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Daily Archives: January 30, 2013

House panel takes up dog-law compromise

The Baltimore man whose 10-year-old son’s mauling by a pit bull prompted Maryland’s top court to hold owners of that breed strictly liable assailed legislation Wednesday that would enable all dog owners to evade liability if they did not suspect their pet was dangerous.

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Law digest: 1/31/13

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Civil Procedure, Res judicata: Where plaintiff filed a medical malpractice claim while appealing the grant of summary judgment on an identical claim, his second action was barred by res judicata, and the fact that the summary ...

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O’Malley delivers State of the State address

In his seventh State of the State Address, Gov. Martin O’Malley focused on his administration’s work to foster job growth in a recovering economy and touted this year’s top initiatives, including creating a market for offshore wind energy, repealing the death penalty, banning assault weapons and forcing handgun owners to be licensed.

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Opinions – 1/31/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal statute compelling public schools to provide educational services related to certain disorders does not apply affirmative obligation on school districts to provide services to private school students, and district court therefore properly granted summary judgment in favor of public school district in action by private school student seeking to compel school district to provide services for student’s hyperactivity disorder.

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Scenes from the State of the State

Gov. Martin O'Malley gave his seventh State of the State address Wednesday in Annapolis. O'Malley touted his administration's accomplishments and goals for this year but did not address transportation funding. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

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