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Md. high court reinstates medical malpractice verdict

Maryland’s top court has reinstated a $329,000 medical malpractice verdict after concluding that the trial judge’s failure to instruct the jury clearly about a doctor’s heightened standard of care in a personal injury case did not affect the jurors’ decision. ...

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Md. Court of Appeals ‘corrects’ criticism of intermediate court

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court has removed its sharp criticism of the state’s intermediate tribunal from an order this month that a young Guatemalan immigrant be permitted to remain with his uncle in Lanham while applying for special U.S. residency ...

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Md. high court says youngster can apply for special immigrant status

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s top court has ordered that a young Guatemalan immigrant be permitted to remain with his uncle in Lanham while applying for special U.S. residency status and likely citizenship. In its three-page order Friday, the Court of Appeals ...

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Supreme Court will review constitutionality of Md. congressional district

Setting the stage for a potential landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a lower court decision striking down a congressional district in western Maryland as having been drawn with such a partisan bias by the state’s ...

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Big Oil fee restriction does not apply to middlemen: Md. appeals court

A 1970s-era law to protect independent gas station owners financially against their big oil company suppliers provides no safeguard when the alleged price gouger is the middleman delivering the fuel, Maryland’s second highest court ruled Wednesday in calling the 40-year-old ...

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4th Circuit orders parties to settle dispute over Md. college segregation

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered mediation for Maryland and its historically black institutions rather than ruling on cross-appeals argued last month in a lawsuit that dates back to 2006. The court issued a per curium order ...

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