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Dr. Amir Sapkota: Can’t stand the heat? Let’s reduce our reliance on coal

Summer is a chance for Marylanders from all backgrounds and their families to enjoy what our beautiful state has to offer. However, as the region is collectively looking for a respite from the scorching heat, many people in Maryland, particularly ...

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Andrew J. Runge: How to protect against corporate fraud

The onion is often used as a metaphor for the time-consuming removal of layer after layer that conceals an important something that is hidden. This metaphor is helpful in understanding that those seeking to hide their deceitful financial actions will ...

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Noah Feldman: Courts balk if people give up their day in court

Last month’s appellate court decision refusing to approve the $7.25 billion class-action settlement that Visa and MasterCard reached with merchants is big news in legal circles. The court was fine with the monetary part of the settlement, intended to compensate ...

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George Tolley: Raise the retirement age for Maryland judges

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), a federal law that protects older Americans from age discrimination in the workplace. The ADEA ensures that older workers receive equal and fair ...

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Jeffrey Ian Ross: Security and the Orlando shootings

Two lines of thinking are developing in the wake of the mass shooting at a popular nightclub in Orlando: Why did Omar Mateen shoot all of those people? And, perhaps more importantly, what can we do to stop it from ...

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Commentary: With ESI, difference between federal, state rules

Disputes over electronically stored information (“ESI”) are arising in Maryland courts. However, there are significant differences between the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as amended in December 2015 and the Maryland Rules that apply to ESI. Those differences may impact ...

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