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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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Md. Court of Appeals: Lack of insurance irrelevant in negligent-hiring case

Judge Clayton Greene Jr. (File photo)

Maryland’s top court overturned a half-million-dollar negligent-hiring verdict Monday, saying a trial judge improperly permitted a jury to hear that a trucker’s liability insurance policy was canceled for nonpayment prior to his employment and before he struck a Frederick pedestrian, causing him severe injuries.

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Negligent-hiring case at Court of Appeals turns on relevance of no insurance

The Courts of Appeals building in Annapolis. (The Daily Record File)

With more than $500,000 hanging in the balance, Maryland’s top court Friday considered whether a trial judge properly permitted the jury to hear that a trucker’s liability insurance policy was canceled for nonpayment prior to his employment and before he struck a Frederick pedestrian, causing him severe injuries.

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CSA: Cancellation for nonpayment was inadmissible

A Maryland appeals court has thrown out a negligent-hiring verdict of more than $500,000 to a pedestrian struck by a construction company’s truck in Frederick, saying the trial judge should not have let the jury hear that the trucker's liability insurance policy was canceled for nonpayment.

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Maryland court overturns $500K negligent-hiring verdict

A Maryland appeals court has thrown out negligent-hiring verdict of more than $500,000 to a pedestrian struck by a truck in Frederick, saying the trial judge should not have let the jury hear that the trucker's liability insurance policy was canceled for nonpayment.

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