ABA Journal

Maryland

433 ABA Journal Maryland articles.

Lawyer disbarred for submitting more than $14K in false expense reports to firm he co-founded

Maryland’s highest court has disbarred a lawyer who allegedly squandered the second chance that he was given when his law firm first discovered that he had falsified an expense report. The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred lawyer Keith M. Bonner.

Judge orders new DNA tests in Adnan Syed murder case featured on ‘Serial’ podcast

A Baltimore judge has ordered new DNA testing of evidence in the murder case against Adnan Syed after his lawyer and Baltimore prosecutors supported additional tests.

Top state court questions ban on Maryland offices by out-of-state lawyers

The Maryland Court of Appeals has cited “considerable mitigating factors” in refusing to sanction a lawyer accused of maintaining an office in the state, even though she was licensed only in Washington, D.C.

These 2 judges are considered front-runners to replace Breyer; who else is getting mentioned?

Two judges are considered front-runners to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, but they aren’t the only contenders.

Top Baltimore prosecutor is indicted for allegedly lying to get money for Florida home purchases

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was indicted Thursday for allegedly committing perjury and filing false mortgage applications to buy two homes in Florida.

Ex-film industry lawyer gets prison time for blackmailing woman he met on ‘sugar daddies’ website

A fired top lawyer for the film industry has been sentenced to a year in prison for blackmailing and sexually abusing a woman he met through an online “sugar daddies” website.

As omicron COVID-19 cases surge, several courts pause jury trials

A California federal court said Wednesday it would suspend in-person jury trials following similar announcements by other state and federal courts amid the surge in omicron COVID-19 cases.

Defense attorney convicted in $1M federal money laundering case

A Baltimore defense attorney, who allegedly helped a longtime client and convicted drug trafficker funnel money through his law firm, has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Former homicide prosecutor is charged with subpoenaing phone records to stalk women

A former homicide prosecutor in Baltimore is accused in an 88-count indictment of using grand jury subpoenas and other investigative tools to obtain information that he used to stalk two former romantic partners.

Imposter lawyer who filed document in Cosby case wins reversal of his conviction

A federal appeals court has overturned the false statements conviction of a man who posed as a lawyer to file a document in civil litigation between actor Bill Cosby and sexual assault accuser Andrea Constand.

Former prisoner at CIA black sites is first person to describe torture there in open court

An Al-Qaida courier testified Thursday about beatings, waterboarding and other abuses that he endured at former CIA black sites for three years beginning in 2003.

Lawyer is disbarred after accusations of ‘pervasive incivility’ and ‘reckless indifference to the law’

A lawyer has been disbarred in Maryland following the same disposition in Virginia for rejecting settlement offers without a client’s consent and demonstrating “pervasive incivility.”

Retired prosecutor, disbarred for withholding evidence, says law practice is ‘a screwed-up obscenity’

A retired prosecutor in Maryland told the Baltimore Sun that he didn’t “give a damn” when the newspaper informed him that he had been disbarred for failing to disclose exculpatory evidence and making false statements about its content.

Family of Henrietta Lacks sues for nonconsensual use of her tissue sample and cell line

The estate of Henrietta Lacks has filed a lawsuit alleging that a biotechnology company is profiting from the unauthorized use of living tissue taken from the Black woman without her consent or knowledge in a 1951 operation for her cervical cancer.

Judge accused of eating evidence apparently kills himself before FBI agents enter home for arrest

A Maryland judge facing a federal charge of child exploitation apparently killed himself before FBI agents entered his home to arrest him Friday.

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