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High court rules that insurance cause of action begins at denial

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Motorists injured in a crash and denied underinsured motorist coverage by their own carrier have three years from the date of denial to sue their underwriter, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Monday. The Court of Appeals rejected an insurance company’s ...

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Court overturns $45M award to landfill firm in Harford Co. dispute

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

A Maryland appeals court has overturned a $45 million jury award to a company that has battled Harford County for nearly 30 years over the right to use its property as a rubble landfill. The state’s intermediate court ruled that ...

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Senate panel kills bill to end time limit on child abuse suits

In this Feb. 28, 2019 photo, Del. C.T. Wilson stands outside the Maryland House of Delegates in Annapolis, Md. Wilson, a survivor of child sexual abuse who has spoken of his experience as he has advocated for laws to protect children, is sponsoring legislation in Maryland to prevent teachers with records of sexual misconduct against students from moving from one school to another. Maryland has taken a step toward joining a growing number of states that have enacted legislation to prevent teachers with records of sexual misconduct from moving from school to school. The Maryland House of Delegates unanimously approved a bill Thursday, March 7, 2019 to ban nondisclosure agreements involving sexual abuse for school employees who have direct contact with children. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

ANNAPOLIS – By the slimmest of margins, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Wednesday killed House-passed legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations on lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse. The panel’s 5-5 vote ensures that Maryland’s current statute permitting suits ...

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Md. high court: Claims against unlicensed lenders have 12-year deadline

10.15.13 BALTIMORE, MD- Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, Maryland Court of Appeals.  (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Alleged victims of unlicensed lenders have 12 years to file suit after suffering injury instead of the usual three in civil litigation, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled. The Court of Appeals said the Maryland Consumer Loan Law’s licensing requirement ...

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Kavanaugh’s accuser waited years to come forward. Does that undercut her claim?

In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess and manage Kavanaugh’s prospects after his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed her identity to The Washington Post and described an encounter she believes was attempted rape. Kavanaugh reported to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

That issue of delayed reporting – and the legal complexities attached to it – could lie at the heart of the examination of an assault allegation leveled against Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court.

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