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And now the final protective order issue

gavel2 1 Maryland law provides for temporary protective or peace orders in an effort to prevent domestic violence, which may ultimately be followed by a request for a final protective order lasting for a year. The appellate courts have said that when fashioning relief in a domestic violence case, the court “is to do what is reasonably necessary no more and no less-to assure the safety and well-being of those entitled to relief.” How the Courts go about deciding such difficult cases is illustrated by a recent unreported opinion from Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals called Gali v. Gali.

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Heads up for local bicycle law changes

gavel2 1 In recent years as more and more people ride bicycles in the Washington area, laws and regulations have been changing to try to make bicycle riding safer for bicyclists and motorists. Some of the laws vary depending upon the local jurisdiction, so it may be helpful to review those laws.

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