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443 ABA Journal Maryland articles.

Citing show-cause order against Reed Smith partner, judge allows firm to withdraw from case

A federal judge in Maryland is allowing four Reed Smith lawyers to withdraw from the representation of former Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby because of possible contempt proceedings against one of them.

Reed Smith asks to drop representation of former Baltimore state’s attorney after judge threatens sanctions

Four lawyers from Reed Smith are asking a judge to allow them to withdraw from the representation of former Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby after a judge threatened sanctions against a law firm partner for violating local court rules.

Former CFO of Girardi Keese is arrested for alleged $10M ‘side fraud’ scheme

Updated: The former chief financial officer of bankrupt Los Angeles law firm Girardi Keese has been arrested on a federal charge of wire fraud.

$7M adultery penalty in postnuptial agreement is valid, appeals court says

A wife’s agreement to stay in a marriage after her husband’s adultery was adequate consideration for a $7 million penalty against him in a postnuptial agreement for any subsequent extramarital romantic relationship, a state appeals court has ruled.

This federal judge called cops to report squeegee guys who gave him the finger, spat on his car

A federal judge overseeing a consent decree requiring police reform in Baltimore called police in that city Oct. 16 to report two hostile squeegee men working at an intersection in the Bolton Hill neighborhood in Baltimore.

Charges are dropped against Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ podcast fame after further DNA tests

Updated: Additional DNA testing has led prosecutors to drop charges against Adnan Syed, whose murder case was featured on the Serial podcast, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday.

Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ podcast fame released to home detention after judge vacates murder conviction

A Baltimore judge has vacated the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, whose case was featured on the Serial podcast, after Baltimore prosecutors said the defense was never given information about two “alternative suspects.”

‘Alternative suspects,’ unreliable evidence support new trial for Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ podcast fame, prosecutors say

Baltimore prosecutors are asking a judge to vacate the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, whose case was featured on the Serial podcast.

Meet M. Evan Corcoran, a former BigLaw partner who now represents Trump

One of the lawyers representing former President Donald Trump in his documents battle with the federal government is M. Evan Corcoran, a former partner at Wiley Rein, who once took about six years off from practicing law.

Armed man accused of threatening Kavanaugh is arrested near justice’s home

Updated: A man with a gun and zip ties was arrested early Wednesday near the Maryland home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to court documents.

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.

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