A Baltimore County jury awarded over $9 million to the family of a pastor who died from a severe bedsore he developed while living in a Timonium nursing home.
A man who says that he and his deceased partner privately exchanged vows to create a common-law marriage has adequately shown the marriage exists in order bring a wrongful death lawsuit, a court ruled.
Maryland’s top court might soon revisit its decades-old precedent that a prohibition on minor children suing their parents survives the child’s death.
The family of a 20-year-old man who was buried alive while working at a Baltimore excavation site has a cause of action against the city for its alleged negligence in hiring a contractor who failed to protect its worker against the cave-in, the family’s attorney told Maryland’s top court Monday. But a lawyer for Baltimore […]
A former University of Virginia lacrosse player from Maryland is liable for fatally beating his girlfriend in 2010 and must pay $15 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, a jury found.
The parents of a 21-year-old man killed by police at a Gaithersburg McDonald's last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Montgomery County.
A new lawsuit claims that the wastewater facility where a Department of Public Works supervisor drowned in 2019 was a “deathtrap” that was so poorly maintained it was all but guaranteed to harm employees. The DPW employee, Trina Cunningham, died when part of a catwalk fell out from under her, dropping her into an 18-foot […]
Maryland’s top court will consider whether a patient’s terminal illness can give rise to a wrongful death claim based on the argument that they would have lived years longer had the diagnosis been made and life-extending treatment begun earlier. The Court of Appeals this week agreed to review a lower court ruling that family members […]
Baltimore County has agreed to pay $6.5 million to the family of a man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop on an interstate highway two years ago. The agreement settles the family’s federal lawsuit alleging that the officer who shot Eric J. Sopp on Nov. 26, 2019, needlessly escalated the encounter […]
The family of a 20-year-old man who was buried alive while working at a Baltimore excavation site has no claim against the city for its alleged negligence in hiring a contractor who failed to protect its worker against the cave-in, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled last week. The common law duty to protect Kyle Hancock from […]
A doctor’s failure to diagnose a patient’s terminal illness cannot give rise to a wrongful death claim based on the argument that the patient would have lived years longer had the diagnosis been made and life-extending treatment begun earlier, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled in an appeal brought by the family of a metastatic breast […]
Uber cannot be held civilly responsible for the killing of one its drivers by a passenger in Oxon Hill two years ago, the ridesharing company stated Friday in moving to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of the driver’s three fatherless children in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. In papers filed with the court, Uber […]