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Judge orders new trial on damages in lead-paint case

After Baltimore City Circuit Judge Stephen J. Sfekas admitted he had jumped the gun Friday by throwing out a $1.3 million jury verdict without holding a hearing, he warned the plaintiffs’ lawyers to consider his oral ruling a “blueprint of my opinion.”

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Court of Appeals revives lead-paint lawsuit

Alleged victims of lead-paint poisoning in Baltimore need not notify their former landlords before conducting lead-paint tests unless the landlords still own or control the property, Maryland’s top court held Tuesday.

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Top court opens term with lead-paint case

With a new chief judge in the center seat, the Court of Appeals heard argument Wednesday on whether former Baltimore homeowners must be notified before plaintiffs have the properties tested for lead paint in lawsuits in which the ex-owners are named defendants.

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