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Jan 23, 2013

Jury gets Seacrets case

A case in which a woman is suing an Ocean City bar after she was raped in its parking lot is in the jury’s hands.

Sep 13, 2012

Former Raven sues NFL for fraud, conspiracy, negligence

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Matt Lawrence, a free agent since March after spending two seasons on the Injured Reserve list, is suing the National Football League for fraud, conspiracy and negligence for concealing the risks of long-term damage from head injuries.

Apr 30, 2012

Federal judge in Md. dismisses suit over hotel bombing

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Greenbelt has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Marriott International of a slow response to a suicide bomb attack that killed more than 50 people at a Pakistan hotel. The lawsuit was brought last June by the family of Albert DiFederico, who was among the victims of a Sept. 20, […]

Apr 9, 2012

State seeks to block $18.5M award in inmate’s death

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office is asking a Baltimore judge to cancel or reduce an $18.5 million award stemming from the murder of an inmate aboard a state prison bus. The hearing is scheduled Monday afternoon in Baltimore City Circuit Court. A jury awarded the damages in October to the parents and estate of Philip […]

Dec 7, 2011

Pa. family sues Carroll County over boy’s death

WESTMINSTER — The family of a 9-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died after a tree fell on him at a nature camp in Maryland is suing the county that runs the camp. The family of Noah Asid of Hanover, Pa., filed the wrongful death suit in Carroll County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Asid died in December […]

Nov 20, 2011

Doctor defeats lawsuit by kidney patient

A man who alleged a Cumberland doctor’s negligence cost him one and a half of his kidneys has lost a $1 million medical malpractice lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Bobby L. Willison, through his attorneys, said urologist Prabhakar Pandey violated medical standards of care by removing all of Willison’s right kidney after discovering […]

Oct 30, 2011

Opinions – Maryland Court of Special Appeals: 10/31/11

Negligence Premises liability BOTTOM LINE: The circuit court erred in granting summary judgment for defendant bar owners and managers, where patron who suffered injuries in a barroom brawl presented sufficient evidence to sustain a premises liability negligence claim. CASE: Troxel v. Iguana Cantina, LLC, No. 820, Sept. Term, 2010 (filed Oct. 3, 2011) (Judges Eyler, J., […]

Oct 23, 2011

Opinions – 10/24/11: U.S. District Court, Maryland

Civil Procedure Jurisdiction BOTTOM LINE: Notwithstanding that lawsuit was first filed by plaintiff in district court in Maryland, the pendency of a damages action in a California district court constituted good reason for Maryland district court to deviate from the “first to file” rule and decline to exercise jurisdiction, because plaintiff’s entreaty to defendants’ counsel […]

Oct 17, 2011

Father of slain prisoner takes the stand

The father of a Baltimore man who was killed by a fellow prisoner while they were being transported by bus in February 2005 spoke of regrets and missed opportunities Monday in his negligence suit against the state. Philip E. Parker Sr., 47, tearfully told a Baltimore City Circuit Court jury that he lamented missing years […]

Oct 16, 2011

Opinions – 10/17/11: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Criminal Law Supplemental jury instructions BOTTOM LINE: The circuit court did not err in giving a supplemental jury instruction, patterned upon the definition of consent set forth in the model second-degree rape instruction, in response to a jury question asking for clarification of the definition of consent. CASE: Perez v. State, No. 2000, Sept. Term, […]

Sep 7, 2011

Negligence suit over prison bus slaying heads to trial

A judge ruled Wednesday that there is enough evidence for a trial on whether the state was negligent when an inmate killed another inmate aboard a prison bus in 2005. The parents of Phillip E. Parker Jr. claim in a lawsuit that his death was caused by correctional officers’ ineptitude, deliberate indifference and negligence. “It […]

Jul 17, 2011

Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 7/18/11

Administrative Law Standing for judicial review BOTTOM LINE: Petitioners lacked standing to maintain an action for judicial review of a final administrative decision by the Prince George’s County Council since petitioners did not reside in, have a property interest in or pay property taxes in the county. CASE: Gosain v. County Council of Prince George’s […]

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