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Contributory negligence standard survives challenge in Maryland

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 ...

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Plaintiff’s negligence at issue in ‘crashworthiness’ case

A plaintiff’s underlying negligence can be considered in determining damages in a product liability case challenging the “crashworthiness” of a sports utility vehicle, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from a U.S. District Court.

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