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Rosen, Montgomery: A year later, opinion on informed consent has broad implications (access required)

In April 2014, Maryland’s highest court laid down a seminal opinion restating the doctrine of informed consent in Maryland, while addressing important issues of proof in informed consent lawsuits. The decision is a mixed bag for health care providers in Maryland. On the one hand, the decision helpfully makes expert testimony a legal requirement for informed consent cases, and sets a bar for that testimony to clear. On the other hand, that bar is set low and can now be cleared by a wider range of experts.

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Ned T. Himmelrich: Fighting trademark infringement

Fighting to stop an infringing trademark registration may become more necessary, more expensive and more (or less) desirable based on a recent Supreme Court ruling.

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Nick Loris: Exelon-Pepco merger good for Maryland

The $6.8 billion merger of Exelon and Pepco has come under intense scrutiny in Maryland with several coalitions and state officials opposing the acquisition. Approving the merger would bode well for Maryland’s energy consumers as well as the state’s economy. ...

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Jim Racheff: Secure Choice makes sense

Secure Choice as an easy way for Maryland's small businesses and their employees to save for retirement using a simple payroll deduction.

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Clark Kendall: Freedom of choice for retirement

Do the sponsors of Maryland H.B. 421 and S.B. 312, which would create the so-called Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program and Trust, think 1 million Marylanders are either too lazy or too financially irresponsible, or both, to pick up the phone and open a simple IRA retirement account at a bank?

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Confusing tax law changes may lead to missed deductions

As business owners prepare their files and paperwork for tax season, one particular tax law change may lead to substantial missed opportunities for taxpayers in Maryland. Imagine you’re the landlord of a commercial office building, which you’ve owned for 10 ...

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