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

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

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’

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

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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