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Tag Archives: tort

Justices to decide if U.S. is immune in assault, medical malpractice suits

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal government is immune from tort liability for the alleged sexual assault of a prison inmate by correctional officers that occurred outside the scope of an arrest, search or seizure.

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After the ruling: Employers prepare, tort reform debate reignites

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s ruling in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius means that it’s time for many lawyers and their clients affected by the law to get moving quickly to prepare for its implementation next year. While ...

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Opinions – 9/19/11: U.S. District Court, Maryland

Civil Procedure Attorneys’ fees BOTTOM LINE: Plaintiffs who successfully obtained a declaratory judgment vindicating their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act were entitled to attorneys’ fees related to their successful claims for declaratory relief, pursuant to the statute’s fee-shifting ...

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Job discrimination suit dismissed over procedure

Plaintiffs suing cities and counties in Maryland must affirmatively state in their complaints that they have satisfied the statutory 180-day notice requirement of their intent to file a claim. Failure to do so will result in the dismissal of their ...

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Opinions-Maryland Court of Special Appeals: 1/31/11

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Civil Procedure Discovery sanctions BOTTOM LINE: Where the plaintiff’s counsel’s answers to interrogatories did not comply with Rule 2-402, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in imposing sanctions and excluding the testimony of ...

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