed reporter Rachel Bernstein to our business staff this week, who wasted no time churning out stories for the paper–two of which made this week’s top 5 staff business stories. Other stories that made it included an iconic Baltimore cafe’s closing and more bad news for the Hollywood Casino Perryville. Here they […]

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