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Tag Archives: Attorney General Brian E. Frosh

Work on pit bulls slows

ANNAPOLIS — With plans to hold a special General Assembly session in July on life support, a task force studying a ruling by Maryland’s high court that imposes strict liability on pit bull owners and their landlords has slowed its ...

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Union-member confidentiality coming to Md.

ANNAPOLIS — Beginning this fall, confidentiality privileges long enjoyed by attorneys and their clients will be extended to labor organizations and their members, raising concerns that these new protections could interfere with federal law. One of hundreds of bills that ...

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Maryland Senate takes up gay marriage legislation

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate is expected to act quickly on a bill that could legalize same-sex marriage. The chamber’s Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to send the legislation to the full Senate on Tuesday and a final vote on ...

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Senate panel renews ground-rent fight

ANNAPOLIS — With key parts of its prior effort at ground-rent reform declared unconstitutional last fall, a Maryland Senate committee on Tuesday considered legislation that would penalize those who fail to register their property in ways that might pass muster ...

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Same-sex marriage, lead paint top legal issues

Maryland will become the next state to permit same-sex couples to marry this year if Gov. Martin O’Malley’s new pledge of support for the legislation is worth at least the few Democratic House votes by which the measure fell short ...

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Medical marijuana, ignition locks grab stage during legislative session

ANNAPOLIS — Defendants who use marijuana for necessary medicinal purposes will have a defense to a charge of drug possession, under a bill the General Assembly passed during the 90-day session that ended Monday. The legislature, in an effort to ...

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Stronger penalties added for unreliable utilities

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has added stronger penalties in a bill to increase the reliability of Maryland utilities. Senators approved an amendment on Wednesday that would enable utilities that are not meeting reliability standards to be penalized in 2012, ...

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