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Liability

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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

Jarrel Gray

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