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House panel takes up dog-law compromise

The Baltimore man whose 10-year-old son’s mauling by a pit bull prompted Maryland’s top court to hold owners of that breed strictly liable assailed legislation Wednesday that would enable all dog owners to evade liability if they did not suspect their pet was dangerous.

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Bill takes shopping cart theft seriously

ANNAPOLIS — Along with high-profile legislation that would repeal the death penalty and strengthen gun control, Maryland’s General Assembly is considering making it more expensive for people caught stealing shopping carts. The bill would increase the fine from $25 to ...

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Indicted Del. Alston also in trouble with AGC

Del. Tiffany T. Alston, already under indictment on theft charges by the state prosecutor, stands accused of ethical violations toward clients that could lead to the suspension of her law license. The ethics allegations, brought by bar counsel for the ...

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Advocates testify in Maryland for ‘Phylicia’s Law’

ANNAPOLIS — Advocates for missing children are hoping to convince Maryland lawmakers that better coordination between law enforcement and community groups is needed to improve the odds whenever a child disappears. The House Judiciary Committee heard Wednesday from about a ...

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O’Malley opposing medical marijuana bills

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration opposed Friday measures to legalize medical marijuana, citing concerns that state employees could face federal prosecution for putting into place proposals now before state lawmakers. Joshua Sharfstein, the governor’s health secretary, spoke out ...

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Bill would limit number of experts at med-mal trials

ANNAPOLIS — Advocates for patients and doctors battled last week over legislation that would limit to two the number of medical experts each side would be permitted to have testify at medical malpractice trials. Patients’ attorney George S. Tolley III ...

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