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  • What is Maryland’s Fetal Homicide Law?

    It may come as a surprise to learn that Maryland has a law on the books regarding fetal homicide, meaning that an unborn child can be a murder victim. While the law has been on the books since 2005, the topic is now one of discussion after a recent segment on ABC2 Baltimore’s nightly news. Md. […]

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  • The Use of Pesticides and Their Long-Term Effects

    On August 3, 2017, a Maryland County circuit court overturned a county-wide ban on lawn and garden pesticides utilized on private property. The lifting of the ban thrills the professional landscaping community as they argue that the pesticides used are approved and licensed by the state. Montgomery County enacted the ban in 2015, which was scheduled to become […]

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  • Ex-School Aide in Maryland Faces Over 100 Counts of Child Sex Abuse

    Local Maryland news outlets reported that a former teachers’ aide and track coach in Charles County faces 119 felony counts of child sex abuse in an indictment handed down on July 30, 2017. 30-year-old Carlos Deangelo Bell is confirmed to be HIV positive and abused at least 24 students at local school(s), his home, and maybe other […]

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  • Bill Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide Reintroduced in Maryland

    The recent legalization of assisted suicide in California and a number of wrongful death suits have spurred support for broader end-of-life legal options for Maryland residents. A bill that would have overturned the state’s prohibition on physician-assisted suicide was tabled earlier this year after two committees from the House of Representatives and the Senate decided not to […]

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  • Nursing Home Negligence Leads to Death of 80-Year-Old Resident

    In Maryland, negligent care of nursing home residents can have serious financial and legal repercussions. The recent death of an 80-year-old patient who wandered away from a picnic outing sponsored by his nursing home has raised concerns about elder abuse in the state. Lubin Phipps was a resident of Woodmore House Assisted Living and required constant supervision […]

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