Liability

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Amendment To ‘Gut’ Fracking Liability Bill Fails

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.”

03/19/2015

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Fracking Liability Bill Given Another Day For Work

The Maryland Attorney General’s office is weighing in on a bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for personal injury and property damage.

03/18/2015

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Md. House Votes For Dog Bite Liability Measure

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.

04/03/2014

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Senate Passes Dog Bite Liability Measure

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.

04/02/2014

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House Votes To Hold Dog Owners Liable For Bites

The Maryland House has joined the Senate in passing a compromise measure on dog bite liability.

03/12/2014

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Md. Senate Passes Dog Bite Liability Bill

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.

02/28/2014

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Md. Senate Advances Dog Bite Liability Measure

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.

02/26/2014

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Pit Bull Bite Liability Bill Fails In Special Session

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.

08/15/2012

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No New Trial In Frederick Stun Gun Death

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.

07/13/2012

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Judge Slashes Award In Prison Bus Slaying

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.

05/29/2012