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Huntley v. Huntley, Maryland Court of Special Appeals

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals published an(other) important reminder about counter-complaints and ad damnum clauses this month.  In Huntley v. Huntley, available here, the Plaintiff filed a Complaint asking for, among other things, a monetary award, alimony, a portion of the marital share of the Defendant’s retirement benefits, and attorney’s fees.  The Defendant filed an Read More

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Fleet v. Fleet, 14-FM-391

The District of Columbia has a rich body of case law regarding domestic violence and Civil Protection Orders, with which any practitioner in the Domestic Violence Unit must be thoroughly familiar.  The Court issued another such decision on May 5, 2016, in the matter of Edmund Fleet v. Ericka Fleet – an appeal from cross-petitions Read More

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V.L. v. E. L.

The Supreme Court of the United States issued a per curiam opinion on March 7, 2016, tangentially related to family law, but mostly related to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution.  The Full Faith and Credit Clause requires states to acknowledge, enforce, and abide by orders of sibling states.   This Read More

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Jack Kevorkian Redux

  One of the unintended consequences of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision for the majority of the Supreme Court finding a constitutional right to marry, has been a renewed discussion of whether there is likewise a constitutional right to determine the timing of a person’s death.  Before his own death, Dr. Jack Kevorkian generated numerous headline Read More

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Christopher Locey Argues in the Court of Appeals

Yesterday, December 10, 2014, Christopher Locey argued in front of a panel at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals representing the appellant in Ivana Cerovic v. Dusko J. Stojkov, No. 14-FM-0100.  The oral argument was streamed live, and recorded copies are available from the Court of Appeals upon request.  View the full December 2014 Read More

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Maryland Rules 1-322.1 and 1-322.2

On Tuesday, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued a Rules Order related to the long-debated Rules 1-322.1 and 1-322.2.  As a result of the Rules Order, lawyers will not have to certify on pleadings that the pleading complies with Rule 1-322.1 – a rule that prohibits inclusion of certain private information on court filings. First, Read More

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Intra-Family Surveillance

The Supreme Court yesterday denied Mandamus in In Re Electronic Privacy Information Center, a case that would have challenged the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s order to Verizon to disclose local telephone calls to the National Security Agency.  See Order List here. This denial of Mandamus is not particular surprising.  But, the focus on government surveillance Read More

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Constitutional Right to Marry – Cross v. Baltimore City Police Department

Although monumental for same-sex couples, the recent Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor (available here) was narrower than might first appear.  The Court addressed only prohibitions on discrimination by the federal government; it left for another day the question of whether states can constitutionally prohibit same-sex marriage – that is, whether same-sex couples Read More

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J.J. v. B.A., No 11-FM-1309 (D.C. Ct. App. April 18, 2013)

The ever-expanding reach of the Domestic Violence Unit made a striking, but subtle, appearance in a recent opinion from the D.C. Court of Appeals – J.J. v. B.A., No 11-FM-1309 (D.C. Ct. App. April 18, 2013). The case’s main holding is interesting in and of itself – the parties had entered into a Consent Custody Read More

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In re: Adoption of Sean M

by R.S. Continuing on our theme of putative fathers objecting to adoptions (see yesterday’s post on Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl), on March 22, 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals decided a stepfather adoption case that reminds us of the importance of noting and meeting deadlines in our practice. See In re: Read More

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