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Montgomery Co. jury awards more than $500K to dog-bite victim (access required)

A Montgomery County jury Wednesday awarded $545,000 to a 7-year-old girl who was bitten by a pit bull owned by her father’s landlord in 2012. The girl, who has scarring on her leg, required five surgeries and has post-traumatic stress, ...

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Md. high court weighs Baltimore board’s power to suspend liquor licenses (access required)

Baltimore bar owners can be stripped of their liquor licenses for illicit sexual activity in their taverns regardless of whether they knew, an attorney for the city’s liquor board said Tuesday in urging Maryland’s top court to reinstate a one-month suspension of the liquor license at Club Harem.

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Md. high court: Church’s fireworks display not liable in death of 4 cows (access required)

A Walkersville church cannot be held strictly liable for essentially scaring to death four of a neighboring dairy farmer’s cows with its lawful fireworks show because such pyrotechnical displays are not an “abnormally dangerous activity,” Maryland’s top court has ruled.

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High court will hear Actos failure-to-warn appeal (access required)

With more than $1.75 million at stake, Maryland’s top court said it will consider whether a pharmaceutical company should be held financially liable for negligently failing to warn doctors about a drug’s potentially carcinogenic side effect even though the cancer victim contributed to the fatal disease by smoking cigarettes.

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