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Dec 4, 2013

In-House Interrogatory

How can in-house counsel ensure they are handling insurance claims properly?

Apr 23, 2013

P.G. County firefighter wins $300K on retaliation claim

A retired Prince George’s County firefighter was awarded damages of $300,000 after a federal jury found the county unlawfully retaliated against her for filing a complaint of racial and gender bias.

Feb 27, 2013

In-House Interrogatory

Do you think your company will see an increase in discrimination and wage-and-hour claims?

Jul 17, 2012

German court tosses Apple design claim against Motorola

BERLIN — A German court has dismissed an Apple lawsuit seeking to ban the sale of Motorola’s Xoom tablet computer throughout the European Union. In its case, Apple Inc claimed the Motorola product infringed its intellectual property because its design was too similar to the iPad. In its verdict Tuesday, the court in the western […]

May 1, 2012

Barry Rosen: Investigate harassment claims promptly

A recent federal case, Tuli v. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, demonstrates how costly it can be for a health care organization to fail to respond to complaints about discrimination and harassment. Dr. Sagun Tuli was hired in 2002 by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as an associate surgeon in the department of neurosurgery. Dr. […]

Mar 26, 2012

Facebook moves to dismiss N.Y. man’s ownership claim

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Attorneys for Facebook are asking a judge to dismiss a New York man’s lawsuit claiming half-ownership of the social networking site. The request comes in papers filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo. Attorneys for Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg say they’ve proved over several months that […]

Nov 8, 2011

Redskins fight ex-punter’s workers’ compensation claim

The Washington Redskins on Tuesday urged Maryland’s top court to sack prior decisions requiring the team to pay Maryland workers’ compensation benefits to ex-punter Tom Tupa, who suffered a career-ending back injury during preseason warm-ups at FedEx Field in Landover in 2005. The team’s lawyer told the Court of Appeals that Tupa’s contract expressly called […]

Oct 21, 2011

Judge limits claims in Maryland prison bus slaying case

A judge ruled Friday that plaintiffs in a wrongful death case cannot claim malice by five state correctional officers who failed to prevent a man from killing a fellow inmate aboard a prison bus in 2005. The ruling by Baltimore City Circuit Judge Sylvester Cox prevents the parents and estate of Philip Parker Jr. from […]

Aug 22, 2011

Lawyers seek class claim guidance from 4th Circuit

BOSTON — Bankruptcy and consumer attorney groups have chimed in on a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case in an effort to get clarity on what standards the bankruptcy court should apply in determining whether to certify a class. The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Advocates have […]

Aug 14, 2011

Marianne D. Fishler: Life insurance isn’t for you, it’s for survivors

The questions around life insurance — Do I need it? How much? What kind (term, universal, whole life, variable, fixed)? — keep many people awake at night. And once purchased, how do you know you made the right decision? You were probably advised to make the purchase by a person who sells insurance, right? And […]

Jul 17, 2011

Job discrimination suit dismissed over procedure

Plaintiffs suing cities and counties in Maryland must affirmatively state in their complaints that they have satisfied the statutory 180-day notice requirement of their intent to file a claim. Failure to do so will result in the dismissal of their case, even if they did, in fact, satisfy the notice mandate under the Local Government […]

Jun 23, 2011

Week in review: 6/24/11

Baltimore praised as convention site The Americas Meeting and Events Exhibition drew more than 3,000 meeting and convention planners to the Baltimore Convention Center this week in what city officials called an opportunity to show the world “the new Baltimore” — a great place for organizations’ meetings. Slots lawsuit settled The Baltimore Development Corp., the Baltimore […]

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