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Cigarette butts, mulch don’t mix, Maryland court says

Court of Special Appeals affirms $1.3M verdict

A commercial landowner knew or should have known that one of the many cigarette butts being tossed in mulch on its property could cause a fire that would harm neighbors, a divided Maryland appeals court ruled Thursday in saying a Capitol Heights facility was properly held liable for more than $1.3 million in damage after ...

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