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

Child advocates, doctors battle over Md. abuse-reporting legislation

Child advocates, doctors battle over Md. abuse-reporting legislation

Child advocates opposed doctors and psychologists Thursday over legislation that would require agencies investigating potential child abuse or neglect to file a complaint with a licensing board when they have “substantial grounds to believe” that a health-care provider, police officer or teacher “knowingly failed” to report suspected abuse or neglect.

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Md. high court considers liability for hosts of underage drinking parties

Attorneys for victims of drunken driving told Maryland’s top court last week that a parent or other adult who hosts an underage drinking party owes a legal duty to the young attendees such that he or she can be held liable for an intoxicated attendee’s death or injuries sustained by someone struck by an inebriated teenager driving from the event.

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Frosh to appeal 4th Circuit’s gun-ban decision

Frosh to appeal 4th Circuit’s gun-ban decision

Maryland will appeal a federal appellate court’s order that a judge reconsider her decision upholding the constitutionality of the state’s ban on military assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said within hours of the ruling Thursday. ...

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