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Jul 8, 2012

Teen horse farm worker gets $274K verdict

A Washington County jury has backed a teenage horse farm worker’s argument that when she was injured on the job, she was an employee and not a contract worker.

Jun 27, 2012

Ports America defeats motorist’s claim

An employer is not liable for an employee’s conduct while traveling to and from work, even if that employee may have been encouraged to work to the point of exhaustion, Maryland’s highest court held Wednesday. The Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of Michael S. Barclay’s lawsuit against Ports America Baltimore Inc. Barclay was seriously […]

May 28, 2012

MTA worker wins slander suit against union, leader

A city jury sided with a Maryland Transit Administration dispatcher in his lawsuit that accused the president of his local union of spreading false rumors that he stole money and “had to go” as the local’s elected treasurer. William T. Lovelace, the former treasurer of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1300, was awarded $335,000 in […]

Apr 26, 2012

Top court gets tough on pit bulls

Citing reports that pit bulls are more vicious, aggressive and accounted for one-third of the human fatalities from dog bites in a 12-year period, the state’s high court on Thursday imposed strict liability on owners of the breed and landlords who allow tenants to have them. Instead of requiring injured plaintiffs to show the owner […]

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