WASHINGTON — If you’ve been putting off repairing a peeling windowsill, or you’re thinking of knocking out a wall, listen up: Check how old your house is. You may need to take steps to protect your kids from dangerous lead. ...Read More »
Maryland will become the next state to permit same-sex couples to marry this year if Gov. Martin O’Malley’s new pledge of support for the legislation is worth at least the few Democratic House votes by which the measure fell short ...Read More »
The family of an inmate who was killed aboard a prison bus was awarded $18.5 million and a Baltimore police detective is being sued by the family of a man he shot in 2009. Those stories and more in this ...Read More »
In a victory for lead-poisoning victims, Maryland’s top court Monday struck down as unconstitutional a statutory provision that immunized landlords of older properties from liability if they met state registration requirements and offered $17,000 payments for the medical expenses of ...Read More »
The level of lead poisoning suffered by 4-year-old Amia Izzard shocked her lawyer, Norris C. Ramsey, who had represented at least 10 lead paint poisoning victims before. It shocked Ramsey’s co-counsel, Wendell H. Grier. It even shocked Izzard’s doctors. “One ...Read More »
Two Baltimore lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of at least 75 families they say were poisoned while participating in a lead-paint abatement study performed by the Kennedy Krieger Institute in the mid-1990s. Thomas F. Yost Jr. of ...Read More »
The state’s top court has disbarred a Baltimore lawyer for altering client files to make them less attractive to the firm he was working for so he could pick up the clients when he opened his own solo practice. In ...
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Peter Byrnes, an attorney with Bennett & Albright P.A. in Baltimore, focuses primarily on lead paint litigation in his practice. But when he needs an escape, he just goes down to the basement of his Millersville home to his woodworking shop. Now, family and friends come to him with projects, and Byrnes says as long as they provide the wood, he'll do the work for fun.Read More »
The courthouse doors are closed to an alleged victim of childhood lead-paint poisoning who failed to notify the Housing Authority of Baltimore City within 180 days after being diagnosed with an elevated blood lead level, a Maryland appeals court has ...
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The judge presiding over a lead-paint poisoning trial should not have told the jury that the tenant had a duty to keep the property “in a clean and sanitary condition,” Maryland’s highest court held Monday. The Court of Appeals ordered ...
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