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Insurers seek brakes on comparative negligence for cyclists

Bruce Bereano, a tobacco lobbyist, stands in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Bereano said he believes states used money from the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco companies as an opportunity to bring in money instead of placing enough money on tobacco programs. (Capital News Service photo by Erin Serpico)

ANNAPOLIS — Cycling organizations urged legislators Tuesday to establish a comparative negligence standard for when they or pedestrians are struck by vehicles, drawing opposition from insurers, defense attorneys and local governments. Sen. Susan C. Lee, D-Montgomery, proposed a “comparative negligence ...

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Baltimore health official endorsing drug affordability plan

Dr. Leana Wen. (File)

Baltimore’s health commissioner is scheduled to endorse plans to improve prescription drug affordability. Dr. Leana Wen is scheduled to express her support for the proposal on Wednesday in Baltimore. The proposals are backed by the Maryland Health Care for All ...

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Advocacy groups seek changes to ‘solitary confinement’ in Md. prisons

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Legislation to reduce use of restrictive housing in Maryland prisons is expected to be reintroduced in the 2018 General Assembly session because circumstances have not improved over the years the issue has been tracked, advocates said Thursday. Maryland places individuals ...

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