BALTIMORE -- A U.S. Appeals Court here yesterday upheld a lower court‘s ruling that Maryland violated federal benefit laws when it passed a law requiring large companies to provide a minimum level of health care coverage for their workers. Maryland‘s so-called “fair share” law, which was seen as targeting Wal-Mart, had previously been found to violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA, which prohibits states from regulating private companies‘ benefit programs. The law, ...

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