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The Chief Judge's First YearMaryland's top court is "right on target" to achieve its goal of deciding by Aug. 31 all of the 127 cases it has heard since its term started in September, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera said.
Doctor Accused Of Molesting Patients Wants Md.'s Highest Court To Reinstate His LicenseA Frederick County physician who was accused of molesting female patients is asking the state's highest court to hear his case for reinstatement of his license.
Md. Renews Fight Vs. Rural Allegany Homes ProjectThe Maryland Department of Planning is renewing its objection to a proposed housing development in rural Allegany County that led to a landmark state Court of Appeals ruling in 2008.
Supreme Court Won't Hear Md. Immigration CaseThe U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to hear a Frederick County immigration enforcement dispute.
Bail Counsel Requirement Delayed Until JuneMaryland's highest court says courts statewide won't have to guarantee a lawyer at every bail hearing until June at the earliest.
Md. High Court Sides With Ground Rent HoldersMaryland's highest court has struck down a key piece of ground-rent reforms enacted by lawmakers in 2007, siding with ground rent holders in a lawsuit against the state.
Md. Senate Advances Dog Bite Liability MeasureMaryland's Senate has advanced a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect any owner who didn't know a dog was dangerous.
Md. Judiciary Recommends Bail Hearings On Weekends & Holidays OnlyMaryland's judiciary is proposing that court commissioners should set bail for criminal defendants only on weekends and holidays.
20 Baltimore County Households Settle Lawsuit Over Exxon Gas Station LeakAbout 20 households affected by a leak at a Jacksonville gas station in 2006 have settled their lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp.
Over A Dozen Convicted Murderers Released From Prison On TechnicalityMore than a dozen convicted killers are released from prison on a technicality, and dozens more could follow.
Md. Court Upholds Contributory Negligence LawMaryland's highest court has upheld a law that prevents someone from recovering damages in a lawsuit if they are found to be partly at fault.
Gov. O'Malley Appoints First Ever Woman Chief JudgeUnprecedented changes in the making for Maryland's highest court. The Maryland Court of Appeals is in line to get its first woman Chief Judge.
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