Maryland

Constitutional Law

Murder defendant refuses judge’s order to wear Stun-Cuff at trial, misses opening statements

Court Security

Judge who ordered deputy to shock ‘rude’ pro se defendant has been taken off bench

Evidence

Dissent balks at top state court’s decision that shed DNA can be collected like fingerprints

Evidence

Defendant argues, to no avail, that robbery case should be dropped because he was then in jail

Criminal Justice

Ex-office manager of well-known law firm hopes to repay $423K of $600K prosecutors say she stole

Trials & Litigation

Johns Hopkins to pay $190M to settle case over gynecologist’s secret photos of patients during exams

Judiciary

Federal judge won’t repeat name of Washington NFL team; policy disclosed in a footnote

Education Law

School suspension of boy, 7, who chewed pastry into gun shape is upheld by hearing officer

Trials & Litigation

Former law student sues, says he dropped out, didn’t flunk out

Intellectual Property Law

Hershey’s candy sues state senator Hershey over his campaign signs

U.S. Supreme Court

Can Maryland tax income earned and taxed in another state? SCOTUS to decide

Criminal Justice

Hotline number for police complaints connected callers to chats with ‘hot ladies’

Animal Law

Osprey so far prevails in battle to build nest in front of traffic cam

Trials & Litigation

Case of lost painting offers lessons in auction law; will buyer get $43K for missing $21K artwork?

Animal Law

Pit-bull owners would get same legal protections as other dog owners under Maryland bill

Legislation & Lobbying

Lawmakers propose ‘Toaster Pastry Gun Freedom Act’ to stop school suspensions over imaginary weapons

Real Estate & Property Law

Art museum gets Renoir painting that woman said she bought for $7 at flea market, judge rules

Trials & Litigation

Judge OKs mistrial when juror won’t deliberate due to religious beliefs, schedules contempt hearing

Criminal Justice

Still a murder mystery: Who killed federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna?

Insurance Law

Museum seeks dismissal of woman’s claim to stolen Renoir