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Maryland judge gets creative with opinions

ANNAPOLIS — “Unlike the bullet or the misplaced banana peel, the effect of toxic substances on the body is often subtle and slow, leaving cause uncertain.” That’s not how many judges begin their official written opinions, but for Maryland Court ...

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This time, Court of Appeals rules for asbestos victim (access required)

Maryland’s top court Thursday reinstated a $3 million award to the family of a Western Maryland woman who died of mesothelioma as the result of her husband’s exposure to asbestos in Ford Motor Co. brakes in the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

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7 Md. jurisdictions file lawsuit against gas suppliers for use of MTBE (access required)

Seven Maryland jurisdictions have filed a lawsuit charging that the largest gasoline suppliers and manufacturers have conspired for years to “needlessly and recklessly” keep a known water contaminant in its formulations, posing a threat to their groundwater. The towns of ...

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Expert links anxiety to Exxon Mobil leak (access required)

Jurors in Jacksonville residents’ mass-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. received a refresher course of sorts Monday as the trial stemming from a massive gas station leak entered its third month. Dr. Abdul Malik, a Towson psychiatrist hired by The ...

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