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Tag Archives: Maryland General Assembly

Total disability award voids later workers’ comp claim, Md. high court says

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

A firefighter who retired with “total disability retirement benefits” for a back injury cannot later seek workers’ compensation when his hearing fades, Maryland’s top court ruled last week.

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Lawmakers eye giving Maryland AG prosecuting power in police shootings

The Maryland attorney general’s authority to investigate local police-involved slayings derives from a 2021 law sparked by the murder of an unarmed Black man in Minnesota, but the law needs a controversial expansion to achieve the goal of inspiring public ...

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Harford County sheriff ordered to turn over evidence in fatal police shooting

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office must cede its investigation into an April 23 police shooting to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, a county judge ruled Thursday. The ruling is the first judicial test for a 2021 law that granted Attorney ...

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‘More people can be helped’: New Md. law likely to expand uses for donated organs

Organ donations in Maryland are expected to get a boost starting July 1, when a bill passed last year by the Maryland General Assembly takes effect. The bill, adopted unanimously by both houses, grants Marylanders the option to choose whether ...

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Hogan wants lawmakers to act quickly on COVID relief

Speaking just hours before the General Assembly is set to convene, Gov. Larry Hogan urged lawmakers Wednesday morning to pass as soon as possible his proposed $1 billion Relief Act for Maryland businesses and residents hardest hit by the pandemic-spurred ...

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