Two Md. Sears stores among 20 to be closed

Sears is closing stores in Hagerstown and Cockeysville in a new round of 20 closures as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. Real estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 real estate properties, confirmed the closings— 18 Sears stores and two Kmart stores — in a government filing Friday. The two Maryland …

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Experts: Lawyers can’t dismiss emojis as frivolous clutter

Don’t be surprised if the relevance and meaning of a smiley face emoji becomes the subject of debate in a courtroom near you. Emojis have become the true punctuation marks of today’s electronic communications. And since emojis bear directly on the intent of the sender as well as what could reasonably be understood by the …

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Baltimore businesses can’t sit on sidelines as workers fear deportation, union official says

Jaime Contreras, who heads the local 32BJ Service Employees International Union, said the increase in deportations by President Donald Trump’s administration is causing immigrant workers to live in fear.

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SEAN T. TURKOT v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Defense of others On January 4, 2015, Edward Hayden was reported missing. After Sean Turkot confessed that he and a friend killed Hayden, the authorities found his body in the Susquehanna River north of Havre de Grace, wrapped in tarps, with his hands and feet bound by duct tape. …

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CLINTON CORDELL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — First-degree assault A jury in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County convicted Clinton Cordell, the appellant, of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and false imprisonment of his former girlfriend. The court sentenced the appellant to ten years for assault and a concurrent ten years for false imprisonment. The …

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KIRK ALBERTSON v. EDWARD SCHERL

Torts — Malicious prosecution — Probable cause to support charges Appellant, Kirk Albertson, filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Talbot County, Maryland, alleging four counts of malicious prosecution against appellee, Edward Scherl, in relation to criminal charges against Albertson, the subject of which we considered in our reported opinion, Albertson v. State, 212 …

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ANTWINE DWAYNE SNOWDEN v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — First-degree murder Appellant, Antwine Dwayne Snowden, was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Frederick County of first degree murder. The court sentenced him to life imprisonment. On appeal, appellant presents the following questions for our review: 1. Did the circuit court abuse its discretion …

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