Maryland’s top court ended its 2020-2021 session Tuesday having issued rulings upholding Baltimore’s billboard tax against a free-speech challenge, limiting the compensation available for a negligently killed pet over a heartfelt dissent for beloved dogs and rejecting the duress defense for a gangland murder, saying the threat of death goes with the violent lifestyle. The […]
Zoom is still booming, raising prospects that the video-conferencing service will be able to sustain its momentum, even as the easing pandemic lessens the need for virtual meetings.
Maryland’s top court Wednesday approved the expanded use of remote video participation in civil litigation — particularly in district court and pretrial proceedings — and not just during the pandemic-compelled court closures but for all time. By voice vote, the Court of Appeals adopted rules permitting preliminary evidentiary and non-evidentiary proceedings in district court to [&hel[...]