DERONTA HOWARD v. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, et al.
Torts — Negligence — Time-barred Deronta Howard, an inmate at the Jessup Correctional Institute, filed suit in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County against the State of Maryland, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and the Patuxent Institution (collectively, the “State”). In his complaint, Howard alleged negligence in connection with injuries that [&hell[...]
SHARI CHASE v. KENNEDY KRIEGER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, INC.
Torts — Expert testimony — Summary judgment Appellant, Shari Chase, filed suit in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City seeking damages for personal injuries she allegedly sustained when her head hit a mounted cabinet in an observation room at the Kennedy Krieger Children’s Hospital, Inc. (“Kennedy Krieger”). After Ms. Chase failed to timely designate a […]
LOUIS NICASSIO v. BEKMAN, MARDER & ADKINS, LLC, ET AL.
Torts — Legal malpractice — Statute of limitations In September 2013, Louis Nicassio was injured when the hospital bed he rented to recover from back surgery collapsed under him, and he hired Gregory Hopper of the law firm Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC (“BMA”) to represent him in a products liability claim against the bed […]
TAMMIE JO WAGONER v. DANIEL LEWIS, ET AL.
Torts — Trespass — Cutting neighbor’s tree In June 2020, Tammie Jo Wagoner1 hired Robert Evick, d/b/a Bob the Tree Guy, a landscaper, to trim a number of trees located on the property of her neighbors, Kimberly Laurel Lewis and Daniel Lewis. Ms. Wagoner’s property shares a boundary with the Lewis’ property, and Ms. Wagoner […]
JAMES DAILY v. RED ROOF INNS, INC., ET AL.
Torts — Slip and fall — Contributory negligence James Daily was a regular guest at the Red Roof Inn Plus in Linthicum Heights. At the direction of an employee, he smoked cigarettes in a picnic area across the parking lot from his room. While in the picnic area sometime after 10:00 PM on September 29, […]
LUIS RIVERA-RAMIREZ, M.D., ET AL. v. DAVID J. HALL
Torts — Medical malpractice — Damages After a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the court entered an order awarding Appellee, David Hall, $770,000 in damages. On appeal, Appellants, Corizon, LLC, Corizon Health, Inc. and Luis Rivera-Ramirez present the following questions … Read the opinion
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE v. AMADIHE KENNON
Torts — Motor torts — Negligence After a traffic collision with police officer’s cruiser, Amadihe Kennon, Appellee, filed a negligence suit against the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (collectively, the “City”), Appellants, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. After a three-day jury trial, the circuit court granted Mr. Kennon’s motion for judgment on […]
STEVEN HEMSTREET, ET UX. v. GREGORY CALDWELL
Torts — Motor torts — Expert witness Mr. Steven Hemstreet was riding his motorcycle south on Maryland Route 197 in Prince George’s County (“Route 197”), when he collided with a car driven by Mr. Gregory Caldwell, appellee, at the intersection with Montpelier Drive. Mr. Hemstreet and his wife, Mrs. Barbara Hemstreet (together, “Appellants,” and “Plaintiffs” […]
STEPHEN NOLAN v. HOLLY PIERCE, et al.
Torts — Negligence — Final judgment rule Stephen Nolan, appellant, is an inmate at North Branch Correctional Institution (NCBI). In December 2021, he filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Allegany County against appellees Jeff Nines, the warden of NCBI, and Holly Pierce, a nurse practitioner employed by the State’s private contractor that provides […]
DENISE LYNN BOZARTH v. RAMS HEAD TAVERN, ET AL
Torts — Slip and fall — Municipal liability This is an appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. Appellant, Denise Lynn Bozarth, appeals the grant of motions for directed verdicts in favor of Appellees, the City of Annapolis and 35 West, LLC. Ms. Bozarth presents two questions for our review … […]
TYRONE EAMES v. WAL-MART STORES EAST, LP
Torts — Hearsay — Statement by party’s employee exception This appeal arises out of a decision by the Circuit Court for Baltimore County to grant summary judgment in favor of Wal-Mart Stores East, LP (“Wal-Mart”), appellee, and against Tyrone Eames, appellant. On April 29, 2021, Eames filed a complaint against Wal-Mart asserting claims for negligence […]
MERCEDES LEWIS v. OLAYINKA OLASIMBO, et al.
Torts — Lead paint — Duty to remediate This appeal arises from the Circuit Court of Baltimore City’s grant of summary judgement in favor of Appellees, U.S. Bank National Association (“U.S. Bank”) and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“Chase”) on July 10, 2020. The circuit court determined that neither U.S. Bank nor Chase were “owners” as […]