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By Colin Campbell and Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
A Virginia appeals court on Tuesday upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player found guilty in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love, in May 2010. George W. Huguely V's lawyers appealed his 2012 conviction in the murder of Love, 22, who was a member of the U.Va. women's lacrosse team and a native of Cockeysville. Love was found beaten in her apartment with the door kicked in just weeks before she was scheduled to graduate from U.Va.
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Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
In 2011, Prince George's County Del. Benjamin S. Barnes became a partner in one of the state's busiest workers' compensation firms. The lawmaker wrote a three-word disclosure in blue ink on his state ethics forms, and began working on legislation that made it easier for injured workers to win awards. As he sponsored or co-sponsored workers' compensation bills, his firm's founding partner brought in millions in workers' compensation claims over an 18-month period - raising questions about whether Barnes should be advocating for laws that could help his business.
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Tim Wheeler | February 24, 2014
Towson lawyer Jeffrey N. Pritzker filed Monday to seek the apparently uncontested Republican nomination for attorney general. Pritzker contended that Democratic incumbent Douglas F. Gansler has “dropped the ball” in failing to protect Marylanders' rights on several controversial issues.  He said the state's lawyer should have sued to reclaim taxpayer funds spent on the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange.  He also...
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By Michael Dresser | February 21, 2014
Supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler are asking a court to impose sanctions against Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and his running mate for failing to disclose earlier that they did not intend to raise money during the 90-day General Assembly session. Daniel M. Clements, the lawyer representing two Gansler backers in a suit that sought to bar Howard County Executive Ken Ulman from raising funds during the session, told the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court that it was "stunningly inappropriate" that Brown disclosed his ticket's intent to refrain from accepting donations before the session ends in a letter to the Washington Post.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
Richard R. Jackson Jr., a former partner in the Baltimore law firm that is now Ober/Kaler, where he practiced admiralty law for nearly 25 years, died Thursday of a heart attack at his Owings Mills home. He was 77. "Dick was a close friend. He was a wonderful, caring guy and a great admiralty lawyer, which is a specialized practice," said John A. Wolf, chairman of Ober/Kaler. "He was one of the hardest-working lawyers that I've ever met and a bit of a mentor to me, and a wonderful guiding light to young lawyers.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
Jacob D. "Jake" Hornstein, who practiced law in Baltimore for 67 years, died Feb. 8 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of severe brain trauma after a fall. He was 92. "He was a fine gentleman and was well-versed in the law. He was also very bright," said Sidney Schlachman, a partner in the firm of Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, who had known Mr. Hornstein for nearly 60 years. "He had a fine reputation with other attorneys, and anytime you can say he was a lawyer and a gentleman, that's saying something.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Mercedes C. Samborsky, a musician who changed careers later in life and became an attorney whose specialty was family law, died Jan. 31 of heart failure at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She was 84. "Mercedes was always very vigorous in representing all of her clients, and no one was more vigorous in representing the position of her clients. She was very hardworking," said retired Baltimore County Circuit Judge John F. Fader II. "She appeared before me on several occasions, and she was always vigilant to the needs of her clients.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Attorneys for a Naval Academy midshipman accused of sexually assaulting a classmate argued Monday that the academy's superintendent was pressured to prosecute the case — one of several claims the legal team is making in an effort to have the case dismissed. Midshipman Joshua Tate is awaiting trial on charges of aggravated sexual assault and making false statements, stemming from an alleged assault at an April 2012 off-campus party. The case has gained national attention, and at a motions hearing in military court at the Washington Navy Yard, Tate's attorneys said academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller was influenced by military and political pressure when he made the decision to prosecute the midshipman.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
Alonzo P. Hairston, a retired Baltimore lawyer who was one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died Jan. 30 of a blood clot at ManorCare Health Services in Overland, Kan. The former Original Northwood resident was 94. The son of the Rev. Robert F. Hairston Sr., founder and pastor of Refuge Baptist Church, and Arizona Clayton Hairston, a homemaker, Alonzo Paul Hairston was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating in 1938 from East High, he attended Bluefield State College in West Virginia on a boxing scholarship, and later West Virginia State University.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
An attorney for John R. Leopold told the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Wednesday that prosecutors in the former Anne Arundel county executive's 2013 misconduct case failed to prove that his actions — while salacious and perhaps unethical — amounted to a crime. Leopold, 71, was found guilty of two counts of misconduct in January 2013 and resigned days later, but he now wants those convictions overturned. If that effort fails, the Pasadena Republican is asking the court to at least strike down a provision of his sentence barring him from running for public office while he's serving a five-year probation.
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