Tag Archives: punitive damages

Baltimore to partially cover punitive damages in police misconduct case

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis (File photo)

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis announced Friday the city will pay the majority of a $40,000 punitive damage award on behalf of a group of police officers but stressed that the decision is “entirely unrelated to the spurious assertions” by ...

Read More »

Montgomery County deaths spur Maryland drunken-driving bills

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said the potential for jail time for parents who host underage drinking parties puts ‘additional teeth’ into existing laws. ‘There should be consequences for these actions other than a fine,’ he says. ‘Fines are wholly inadequate as maximum penalties.’ (Photo illustration by Maximilian Franz)

The drunken-driving-related deaths in Montgomery County last year of two recent high-school graduates and a police officer have spurred legislation to allow judges to imprison adults who host underage-drinking parties, permit drunken-driving victims to get punitive damages and increase the punishment for drunken motorists who kill people.

Read More »

Senate passes bill to allow punitive damages against drunk drivers

The Senate on Friday passed legislation enabling drunk drivers to be held liable for punitive damges if they have a conviction or drunk driving within the fast 10 years and caused the victim’s death or other injury by driving a motor vehicle while have a blood alcohol concentration of at least 0.15.

Read More »