Maryland Backs Down In “Wal-Mart Law” Fight

Law360, New York (April 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler on Monday said the state will not challenge a court ruling invalidating the state’s so-called “Wal-Mart law” because an appeal would likely fail, bringing to an end its legal battle to require large employers to provide health insurance to their employees.

Gansler said the state had decided not to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for certiorari in a case involving the constitutionality of Maryland’s Fair Share Health Care Act, which would require companies with more than 10,000 employees to spend at...
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