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Tag Archives: personal injury

Olney car-crash plaintiff opts to remit jury award after judge’s ruling

An Olney man injured in a vehicle collision in 2011 has elected to accept a drastically reduced damages award rather than challenge the reduction or have a new trial after a judge ruled last month that the jury’s award “shocked the conscience.” ...

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When parking garages attack

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Watch out for the mechanical gate the next time you walk in a parking garage. An Upper Marlboro woman is suing Johns Hopkins Hospital after she says a gate in one of the hospital’s garages hit her in the head ...

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Neil Lewis’ ex-clients on hook for medical bills he didn’t pay

Susan K. Francis, left, and Ellyn Riedl, from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, say Neil J. Lewis’ former clients may need to turn to the state’s Client Protection Fund. (File photo)

They hired Neil J. Lewis to represent them after they were injured in car accidents. But some of his former clients are now finding themselves back in court to pay their portion of what could be more than a $1 million in medical bills Lewis was supposed to pay out of settlement proceeds, a transgression that led to his disbarment.

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Personal injury cases today

Zebulan Snyder Gen JD

Personal injury lawyers get painted in a bad light for filing meritless cases over trivial or nonexistent injuries. But today, it is insurance companies, not plaintiff lawyers, who provoke needless personal injury litigation in cases where the injuries are modest.

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Top court hears BJ’s bid to stop suit over play-area injury

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Attorneys for an injured boy’s parents and a national chain battled Tuesday at Maryland’s highest court over whether parents can sign away their children’s right to recover for injuries they might sustain in a store’s play area.

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