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Steve Lash covers appellate courts and general legal affairs for The Daily Record.

Hopes dashed, Harrell again decries fault standard

Hopes dashed, Harrell again decries fault standard

Over the rare and scathing dissent of one member, Maryland’s top court this month refused to hear another challenge to its long-held legal doctrine barring plaintiffs from recovering damages if they were at all to blame for their injuries.

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Rule would require lawyers to investigate collaborative-law clients

Attorneys who plan to represent a client in the collaborative law process would be required to first make a “reasonable effort” to discover whether the client has had a “coercive or violent relationship” with another party, under a proposal being considered by a Maryland Judiciary committee.

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Car dealerships lose suit against GMAC

Two Eastern Shore car dealerships that were driven out of business when General Motors Acceptance Corp. called in their loans in 2009 lost a second time last week, when a judge found the financing company had not breached the contract nor any implied obligation of good faith and fair dealing.

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Rice case holds lessons for all employers

Rice case holds lessons for all employers

While the sports world might question what the NFL investigators knew and when they knew it, the lesson for employers from the Ray Rice saga is clear: They must do their due diligence before taking disciplinary action against employees, lest evidence later emerge showing the initial discipline was more lenient than deserved.

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