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Torts

Jul 7, 2023

SHELLY BLACKSTON v. DOCTORS WEIGHT LOSS CENTERS INC., ET AL.

Torts — Medical malpractice — Statutory remittitur This case arises from a liposuction procedure that Dr. Alba Roy Heron, Jr. (“Dr. Heron”), one of the appellees, performed on Shelly Blackston, appellant, at his office in Alexandria, Virginia. The procedure caused Ms. Blackston to suffer permanent physical and emotional injuries. Read the opinion

Jun 27, 2023

DAVID ESTEPPE v. BALTIMORE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Torts — Judicial estoppel — Misconduct This case is before us on appeal from an order of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City granting summary judgment in favor of the Baltimore City Police Department (the “Department”), appellee, in a declaratory judgment action initiated by David Esteppe, appellant. Esteppe filed a Motion for Declaratory Relief to […]

Jun 14, 2023

ZHONGAN WANG v. OAKBROOK MANAGEMENT CO.

Torts — Property invasion — Cause of action Appellant, Zhongan Wang, appeals from the dismissal of his complaint filed in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County against Appellee, Oakbrook Management Co. (“Oakbrook”). Read the opinion

Jun 2, 2023

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[...]

May 3, 2023

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 […]

Apr 3, 2023

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 […]

Apr 3, 2023

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 […]

Mar 24, 2023

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, […]

Feb 27, 2023

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

Feb 27, 2023

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 […]

Feb 22, 2023

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” […]

Feb 13, 2023

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 […]

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