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Terms clarified for patents involving threat detection technology (access required)

Disputed terms such as “packet(s),” “configured to” and “proxy system” in a patent case involving threat detection computer technology were resolved after a hearing. Background These matters come to the court on eight disputed terms found in the asserted claims ...

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Decision on security clearance is beyond judicial review (access required)

Although the plaintiff alleged the Army’s decision to suspend him pending review of his security clearance was in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or ADEA and the Whistleblower ...

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Challenge to Maryland’s ballot signature policy fails (access required)

The Libertarian Party of Maryland’s challenge to the state’s requirement for placing a candidate on the ballot –  the signatures of 10,000 registered Maryland voters collected within two years of the filing date – was properly dismissed. As a matter ...

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Scope of search warrant was proper, supported by common sense (access required)

After officers observed a still-smoldering marijuana cigarette lying in an open trash can in the kitchen, a fair probability existed that further evidence of the defendant’s crime would be uncovered elsewhere in the house, thus supporting a warrant to search ...

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HUD landlord’s unlawful detainer claim dismissed (access required)

A subsidized housing landlord’s unlawful detainer action to evict a tenant is dismissed because the notices required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development were deficient. Further, the indigent tenant was not required to post an appeal bond ...

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Evidence incorrectly suppressed in child pornography case (access required)

The trial court erred by concluding that although the police lawfully acquired appellant’s portable hard drive, known to contain child pornography images, keeping the hard drive became an unreasonable seizure because the police waited more than a month before getting ...

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