The Editors are proud to publish this latest edition of The Defense Line, which features several interesting articles and case spotlights from our members. The lead article, submitted by Christopher Daily of Miles & Stockbridge P.C., provides insight into authentication issues and concerns associated with social networking evidence. Joseph A. Grabowski and John T. Sly discuss how litigation communication technology can both expand the ability of attorneys to effectively represent their clients while reducing the costs associated with litigation.An article by Wendy B. Karpel, who is the co-chair of The Maryland Defense Counsel’s Programs and Membership Committee, discusses a recent Maryland court opinion in which the jurisdiction of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission was expanded. In addition to these articles, Gregory Garrett of Tydings & Rosenberg LLP discusses a recent case in which the Court of Appeals restricted the Workers’ Compensation Act and limited the “prior bad acts” rule to criminal cases.
The Maryland Defense Counsel has had a number of successful events since the Winter 2011 edition of The Defense Line, including the always popular Past Presidents Reception. Mark your calendars now for Maryland Defense Counsel’s Annual Meeting and Crab Feast, which will take place on June 7, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at Bo Brooks in Canton! The Editors encourage our readers to visit the Maryland Defense Counsel website for full information on the organization’s upcoming events.
The Editors sincerely hope that the members of the Maryland Defense Counsel enjoy this issue of The Defense Line. In that regard, if you have any comments or suggestions or would like to submit an article or case spotlight for a future edition of The Defense Line, please feel free to contact the members of the Editorial Staff.
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