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Jul 17, 2013

Plaintiff settles lawsuit over Jamaica plane crash

A former Owings Mills resident who was injured in a 2009 plane crash in Jamaica has settled his federal lawsuit against American Airlines Inc.

Jan 16, 2013

On dram shop liability in Maryland

There has to be some accountability for a situation that is created or made worse by the action or inaction of a tavern.

Oct 2, 2012

Staton named med-mal plaintiff’s lawyer of the year

Kerry Staton of Schochor, Federico and Staton has been named the 2013 Baltimore Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiff’s "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers.

Aug 6, 2012

HABC gets former insurer to pay part of lead-paint verdict

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has paid $3.67 million toward a lead-paint verdict after recovering money from a liquidated insurance company.

Jul 17, 2012

Big guns join the fight over fault

A case pending before Maryland’s top court has attracted national attention as groups representing U.S. businesses, doctors and insurers are pressing the Court of Appeals to preserve a 165-year-old ruling that defendants cannot be held liable for damages if the plaintiffs’ own negligence contributed at all to their injuries.

Jul 4, 2012

Fairfax lawyer’s one-minute call was misconduct

The Virginia State Bar found a defense lawyer committed misconduct by taking a one-minute phone call from a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case. Heather E. Zaug got the call from Yanira Copcutt at her Fairfax law office on April 15, 2011. Copcutt, unable to get her own lawyer on the phone, complained about the […]

May 3, 2012

No good deed goes unnoticed

I recently won my first motion for judgment during a modification for visitation hearing. It wasn’t the win that had me on cloud nine — it was my client’s level of gratitude. Her appreciation is why I work for Legal Aid. She has been dealing with her custody case for nearly a decade. I can’t […]

Jan 20, 2012

Notice for Maryland redistricting appeal sent to Supreme Court

ANNAPOLIS — A group of residents opposing Maryland’s congressional redistricting map say they’re appeal part of their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. A notice of appeal was filed Friday. Jason Torchinsky, an attorney representing nine state residents, said the appeal focuses on a Maryland law that counts prisoners in the communities where they are […]

Sep 21, 2011

Plaintiff in Frederick County race bias case faces deportation

HAGERSTOWN — A looming deportation order could complicate a Salvadoran woman’s federal lawsuit alleging race discrimination by two Frederick County sheriff’s deputies, a Latino civil-rights group said Wednesday. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency plans to deport Roxana Orellana Santos Sept. 30, Casa de Maryland said. That’s four weeks before an Oct. 28 court […]

Sep 18, 2011

Four points in Friolo’s favor on attorneys’ fees

Joy Friolo’s latest appeal on attorneys’ fees did more than just establish a formula for determining her degree of success. In its Sept. 7 decision, the Court of Special Appeals said the Montgomery County Circuit Court made four mistakes last year that shortchanged Friolo’s attorney, Leizer Z. Goldsmith, of nearly $38,000 in attorney’s fees. The […]

Aug 19, 2011

Judge throws out suit against Montgomery College

ROCKVILLE — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a conservative foundation against Montgomery College in Maryland over a school policy it said illegally offered reduced tuition to illegal immigrants. A Montgomery County judge ruled Thursday that the plaintiff did not have a right to bring the lawsuit. Washington-based Judicial Watch sued the school […]

Mar 28, 2011

Little Italy restaurants join State Center suit

A group of restaurant owners in Little Italy have joined a lawsuit that seeks to halt the $1.5 billion redevelopment of State Center, scheduled to be the subject of a hearing in Baltimore City Circuit Court on April 6. Owners of Da Mimmo’s, Sabatino’s, Chiapparelli’s, Caesar’s Den and Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop filed a petition […]

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