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Md. court denies ‘unclean’ widow share of husband’s estate (access required)

A woman found to have manipulated a grieving, ailing and wealthy widower into marriage was rightfully denied a statutory share of his estate when he died, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Wednesday. Emeline Wilson Watkins’ manipulation of Robert F. Watkins Jr. ...

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Widow loses tax challenge (access required)

A taxpayer was not entitled to “innocent spouse” relief when she learned of a substantial tax liability for a joint return filed after her husband’s death, the U.S. Tax Court has ruled in upholding an assessment of $25,000 for unpaid ...

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Jury awards widow $435K verdict in medical malpractice case (access required)

A federal jury in Greenbelt returned a $435,000 verdict to the family of a man who died after his doctor failed to properly investigate signs of an intracranial hemorrhage. Mansour Eid, a Lebanese-American lawyer who worked in Lebanon, but who ...

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Widow accepts $1.5 million settlement in wrongful-death lawsuit (access required)

The widow and child of a machinist killed while operating a boring machine in Baltimore have settled for $1.5 million in a wrongful-death lawsuit they filed against the manufacturer. David M. Desrosiers’ widow and daughter had sued Giddings & Lewis ...

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New trial granted to Amtrak worker’s widow (access required)

A widow can pursue a wrongful-death claim against Amtrak because the trial judge failed to tell jurors that assumption of risk is no defense in the case of a railroad worker killed on the job, Maryland’s top court ruled Wednesday. ...

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