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How to fight coronavirus vaccine phobia

The world is soon likely to confront a serious new challenge to the fight against COVID-19: vaccine hesitancy. In the U.S. and U.K., large numbers of people — at least 30 percent — have said in recent surveys that they ...

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Strengthening Md.’s expert evidence rule

Maryland’s highest court recently adopted a major change in law to prevent unreliable expert evidence — often called “junk science” — from entering the state’s courtrooms. The court deserves praise for jettisoning an antiquated standard governing the admission of expert scientific ...

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D.C. Bar weighs in on ethics of working remotely

If your firm is like most law firms, some or all members of your firm’s workforce have been working remotely since the onset of the pandemic. In many cases, your firm’s employees may have chosen to stay close to home ...

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Supporting employees’ mental health

With the pandemic and related economic downturn, many Americans, experts report, are experiencing higher than normal levels of stress, anxiety and worry about the future. And these stresses, without doubt, are affecting employers and employees at home and in the ...

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Stock market reckoning is coming

When the stock market surged last week, President Donald Trump was quick to tweet, “The Dow Jones Industrial just closed above 29,000!” The picture changed a bit after the Dow slid 800 points a few days later, largely driven by ...

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McSherry and Trueman: When people are the problem

For decades, negotiators have been advised to “separate the people from the problem.” This guidance comes from a popular book on negotiation, “Getting To Yes,” by Roger Fisher and William Ury. Some people develop passionate and egoistic attachments to their ...

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Md. high court spoils recipe for economic vibrancy

Maryland food truck owner Joey Vanoni knows about pizza pies. As quickly as his customers can eat them, he can pull fresh ones out of the oven in his mobile kitchen, Pizza di Joey. More for one diner does not mean ...

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Police officers’ bill of rights is not the culprit

The Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBR) is once again in the news as the bogeyman, the fall guy for all complaints about police accountability. It’s the target of choice because the real culprit — government union contracts that thwart ...

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Some remote workers may be in for tax surprise

If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes. The issue gained national attention in May, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

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Kim and Adedeji-Fajobi: Who really pays to charge electric vehicles?

There has been a significant increase in electric vehicle ownership among homeowners and renters. In fact, between 2010 and 2019 cumulative sales of electric cars in the U.S. totaled nearly 1.4 million units. A 2018 Edison Electric Institute Report projected ...

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