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Personal Injury and Tort

Med-mal interest rate ruling gets R.I. bar’s notice

In a ruling that is being hailed by the plaintiffs’ bar, the Rhode Island Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of the state statute that mandates 12 percent interest on medical-malpractice verdicts, while also shedding new light on whether a ...

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School can’t enforce mandatory arbitration provision

An employer could not enforce a mandatory arbitration provision included in its handbook to block a lawsuit by an employee who claimed she suffered retaliation after requesting maternity leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, a U.S. District Court ...

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Contributory negligence standard survives challenge in Maryland

Long before the Civil War, the high court of Maryland instituted the doctrine of contributory negligence. On Tuesday, the current high court of Maryland said that if anyone is going to change that rule – which bars any chance of ...

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