STACY LEBOW SIEGAL, et al., v. CURRAN W. HARVEY, III
Civil litigation — Bad-faith filing — Attorney’s fees This appeal comes to us after the Circuit Court for Baltimore County found that Stacy LeBow Siegel and Stacy LeBow Siegel, LLC (hereinafter “Appellants”) were liable to Curran W. Harvey, III (hereinafter “Appellee”) for attorneys’ fees and expenses. Specifically, the circuit court found that Appellants filed a [&hell[...]
TAE M. KIM v. ROBERT V. CLARK, JR., ET AL.
Torts — Legal malpractice — Failure to show genuine dispute Tae M. Kim, appellant, filed suit against Robert V. Clark, Jr. and the Law Firm of Clark & Steinhorn, LLC (“firm”), appellees, in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, alleging that he had suffered damages resulting from appellees’ failure to provide adequate legal representation. […]
IN RE: MOTION TO WITHDRAW BY COOPER & TUERK, LLP
Civil litigation — Counsel’s motion to withdraw appearance — Client’s failure to pay bill This appeal concerns the propriety of orders entered by the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, denying a motion by Cooper & Tuerk, LLP, appellant, to withdraw its appearance in a civil action before that court, as well as an ensuing motion […]
DANIEL ARNOLD v. GERALD SOLOMON, ET AL.
Torts — Legal malpractice — Duty of reasonable care This appeal arises from a legal malpractice claim brought by Daniel Arnold (“Arnold”) against Gerald Solomon, Esq., the Law Office of Gerald Solomon, P.A., and Solomon & Bascietto, LLC (collectively, “Solomon”) in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County. Solomon rendered legal services to Arnold in […]
EDWIN B. GLESNER, JR., et al. v. MILES & STOCKBRIDGE P.C.
Torts — Legal malpractice — Attorney-client relationship In 1995, Edwin and Rebecca Glesner, appellants, sold a parcel of land to USA Cartage Leasing, LLC (“Cartage”). The Glesners’ purchaser engaged in extensive litigation with Todd A. Baer, the owner of adjoining property, relative to an easement that had been granted by the Glesners. See USA Cartage […]
CATHERINE RANDALL v. WINSTON GRESOV, ET AL.
Civil litigation — Timeliness — Statute of limitations On December 24, 2015, Catherine Randall, appellant (“Ms. Randall”) filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City against Winston Gresov (“Mr.Gresov”), Marion Bess Parmerter (“Ms. Parmerter”), Frederick Gresov (“Rick”), and Adelberg Rudow Dorf & Hendler, LLC (“Adelberg”), appellees. Appellees file[...]
JOHN J. WALTON, JR. v. JAMES R. LOGAN, et al
Torts — Legal malpractice — Breach of standard of care On June 29, 2015, appellant John J. Walton (“Walton”) filed a legal malpractice claim in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City against his former attorney, appellee James R. Logan (“Logan”) and his law firm, James R. Logan, P.A. (“Logan, P.A.”).1 Walton’s allegations stemmed from Logan’s […]
LINDA A. DOMINGUEZ v. CHARLES W. RAWLINGS
Torts — Legal malpractice — Dispute of material fact Charles Rawlings filed a legal malpractice claim in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City against Linda Dominguez, a lawyer who he had hired to represent him in an employment discrimination claim before the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). In his malpractice complaint, Rawlings alleged that […]
DEIDRE JEFFERIES v. NTIENSE DAVID ETOKEBE
Civil procedure — Motion for continuance — Opportunity to appear with counsel Deidre Jefferies appeals from a judgment of the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County in favor of Ntiense David Etokebe. Ms. Jefferies presents three issues, which we have reworded: 1. Did the trial court violate Jefferies’ due process rights by failing to notify […]
PINNACLE GROUP, LLC, et al., v. VICTORIA KELLY
Employment Law — Maryland Wage & Hour Law — Attorney’s fees The underlying attorneys’ fees litigation springs from the lawsuit filed in June 2013 by Victoria Kelly (“Appellee” “Ms. Kelly”), a home-health employee, in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County against her employer, Pinnacle Group, LLC, and its sole owner, Anthony D’Antonio (collectively, “Appellants[...]
ROBERT D. SCHAECHTER v. JEFFREY NADEL, et al.
Torts — Legal malpractice — Statute of limitations On October 1, 2015, Robert Schaechter (“Schaechter”) filed a two-count complaint in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County against Jeffrey Nadel, Esquire (“Mr. Nadel”) and the Law Offices of Jeffrey Nadel. Count I alleged that Mr. Nadel committed legal malpractice and Count II alleged that Mr. Nadel […]
PAMELA A. QUARSTEIN v. STILL POND TIC INTERESTS BUYERS, LLC
Civil litigation — Forged document — Calculation of sanctions After trial concluded, Pamela Quarstein claimed that she found an important additional document in her attic. She gave it to her attorney, Gene Foehl, who, in turn, sent it to some (but not all) of the opposing parties. The document caused one party to file a […]