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Baltimore jury awards $9.3M in lead-paint verdict

Baltimore jury awards $9.3M in lead-paint verdict

A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury awarded $9.3 million on Wednesday to a man who claimed he was poisoned by lead-based paint at his former northwest Baltimore rowhouse. Terrance Smith Jr.'s award includes $7.9 million in noneconomic damages, which will be capped at $350,000 based on the state's cap for such damages, according to one of his lawyers.

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MICHAEL DAVON CHRISTIAN v. STEWART LEVITAS

Appellant maintains that the court erred in excluding Dr. Klein’s testimony regarding the causal nexus between the injuries sustained and the Property being the source of the lead paint exposure. Appellee responds that Dr. Klein lacked the sufficient factual basis to opine as to either.

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TYJUAN BROWN v. ESTATE OF JAMES HARVEY FOIT, et al.

This lead paint case involves two potential sources of lead exposure to appellant, one of which was never tested for lead and has since been destroyed. The question is whether enough circumstantial evidence was presented regarding negligence at the untested property to raise a jury question and survive summary judgment.

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Lead in a different light

Lead in a different light

It was a study that led to changes in how landlords in Maryland must deal with lead paint in their properties and became a template for federal guidelines.

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Jury awards $5M in lead-paint verdict

A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury has awarded more than $5 million to two West Baltimore women who suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to lead paint when they were babies.

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