An insurance policy’s standard coverage for lost business due to property damage does not apply to a restaurant’s loss of revenue after eateries were ordered closed to in-house dining in 2020, Maryland’s second highest court ruled.
A commercial landowner knew or should have known that one of the many cigarette butts being tossed into mulch on its property could cause a fire that would harm neighbors, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled this week in saying a Capitol Heights facility was properly held liable for more than $1.3 million in damage after […]
A commercial landowner knew or should have known that one of the many cigarette butts being tossed in mulch on its property could cause a fire that would harm neighbors, a divided Maryland appeals court ruled Thursday in saying a Capitol Heights facility was properly held liable for more than $1.3 million in damage after […]
Maryland’s top court agreed Wednesday to consider how much money two groups of Jacksonville residents should receive in damages from Exxon Mobil Corp. in their lawsuits over a massive 2006 gasoline leak. The Court of Appeals granted petitions for writs of certiorari for its September 2012 term for two cases, Exxon Mobil Corporation v. Albright […]
Maryland’s top court has overturned a $1 million award to about 25 condominium resale purchasers in Port Deposit who claimed the property management company and condo association violated state laws by providing them operating budgets at closing that did not disclose potential future assessments for repairs. In its decision, the Court of Appeals said the […]
Baltimore police and fire officials are urging people to be on the lookout for suspicious activity after a string of firebombings across the city in recent weeks. Officials announced Thursday that there have been nine arson incidents involving Molotov cocktails in the city since Sept. 13, but there have been no serious injuries or property […]
Inside Christopher Sharp’s Samsung Eternity smartphone was a digital scrapbook that could have been titled “Proud Father.” Sharp, 38, of Owings Mills, had videos of his 5-year-old son “Joshy” at the beach, at the Howard County Fair and at his soccer and basketball games. But more than a year’s worth of memories were erased in […]
When the Vona family’s historic home in Frederick flooded after its kickspace heaters failed simultaneously, its insurer paid nearly $175,000 for the damage. Then, Brethren Mutual Insurance Co. filed a subrogation action against Smith’s Environmental Products, which it said was responsible for the damage. In February, a jury in U.S. District Court in Baltimore agreed […]