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Opinions: Maryland Court of Appeals

Banking Law Credit Agreement Act BOTTOM LINE: The statute of frauds provision in the Maryland Credit Agreement Act did not bar consideration of whether borrowers’ counterclaims, alleging negligence, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty, were sufficient grounds to open, modify, ...

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Jobless claims rise but broader trend offers hope

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits barely rose last week, offering some hope that the job market may be improving. But claims need to fall further to bring down the 9.6 percent unemployment rate. Initial claims ...

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Two more suits challenge Defense of Marriage Act

NEW YORK — Gay civil rights groups trying to build momentum for a possible Supreme Court showdown filed two lawsuits Tuesday that seek to strike down portions of a 1996 law that denies married gay couples federal benefits. The lawsuits ...

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Applications for jobless aid rise sharply

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking jobless benefits jumped sharply last week, after two straight weeks of declines. The increase undermines hopes that unemployment claims, after falling four times in the previous five weeks, were on a sustained downward ...

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Sticker shock may come with new benefits

When you examine your health plan options during open enrollment season this fall, you may get sticker shock from the increases in both the premiums and the cost-sharing for services. Even benefits that are increasing under the health-care overhaul may ...

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