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Dec 30, 2014


Appellant was badly injured after being struck by a car driven by an intoxicated eighteen-year-old. Appellee allegedly provided alcohol to the underaged driver. The circuit court granted summary judgment for appellee on the grounds that Maryland does not hold social hosts liable for the injuries caused by their intoxicated guests

Dec 9, 2014

Shundra Banks, et al. v. Terex Corporation, et al.

Michael Banks worked at the Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland; he operated a forklift that moved pallets of beer kegs in the brewery’s cooler. On March 23, 2009, a co-worker found him in the cooler lying unconscious next to the forklift, and he died a day later.

Nov 30, 2014


Did the circuit court err by ruling that, as a matter of law, the operator of an outpatient methadone clinic owed no duty of care to third parties?

Oct 17, 2014

Suit moves forward in police death of Maryland man

A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit to move forward against three Frederick County sheriff's deputies in the death of a young man with Down syndrome.

Jul 31, 2014

Federal judge goes to the videotape, dismisses lawsuit

Sounding like an NFL referee, a judge dismissed a woman’s claim that a bus driver’s negligence caused her to trip and fall after viewing a video showing she fell on her own.

Jun 6, 2014

Va. lawyer hit with $1.2M negligence award

A Newport News, Virginia jury has returned a $1.2 million verdict against a Hampton lawyer accused of costing his divorce client that amount in lost alimony by failing to appear in the case.

May 12, 2014

Woman fined $500 in crash that killed motorcyclist

Prosecutors say a woman charged with texting while driving has been fined $500 for an accident that killed a motorcyclist.

Jan 21, 2014

Jury awards $2.5M in wrongful death case

A Wicomico County jury has found a general surgeon liable for failing to diagnose the cancer that ultimately killed a 25-year-old Salisbury woman and has awarded $2.5 million in damages to her parents and her estate.

Nov 27, 2013

BJ’s can enforce play-area waiver, Md. top court holds

Retailers can enforce the waiver agreements they make parents sign before allowing their children to enter a play area, the state’s highest court has held.

Nov 26, 2013

Baltimore seeks OK to settle two slip-and-fall suits

The city’s Board of Estimates is set to approve settlements Wednesday in two slip-and-fall cases totaling $125,000.

Oct 16, 2013

DSS, father sued over death of baby

The family of a six-month-old who was strangled by her father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against him, the state and the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, a state agency.

May 7, 2013

Epileptic inmate settles suit

An epileptic inmate who was injured after he fell from the top of his bunk during a seizure has settled his federal lawsuit against officials at a state prison.

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