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Bill seeks to make websites accessible to hearing-and visually-impaired

ANNAPOLIS — Civil-rights and business groups battled Wednesday over legislation that would require many restaurants, theaters and other entities in Maryland to make their websites accessible to the hearing- and visually-impaired. The rights organizations called the measure necessary in an ...

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Mom with latex allergy wins in Court of Appeals

A private nursery school violated a Howard County statute by refusing to accommodate a mother’s request to stop using latex gloves when changing diapers, Maryland’s highest court has held. In a 4-3 decision, the Court of Appeals said Lisa Meade’s ...

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Opinions – 1/30/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Insurance Determination of pre-disability earnings BOTTOM LINE: In calculating the amount of pre-disability pay to determine a physician’s eligibility for long-term disability benefits, the plan administrator reasonably deducted the same extraordinary and start-up costs the physician had deducted on his ...

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Week in review: 1/20/12

Ramping up at Crossroads@95 Completion of the first wave of arrivals up the road at the Aberdeen Proving Ground is getting credit for renewed construction at and near the $1 billion mixed-use Baltimore Crossroads@95 community near White Marsh in Eastern ...

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Court: P.G. County teacher can sue board under ADA

The Prince George’s County Board of Education does not have immunity from suits under the Americans with Disability Act seeking $100,000 or less, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held. The 2-1 decision affirms a ruling by a ...

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Deadline looms for ADA changes

The vast majority of publicly accessible properties — including hotels, stores, banks, movies theaters, doctors’ offices and barbershops — will be affected by new accessibility rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act governing public accommodations. The rules, which have an ...

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Opinions – 10/24/11: U.S. District Court, Maryland

Civil Procedure Jurisdiction BOTTOM LINE: Notwithstanding that lawsuit was first filed by plaintiff in district court in Maryland, the pendency of a damages action in a California district court constituted good reason for Maryland district court to deviate from the ...

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Charles C. Haynes: High court, high stakes for religious freedom

A church-state dispute about employment discrimination argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week doesn’t have the headline appeal of culture-war battles over “prayer in school” or crèches in courthouse lobbies. But pay close attention: The outcome in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical ...

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