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Wal-Mart Looks To Strike Down Maryland Law

Law360 (June 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., often criticized for its health care policies, argued in a Baltimore district court Friday that a state law requiring large employers to spend 8% of their total payroll on health care for workers should be struck down before it takes effect next January.

The “Fair Share Health Care Fund Act” was passed by the Maryland legislature last winter, overriding a veto by Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Almost immediately, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, of which Wal-Mart is a member, filed suit, looking for...
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