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Plaintiffs, defense bar battle over raising jury trial threshold

Senate proposal would set floor at $30,000 plus

ANNAPOLIS – Attorneys for plaintiffs and civil defendants battled before a Senate committee Thursday over a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the amount in controversy that entitles litigants to a jury trial. The measure would raise the threshold from more than $15,000 to more than $30,000. Members of the plaintiffs’ bar -- many of whom are ...

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