Maryland Legal News

  • Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson has negotiated a land deal for the first slots parlor in the city. Sun columnist Jay Hancock blames the BDC for apparently making a mistake that necessitated the deal in the first place.
  • Horse-neglecting lawyer Hilton Silver doesn’t have to pay rescue costs for two horses he used to own since he was never convicted of animal cruelty against them, only against a third horse that had to be euthanized. Still, there’s this quote from prosecutor Adam Lippe: “Bad things happen to mean people.”
  • The Daily Record’s weekly round-up links to our own John Bratt writing about how he wiped the floor with a defense expert at deposition.
  • TDR tells Frank Conaway to get his office in order. HT: Baltimore Crime.
  • Not quite Maryland, but the “I couldn’t have been driving drunk because I was in the backseat receiving oral sex” personal injury lawsuit has wrapped up, with the plaintiff getting a $22,000 award from the guy with the sex excuse. Another defendant, who, despite what the sex guy claimed, does not even appear to have been in the car when it crashed, slept through parts of the trial. Had I been his attorney, I would have…I don’t know…woken him up.
  • Practicing family law can be dangerous.