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Christmas Roads Are Dangerous -- Put Your Little One in a Child Safety Seat

In the U.S., auto accidents are the number one killer of children aged 1 to 12.  To keep your child safe during your holiday highway trips, place each one in a child safety seat.


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2010 crash data indicates that an average of nearly 2 children (age 12 and younger in a passenger vehicle) were killed and 325 were injured each day.   NHTSA reports that this fatality rate could be reduced by about half if the correct child safety seat were always used.

Recognizing that the best way to protect children from auto accidents is to put them in child safety seats, Maryland law generally requires each person transporting a child under 8 years of age in a motor vehicle to secure the child in a child safety seat.  Md. Code Ann., Transp. § 22-412.2(d).  Any person convicted of violating this section is subject to a $25 fine.

Protect your child.  Get the right car safety seat for your youngster and use it.  If you need more information about finding the right child safety seat, installing the seat, or securing your child in the seat, go to http://www.safercar.gov/parents/carseats.htm

 

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Is a Skateboarder a Pedestrian or a Driver?

In Maryland, the answer to this question begins with another question: Is the skateboard a vehicle?

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Upon Further Review: A Penalty on Maryland Sports, or Reasonable Compensation?

Debates over University of Maryland’s controversial decision to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten were inflamed once news spread that UMD is now contractually obligated to pay a $52 million “exit fee” to the ACC.  But is it?

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Punishing an Employer for the Acts of a Dishonest Employee

May punitive damages be entered against an employer whose employee engaged in dishonest acts?  In the view of the Maryland Court of Appeals, if the employee acted within the scope of his employment when he did so, the answer is – Yes.

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Winning Only Half The Battle: Liability Without Damages

In a lead paint trial earlier this month, a Baltimore City jury found a defendant landlord negligent, but declined to award damages to the plaintiffs. 

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