We were all once young and foolish — but law school at 18?!
Today is Monday, the 58th anniversary of Hawaii‘s statehood. Here are some news items to get your week started. — He was a teenage law-school student. — Drug scandal alters lawsuit between California universities. — Milwaukee calls controversial landlord a public nuisance in lawsuit. — This private Texas attorney goes after colleagues who exploit immigrants.
Lawsuit alleges utility fees violate Pickwick leases
Tenants of a Northwest Baltimore apartment complex have filed a potential class-action lawsuit against their landlord, alleging they have been assessed three times the amount of utilities fees than spelled out in their lease agreements. Pickwick Apartments also uses “vastly different and highly unfair formulas” to prorate the utility charges, giving discounts to units with […]
Office tenants seek to set aside $8M verdict
The former tenant of a Rockville office building has asked a judge to throw out more than $8 million in compensatory and punitive damages it was ordered to pay its former landlord for allegedly forcing the landlord into foreclosure — twice — because of unpaid rent.
Spying landlord hit with $1M verdict
A Montgomery County Circuit Court jury has found a Chevy Chase man liable for more than $1 million in damages for using a hidden camera to spy on a former tenant and her then-boyfriend.
Landlord sues his own experts for losing evidence
The children of Louise Lewis settled their wrongful death lawsuit against her landlord last year for $125,000. Now the landlord is seeking to recoup that money from an unusual source: two expert witnesses hired by his defense, who allegedly lost evidence that could have helped him prove he was not liable for the fatal apartment fire.
Peeping landlord faces suits
A Montgomery County lawyer has been denied a request to remove an attachment placed on his home as part of civil lawsuits stemming from his installing hidden cameras in bedrooms rented out to female tenants.
Lawyer to get day in court against his longtime landlord
Stephen H. Sacks was discussing his motion to revise a pretrial order in his lawsuit over his apartment lease, scheduled for trial Tuesday morning, when a courier entered the courtroom and handed Sacks a blue-and-red striped box.
Make sure it’s all in a contract
Our story begins with an adventure many of you have probably enjoyed – looking for office space.
On pro se litigants
Our system is not perfect, but it is unbelievably impressive in many ways. This, I think, is one of them. ...
Dog-bite liability bill fails in special session
ANNAPOLIS — A measure that Maryland lawmakers hoped would address liability concerns relating to a court ruling on dog bites by pit bulls died Wednesday morning in the General Assembly’s special session on gambling. The House of Delegates and Senate could not reconcile differences between the two chambers. Lawmakers wanted to change the law to […]
One road to entrepreneurship that started in the Virgin Islands
The journey of entrepreneurship began for us in February 2005 while sitting on the beach in the Virgin Islands. (Over the years, we have found that we always do our best strategic thinking on vacation.) I had been freelancing some marketing work on the side, and the discussion from my husband began with something like, […]
Court asked to reopen 19-year-old lead-paint poisoning case
ANNAPOLIS — A lawyer for an alleged lead-paint poisoning victim in Baltimore urged a sympathetic but seemingly unsupportive appellate court Wednesday to reopen his client’s negligence claim against his childhood landlords — a lawsuit that ended in the defendants’ favor more than 13 years ago. Ronnell Doughty, then age 7, lost his claim against landlords […]