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After the ruling: Employers prepare, tort reform debate reignites

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s ruling in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius means that it’s time for many lawyers and their clients affected by the law to get moving quickly to prepare for its implementation next year. While ...

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Supreme Court schedules week of health care arguments

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will use an unprecedented week’s worth of argument time in late March to decide the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul before the 2012 presidential elections. The high ...

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The next front for ground-rent reforms

This week’s Court of Appeals decision invalidating one ground-rent reform opens the door for the next stage: a separate class action brought by ground lease holders who say another recent change has made their investments worthless. In April, Anne Arundel ...

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Barry Rosen and Cynthia Shay: An unusually quiet session for health care

Other than implementing federal health care reform, which in and of itself is significant, Maryland’s 2011 General Assembly session was unusually quiet from a health care perspective. The highlight of the 2011 session is the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act ...

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Study fuels medical malpractice reform arguments

BOSTON — As lawmakers continue to push a bill that would limit medical malpractice lawsuits, opponents are boosting their criticism of the measure, pointing to a recent study showing that hospital errors occur 10 times more frequently than previously thought. ...

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Exchange readies state for health care law

The General Assembly spent much time and effort this session getting the state ready for the implementation of federal health care reform. “Health reform is only as good as states’ abilities to implement reform,” said Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. ...

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