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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Md. court weighs state’s liability when defending employees, immunizing itself (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland must be held liable for the full damages awarded when it defends a sued state employee who is later found liable for gross negligence on the job, a plaintiffs’ lawyer told Maryland’s top court Tuesday in seeking ...

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