A Maryland attorney with a history of substance abuse will be disbarred for his illegal activities, abandonment of clients and misappropriation of client funds.
Asbestos companies cannot be held liable for the illnesses suffered by family members of people who brought the carcinogenic fibers home with them before federal safety regulations were issued in 1972, Maryland’s highest court has ruled.
In a ruling that is being hailed by the plaintiffs’ bar, the Rhode Island Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of the state statute that mandates 12 percent interest on medical-malpractice verdicts, while also shedding new light on whether a judge can inject the issue of insurance liability into a med-mal case.
A fired executive who won a $5 million award for breach of a retention agreement cannot add a “performance bonus” to that award, under a decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Six months after the North Carolina Supreme Court overruled the state Court of Appeals and held that a police officer’s mistaken beliefs about the law could be a reasonable basis for a stop, the appeals court pushed back.
A plaintiff must get an independent medical examination in a third-party no-fault case even though she already had the same exam in the prior lawsuit against her own insurance company, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a 2-1 decision.
Long before the Civil War, the high court of Maryland instituted the doctrine of contributory negligence. On Tuesday, the current high court of Maryland said that if anyone is going to change that rule – which bars any chance of recovering damages in a lawsuit if the victim in any way, to any degree, contributed to his or her own injury – the decision must come from the legislature.
An informal email exchange between opposing parties to a dispute over an aborted business transaction was sufficient to constitute a binding settlement agreement, a U.S. District Court judge has found.
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a same-sex couple challenging a Michigan law that prevents them from adopting each other’s children.
A miner’s widow was not required to prove the cause of her husband’s death in order to recover “black lung” benefits under a survivor claim pending when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.