Tag Archives: liability

4th Circuit affirms denial of $6M policy to indemnify Yeardley Love’s killer

George Huguely V, arrives at the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse for his trial in Charlottesville, Va, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A $6 million insurance policy cannot be used to indemnify the man convicted of killing Yeardley Love in her mother's wrongful death lawsuit against him due to a clause excluding criminal activity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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Mass. top court: Schools can be liable for suicides but clears MIT

In this April 3, 2017 file photo, students walk past the "Great Dome" atop Building 10 on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday, May 7, 2018, that MIT cannot be held responsible for the 2009 death of graduate student Han Nugyen who killed himself. His family's lawsuit said that the school knew he was a suicide risk and could have prevented his death. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Schools can be held liable for student suicides in certain circumstances, Massachusetts' highest court said Monday in a ruling that also cleared the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of responsibility for the death of a graduate student who killed himself on campus in 2009.

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‘We’ve got a crisis in Maryland’

Carmela Coyle, president of the Maryland Hospital Association. (File)

The Maryland Hospital Association keeps a busy calendar during the legislative session in Annapolis. Carmela Coyle, the association’s president and CEO, said this year the organization would offer recommendations on more than 100 bills. And this year she’s also had ...

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Md. Senate panel hears debate over changing negligent hiring liability

ANNAPOLIS – Members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and plaintiffs’ attorneys expressed skepticism Tuesday at a hearing on a bill that would limit employer liability in specified industries to encourage hiring individuals with criminal records. Senate Bill 55 would ...

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Bill affecting Md. employer liability in negligent hiring suits to get first hearing

The Maryland State House on the final day of the 2016 General Assembly session. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

A bill that would exempt employers in certain industries from liability for negligent hiring or supervision of employees with a probation before judgment or conviction on their records is being monitored by both second-chance advocates and plaintiff’s attorneys ahead of ...

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Corporate directors’ liability bill aims to clarify court-created confusion

Corporate-board directors who comply with the statutory obligations of good faith and related duties would be immune from liability in shareholder lawsuits following sales and acquisitions under legislation pending before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

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