MARYLAND

  • Upcoming film on Hudson Farm case

    The group Save Farm Families is doing a nonfiction film (link to trailer) about the Hudson Farm case, in which Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper group, backed by a University of Maryland environmental law clinic, sued an Eastern Shore chicken farming family on charges a jud...

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  • State versions of the False Claims Act

    The Chamber has been tracking this major engine of contingency-fee litigation as it jumps from federal practice to the realm of similar state laws vigorously lobbied for by the plaintiff’s bar. I have an opinion piece in the Baltimore Business Journal on the Maryland version,...

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    • Fireworks on the 4th? Bring your own Coke

      Eight of the twelve most affluent counties in the United States are in the Washington, D.C. area, and high among them stands Howard County, Md. (Columbia/Ellicott City), where the celebrations tomorrow will be a bit constraine...
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    • Fireworks on the 4th? Bring your own Coke

      … Notes blog] Tweet Tags: Maryland, nanny state, soft drinks Fireworks on the 4th? Bring your own Coke is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system …

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    • Upcoming film on Hudson Farm case

      … The group Save Farm Families is doing a nonfiction film (link to trailer) about the Hudson Farm case, in which Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper group, backed by a University of Maryland environmental law clinic, sued an Eastern Shore chicken farming family on charges a judge later threw out as unfounded. More at my local policy blog Free State…

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    • Baltimore, MD Joins “Ban The Box” Movement

      … Baltimore, MD has joined the growing list of cities and states around the country implementing “ban the box” legislation.  “Ban the box” legislation restricts inquiries regarding an applicant’s criminal history on applications for employment and during job interviews.  The EEOC recommends “banning the box” believing the use of conviction records…

    • Maryland roundup

      … could go wrong with Del. Kathleen Dumais’s plan? [Reason, WYPR "Maryland Morning", more (legislative agenda of "trafficking task force")] In his spare time, Maryland Commissioner of Labor and Industry Ronald DeJuliis apparently likes to engage in urban beautification of the sign removal variety [Baltimore Sun, Quinton Report, Daily Record…

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    • Police and prosecution roundup

      …” and “testilying”? [Balko] Prince George’s County, Maryland police announce in advance they’re going to behave unethically over course of next week [Conor Friedersdorf] Tweet Tags: crime and punishment, Florida, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, perjury, police, red light cameras, Texas, Virginia Police and prosecution roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system …

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    • Maryland backs off eminent domain to seize TV show

      … and intangible assets, as opposed to land; in earlier episodes, Maryland has gone after the Baltimore Colts football team (which escaped) and the Preakness horse race (which agreed to stay). Tweet Tags: eminent domain, Maryland, movies film and videos Maryland backs off eminent domain to seize TV show is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system …

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    • Maryland roundup

      … liability by rebutting presumption that it knew or had reason to know dog was dangerous, all breeds treated alike [AP, Baltimore Sun] Yes, Maryland legislators just decriminalized marijuana while banning grain alcohol and declining to lift the ban on raw milk; How does Maryland rank among the 50 states for property rights protections? Not well…

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