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JENNY J. COPSEY, ET AL. v. JOHN S. PARK, ET AL

Torts — Medical malpractice — Superseding causation This case involves a medical malpractice action by the wife, minor daughters, and mother of Lance Copsey, deceased, against John S. Park, M.D. The appellants assert that Dr. Park negligently misread Mr. Copsey’s ...

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ROBERT W. MALLETTE, III v. CARLOS MOORER

Torts — Jury instruction — Statutory presumption regarding intoxication Robert W. Mallette III sued a Baltimore City police officer for malicious prosecution. The jury awarded him $170,000 in damages – $70,000 more than he had requested in his complaint and ...

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MICHAEL RUBENSTEIN v. STATE OF MARYLAND, et al.

Torts — Negligence — Contributory negligence This case concerns a tragic motorcycle accident that left the plaintiff, Michael Rubenstein, severely injured. A Frederick County jury found the State of Maryland and Frederick County negligent for failing to properly maintain the ...

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RALPH T. BYRD v. MELVIN G. BERGMAN

Torts — Legal malpractice — Genuine issue of material fact This appeal arises from appellant, Ralph T. Byrd’s legal malpractice action against appellee, Melvin I. Bergman. The Circuit Court for Prince George’s County granted appellee’s motion for summary judgment and ...

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RUSSELL R. MIRABILE v. NANCY A. LEITER

Torts — Defamation — Statute of limitations Appellant Mirabile and appellee Leiter are brother and sister who, in 1994, became equal partners in a mobile home park and allied businesses. Disagreements between them led to a contentious lawsuit filed in ...

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