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Federal judge upholds Maryland’s ban on retail dog sales (access required)

Maryland’s ban on retail pet stores selling dogs while allowing nonprofit canine rescue shelters to continue with sales does not violate the constitutional guarantee of equal treatment under the law, a federal judge ruled Friday in a victory for the ...

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Barbera’s final term included First Amendment, lost pet, gangland slaying cases (access required)

Maryland’s top court ended its 2020-2021 session Tuesday having issued rulings upholding Baltimore’s billboard tax against a free-speech challenge, limiting the compensation available for a negligently killed pet over a heartfelt dissent for beloved dogs and rejecting the duress defense ...

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Damages cap on injured, killed pets would rise to $25K under Md. bill (access required)

Owners of pets injured or killed by an individual’s tortious act could be awarded up to $25,000 in compensatory damages – rather than the current limit of $10,000 – under legislation the House Judiciary Committee considered Friday. Maryland law compensates ...

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