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Appeals court overturns $205M verdict against Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital.

A Maryland appeals court Monday overturned a $205.38 million birth injury verdict against Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, saying the mother disregarded medical advice that her child be delivered via cesarean section rather than by induced vaginal delivery due to ...

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Damages cap on injured, killed pets would rise to $25K under Md. bill

Maryland law compensates only the owners’ reasonable veterinary expenses and the fair market value of the pet if it dies from its injuries. (Jacqueline Dormer/The Republican-Herald via AP)

Owners of pets injured or killed by an individual’s tortious act could be awarded up to $25,000 in compensatory damages – rather than the current limit of $10,000 – under legislation the House Judiciary Committee considered Friday. Maryland law compensates ...

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Md. court weighs state’s liability when defending employees, immunizing itself

(JanPietruszka / Depositphotos.com)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland must be held liable for the full damages awarded when it defends a sued state employee who is later found liable for gross negligence on the job, a plaintiffs’ lawyer told Maryland’s top court Tuesday in seeking ...

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On legal issues, Zirkin, Frosh, Raskin all emerge from session with victories

Sen. Robert A. “Bobby” Zirkin and Sen. Jamin B. “Jamie” Raskin speak on the Senate floor. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

A freshman committee chair looking to make his mark, a legislator-cum-attorney general seeing if he still has State House sparkle and a state senator eying a congressional seat were able to celebrate Tuesday as the General Assembly this just-completed session passed bills they championed.

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