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Md. Court of Appeals to weigh rule protecting settlement sellers

Maryland’s top court on Thursday will consider and possibly vote on a proposed rule designed to ensure judges protect recipients of structured financial settlements from being exploited if they choose to sell them to a third party due to an imminent need for money.

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‘Slight’ lead-paint damages still compensable, court rules

Lead-paint plaintiffs’ attorneys say plan to ask the Court of Special Appeals to report an opinion issued Thursday striking down what they call a common defense argument in lead-paint cases. An unanimous appellate panel held that a loss of IQ ...

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Lead-paint case can rely on circumstantial evidence, Md. court says

Circumstantial evidence can be used to show that lead was likely present in a home and poisoned a child, a Maryland appeals court has held in reviving a woman’s lead-paint poisoning lawsuit even though the Baltimore house where she lived as a baby was never tested for the toxin.

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Citing Freddie Gray unrest, judge tosses $9.3M lead-paint verdict

Hours after a Baltimore jury in late April awarded Terrance Smith Jr. $9.3 million in damages for his lead-paint poisoning lawsuit, one of his lawyers praised jurors for seeing the case through despite the riots following Freddie Gray’s death. The ...

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