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Tag Archives: negligence

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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 6/6/11

Criminal Law Escape BOTTOM LINE: The defendants’ convictions for second-degree escape were legally valid even though the convictions were predicated on their failure to obey a court order was legally invalid. CASE: Hill, et al. v. State, No. 93, Sept. ...

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