Maryland

Judiciary

Courthouse closed after bedbug is found in file room

Law Schools

Even higher-ranked law schools compete for transfer students, school officials say

Opening Statements

Wipe Out: New app helps people expunge their records

Legal Ethics

Judge who was ‘disrespectful’ to lawyer and ‘ridiculed’ defendant gets 5-day suspension

Trials & Litigation

Widow of author Tom Clancy battles lawyer over $6M in estate taxes

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