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Arbitration clauses not subject to statute of limitations, Md. high court says

Contractual agreements to resolve legal disputes through arbitration rather than litigation are not subject to the three-year statutory time limit for filing claims that applies to lawsuits, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled. Because the statute of limitations does not ...

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Challenge to statute-of-limitations suspension appears doomed at Md. high court

Maryland’s top court appears poised to uphold the constitutionality of its then-chief judge’s order suspending the deadline for filing civil claims when she closed the clerks’ offices last year to stanch the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Several Court of ...

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Barbera’s statute-of-limitations suspension was unconstitutional, attorney says

Maryland’s then top judge violated the state Constitution by suspending the deadline for filing civil claims when she closed the clerks’ offices to stanch the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a civil-defense attorney told Maryland’s top court Monday. In papers ...

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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

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

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

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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