Tag Archives: comparative fault

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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Benchmarks: Criminal conduct part of comparative fault calculus

The Georgia Supreme Court just this morning decided that the state’s comparative fault statute allows a jury to apportion damages between a hotel chain that allegedly failed to provide adequate security and the criminals who attacked one of its guests.

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