Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: damages cap

Jury awards $5M after Baltimore boy with badly broken leg not given care at school (access required)

A Baltimore jury awarded $5 million this week to the family of a 9-year-old boy who severely broke his leg during a schoolyard football game but was provided only mustard and a washcloth to bite on by public school personnel ...

Read More »

Appeals court overturns $205M verdict against Hopkins (access required)

A Maryland appeals court Monday overturned a $205.38 million birth injury verdict against Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, saying the mother disregarded medical advice that her child be delivered via cesarean section rather than by induced vaginal delivery due to ...

Read More »

Damages cap on injured, killed pets would rise to $25K under Md. bill (access required)

Owners of pets injured or killed by an individual’s tortious act could be awarded up to $25,000 in compensatory damages – rather than the current limit of $10,000 – under legislation the House Judiciary Committee considered Friday. Maryland law compensates ...

Read More »

Verdict in prison guard assault case cut to $200K under damages cap (access required)

A $2.7 million verdict for a man who was assaulted by prison guards has been reduced to $200,000 under the cap on damages in lawsuits against the state and its employees. Kevin Younger was assaulted by several officers at the ...

Read More »