A bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for damages they cause remained intact after senators defeated an amendment Thursday that would have removed words describing the natural gas extraction process as “ultrahazardous and abnormally dangerous.”
The Maryland Attorney General’s office is weighing in on a bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for personal injury and property damage.
All Maryland dog owners would be equally liable if their dogs bite someone but also would have a chance to defend themselves in court under a bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday.
After a two-year long fight over who’s liable when a dog attacks in Maryland, a compromise is headed to the governor’s desk. It’s been a controversial issue since a court ruling deemed pit bulls a dangerous breed.
The Maryland House has joined the Senate in passing a compromise measure on dog bite liability.
The Maryland Senate has approved a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but give owners a chance to rebut a presumption of liability in court.
Maryland’s Senate has advanced a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect any owner who didn’t know a dog was dangerous.
A measure that Maryland lawmakers hoped would address liability concerns relating to a court ruling on dog bites by pit bulls has died in the recent special session on gambling.
A federal court is refusing to order a new trial for a Frederick County sheriff’s deputy cleared of liability in the stun-gun-related death of a Frederick man.
A judge in Baltimore has slashed the damages awarded in the death of a state prison inmate who was murdered aboard a prison bus in 2005.